Monday, January 21, 2013

Self-Binding Quilt Tutorial

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Self-Binding Quilt Tutorial
Self Binding means: 
Bring the quilt backing to the front and using it as your binding


Trim the batting even with your quilt top


Cut you backing 1" from the quilt edge


Fold the backing to the edge of the quilt, 1/2", I like to press it down


Again, fold the backing over onto the quilt top, make sure you are on the quilt top with the edge, this is your sewing edge, pin it down


Fold the corner over as shown


And then do the steps as before, 
fold over half way and
then fold over half way again. 
Pin well.


Sometimes at the corner you will have to move it around a bit
to make the corner perfect, go slow and pin well. 



When I get it like I like,  pin and I press a bit, between pins and at the corner
it holds it just a bit better. 
Remember, pressing is up and down with an iron. 
Doing it up and down your fabric will not stretch or move.




With your machine sew along the backing edge, do a few back stitches to hold ends


I like doing 2 rows of stitching, just my personal like.


One of the hot pads


I made mine the 12" x 12' pattern as in the Block of the Month.
As I remove something from the oven, I place one under it and one on top to keep the food warm

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7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the neat tip on self binding. I wanted to copy it to put in my "Binder of Quilt Tips" but only the 1st page would print. Wonder why?

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    1. Give it another try, I'm writing on the blog this morning (some huge images) and I may have something to do with it ? ?
      Beth

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  2. This is my favorite way of binding a quilt. My grandmother did this so until I joined a guild and started attending shows, I thought *everyone* did binding this way! According to Teddy Pruett, this type of binding is characteristic of the "poor Southern" region of our country.

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    1. Poor Southern?? What does that mean? I grew up Southern and never heard this term. We were taught different ways to bind a quilt, and we didn't consider ourselves "poor". What region of the south do you consider "poor southern"?

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    2. Sara,
      I've not heard of "Poor Southern" way, but at my house it's the get it done and use the quilt way.

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  3. I love these. They are so pretty, and I love the idea of self binding. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_22.html
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  4. Great tip! I wondered how to make those pretty corners.

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