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
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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.
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.
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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