Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The quilt in this example measures 32″ w x 48″ h. Add the backing to your quilt top and machine stitch the quilt. Faced binding is also helpful when binding something where you don't have any suitable fabric for a normal binding and are too tight to buy any ;o). I saw this first time somewhere and came to see it again at Jenny’s Quilt skipper. This is where you will begin and end stitching. Trim your quilt, squaring up the corners, so that the backing and batting are even with the edge of the quilt. I want one in acrylic or whatever that hard plastic is – lol. Thank you for visiting! It’s sewn in place. Stitch binding down with 1/4″ seam allowance. Nice tutorial! I’ve been confirmed for your class in Long Beach – weeeeeee! This is one of my down falls. Learn how your comment data is processed. Bring the two binding edges together, matching up the finger pressed lines and pin. I cut my facing strips just a little bit longer. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Will have to make a small quilt top just to give yours a try! I can’t thank you enough for this tutorial! You explained it in such an easily understandable way. Very hard to put that thing away. You make this look so easy. @Jojo, That tool, made by Dritz, came in my teacher bag at festival, it is awesome! Beautifully done. Fantastic tutorial, very clear and I love how you did the corners, obviously reduced bulk. You'll also need 4 squares for the corners. Binding size refers to the width of the finished binding as it appears from the front of the quilt. So what is it about death imagery in pandemics. Quilt binding is the fabric that's used to cover the outer edges of the quilt sandwich — the quilt top, batting, and backing — after the quilt is quilted. You can cut the strips in advance or cut... 4 – 3” or 4” squares of fabric for the corners. Hopefully this will help! To make a facing for your art quilt, you will make a “frame” for the quilt back out of 2 1/2″ strips. thanks so much for sharing!Have a creative week…. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. i’ve bound quilts using this binding before but the directions were never this clear and precise – especially the photo of the mitered corners on the wrong size. Now start on the top and bottom of the quilt, using the TOP/BOTTOM strips. JUDY, oops. Sometimes also called “birthing” a quilt. Thank you so much. After your quilt top has been layered with the back, batting and top, and then quilted; you cut off these raw edges. It’s too early in the morning. Like you did for the SIDE strips, again press the binding strip outwards firmly, and understitch the strip to the seam allowance. Prairie points add a great deal of interest with the use of color and texture and are a great addition to any quilt. Fold the binding back at a 45° angle, place the next binding down and repeat the previous step. Want a message in your inbox when a new post is published? Repeat for the second TOP/BOTTOM strip. Very clear and helpful instructions! Is it paper? Faced Binding Tutorial Step One: Prepare the quilt and strips Can you tell I was looking at all the wonderful tutorials we’ve posted…dear Judy, such a lovely faced binding. Thanks because I was going to put my latest piece on a stetcher frame and I like this idea better. It will fit exactly over the top of the quilt. I knew this couldn’t be too hard but I have been a little timid about trying it. I will be trying it out this morning! I have faced a quilt twice - both using a method from the same tutorial. Pin the binding fabric to the front of the quilt with a couple extra inches of binding at either end. I shall give it Go yours looks so neat. This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 1:00 PM. Your sewing is just beautiful and your corners are even BETTER!! If your quilt is rectangular, this will be 1 long strip and 1 short strip. The faced binding takes you right to the edge of the quilt, and gives the quilt a really clean and finished feel. I’ve been thinking about doing some faced bindings but couldn’t find a clear tutorial out there. Get my latest updates sent directly to your inbox. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and press. Subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. So we're gonna go ahead and put this in place. With a pencil place a mark 1/4" from the top edge of the quilt, do the same at the bottom edge of the quilt. You explained it so well that even my sleep deprived brain understood! The quilt design simply stops at the edge. Powered by. I have come across this technique before but have never tried it. Two-Tone Quilt Binding: An Instructable for people who already know how to put a binding on a quilt, but want to mix it up a bit. It is filed under Creating! Cut 4 right angle triangles measuring 2″ on the vertical and horizontal sides for the corners. Begin by pinning the corner squares (now pressed into triangles) to the right side of the … March 28 - Sandra of Sew of Course - you are here. Due to the pandemic all in person