Friday, March 12, 2010

Adding a Binding

Ready to add binding.
Stitch top to batting, then stitch top/batting to backing fabric. Trim all three layers to 1/4 inch all around. Taking care that your piece is a perfect square or rectangle, use your big square ruler, place it on top to square up.
Cut binding strip for mini at 2 inches, fold and iron into 1/2 and start at the bottom of quilt.
Lay binding along edge of quilt and sew 1/4 inch seam .
Stop 1/4 inch from corner, pull up binding and then fold over itself along next edge.
Stitch from top edge and proceed with sewing along to 1/4 inch of the next corner, but check your corner first that it will be square.
Finish strips by inserting tail into the begining tail and stitch together along seam.
Turn over binding, ease out corners so they are square.
Whip stitch the binding at the back.
Easy peezie! really. Its all in the prep work, relax, check and recheck before you proceed to far especially after you have turned a corner.

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