Binding A Quilt - What others have said About this Quilt Article

""Now I see this.....I just bought the binding tool from Missouri quilt store.. haven't tried it yet but will on my next quilt...I was having to watch a video on how to finish off the bindiing everytime I got finished with a I ordered the tool..I might try this way also and decide which I like better...the tool was on sale and they make it look so easy on their tutorials...thanks for the tip...""

I have used the Missouri quilt binding tool for several quilts now. I did have to watch the video for the first few times, but it does make a very smooth finish.

Yes, I have seen it done this way, I think it is just a matter of preference. I think if it is in a quilt show, not sure how the judges or quilt police look at the binding, depends on how big the show is. Some judges can be rather pickey about how you finish you binding. I think this way is fine.

I learned this method from a youtube video, and it's easier than trying to sew the mitered seam at the end. I am not at my home computer, or I'd possibly be able to find the link.

Yes, that is the way I was taught in my first beginners quilting class. I still have problems getting my corners sqaure instead of kinda round at the point.

I do this method a little different. I fold the binding beginning on the 45 degree angle and press it and do not cut it! Pin it to the quilt edge around the center of one side of the quilt. I start sewing the binding on about 6" or more down from this end. When I have gone around the quilt, I stop sewing when I get almost 6" from the beginning of the binding that was pinned down. I remove the quilt from the machine. Lay the loose binding tail along the quilt edge SMOOTHLY and tuck it under the beginning binding fold. (Make sure the beginning part is smoothly laid down as well). Where the tail is lined up on top of the the inside fold raw edge, I cut the binding tail with a straight cut. (You can mark the spot where it meets the raw edge, and then cut it straight with scissors or place on a mat and rotary cut). Open up the fold and match the edges of the two binding ends (L shape like you join two binding strips), right sides together, pin them together. The fold line is your 45 degree sewing line! Some times it is a little difficult to put the strips in the machine with them attached to the quilt if you didn't leave them unsewn enough. Sew on the diagonal line. Cut off the excess so you leave a 1/4" seam allowance on the binding connection. Re-Fold the binding, lay it along the quilt edge, and sew the binding down the rest of the way. I even use this method when binding small items, just have to leave enough unsewn binding so you can pull it away from the quilt enough to get the two ends into the machine to sew them together.

Im pretty new to quilting. I only know the way Fons and Porter teach you. I too have to watch the video over and over again to get it right. I seem to always sew on the wrong side and it gets twisted every time. This tucking in looked so easy. It surprises me that it has been around for awhile. I am always learning so much here. Its a pleasure to help others. Thank you.

Thank you so much this makes it so much clearer than the other ones i've seen thanks for sharing.

this is how I have doing now . For me it is much easier and my binding looks better

I have always done mine this way, I think it's the best way. jmha

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