workshops will be cancelled until further notice. First, prep your facing strips in the same way you would prep traditional binding. I always hand stitch the binding down with the edge side towards me. Step Two: Applying Binding Strips So, when I make large art quilts, I like to make faced bindings, which creates a very clean finish to the front of a quilt (and you can never get a critical comment from a judge that your binding is not evenly filled either, lol). I’ll be removing it and trying out your tut soon! I have been wanting to start doing my quilt edges this way for a LONG time and this is actually the first tutorial that made sense of it for this visually directed person! The double-fold binding method uses a single layer of fabric on the edges of the quilt, making it more economical than traditional bias binding. and tagged with faced binding. you do such beautiful work…. align the binding raw edges with the quilt raw edge and, using a 1⁄ 4" seam allowance, sew the binding to the quilt, beginning at least 4"–6" from a corner, and leaving a tail of about 4"–6" (on large quilts, leave a tail of about 12"). I also prefer a facing because the hand stitching required at the end is easier as there is more fabric turned to the back, and it doesn’t have to be exact. Can you tell I like it??!!! Shouldn't cost any more … Trim the edges evenly. Thanks for the great tutorial. thanks Lyric. Be sure and check out all the spring tutorials; Freezer paper stencils and Paintstiks: Jane LaFazio. Also – where did you get that measuring tool? By Cheryl Fall . After completing the detailed process of sewing a quilt (see How to Make a Quilt) the last step is to bind the edges with fabric to give your quilt a “finished” look.This article details the process for making binding strips and using them to bind your quilt. Measure all the horizontal sides of the quilt. Beautiful! I sew through the facing and backing and just slightly into the batting, being careful not to let my stitches show on front. Cut 2 strips 2 1/2″ x the width of two opposite sides of your quilt–I usually start with the top and the bottom. A 3" square works well for smaller wall hangings, for larger quilts, try 4-5" squares. Thanks for the great tutorial. Binding keeps the edges intact and can add another element to the quilt's design. Last time, I wanted to do this, I ended up putting it on a stretched canvas. And is it gallery ready with this method? Measure the width and length of your quilt and cut four 2" wide facing strips that are 2" longer than each side. Quilt binding is often the last step in finishing a quilt and an important one! This is the simplest way to … I cannot reply if you are a "no-reply" blogger! I find it easier to make my stitches invisible. The most popular method is to use binding which protects the edges of your quilt from a lot of wear. Turn the binding to the back, poking the corner out to a point with your finger or with a blunt pointed object. Take a 2.5" strip and fold it in half, wrong sides together, then press. (c) Sandra Jansen for Studio Sew of Course. Pin the binding fabric to the front of the quilt with a couple extra inches of binding at either end. 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Facings, instead of bindings, are used to finish the edges of a quilt. Faced Edge. Thanks so much for clearly explaining this process. Purchase books patterns, thermofax screens and more. A faced binding neatly and securely finishes off straight quilt edges, but does not show on the front of the quilt at all. i have been wondering what faced binding means for a while now. Of course there are times when the binding integrates visually to the overall design of a quilt and is a necessary design element. This is my favorite way to bind art quilts, it gives a nice clean finish. Binding size is a personal preference, but there are some general guidelines. No binding (pillowcase method). Trim the edges square. This is great! Press under 1/4″ on one long edge. Great tutorial, thankyou. The pictures are so helpful! Thanks for the enlightening and helpful tutorial Sandra! After I have trimmed the quilt to size, I machine stitch the edge to secure any quilting lines that have been cut and to keep the 3 layers secured while sewing the binding on. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This is fantastic Sandra. What I love about yours is 1) reducing the bulk at the corners because I had come across this and 2) the understitching - this is genius!! Excellent demonstration and tutorial Sandra! Sometimes your quilt needs one color binding on the front and another on the back - this will take care of it for you! Lay down the bias strip with the fusible tape side face up, with the raw edges of the bias strip aligned to the raw edges of your quilt. I think I can manage that! This finger pressed line will be your stitching line. You can never have too many pictures in a tutorial! But for my quilts I find a frame of color around the outside edge of the quilt to be distracting. 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