Monday, June 7, 2010
More Tips on Binding
Update: There is a binding tool that you need to see at http://kayzquiltz.blogspot.com/2011/07/friday-night-sew-in-results-thread.html
The last time I posted on binding there were a few more tips that I wanted to share.
After the binding is all sewn together, I cut off the end of my binding at a 45 degree angle and press the length in half. I'm not sure whether you can see it in the picture below, but the binding on the left is also pressed under a quarter of an inch so there are no raw edges. The binding on the right side is trimmed at a 45 degree angle in the opposite direction--make sure you do not trim it too short! The reason for trimming it at an angle is to avoid extra bulk in your binding.
The binding is pinned as shown in the picture and stitched. I personally like hand stitching my binding down with a blind hem. I always cut my binding on the bias, which is cut at a 45 degree angle on my ruler. If you are new to quilting, I highly suggest that you borrow or buy a beginners quilt book for reference. Do you have any more tips on binding--please leave me a comment.