Binding Tips and Tricks

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Colleen shares her tips and tricks for binding, cutting, preparing, applying, and finishing a quilt. Whether you are new to quilting or a seasoned pro, these simple techniques can always be sharpened!

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18 Responses to “Binding Tips and Tricks”

  1. Lourdes Buie

    Love it I’m from California and I love all the tips. Thank You for all the information.

  2. Marilyn Schick

    Very happy to watch you video on Binding Tips and Tricks today. I will have a quilt throw and a wall hanging that need to be bond later this week.
    I am from Vancouver Island, BC. Canada. Thank you so much for this video.

  3. Karen

    Today’s quilters do not use a binding tuck for joining the first and last strips. That is call lumpy. Today we do a final miter to make the final join. No lump. If you prepare your binding width and use the proper seam allowance the edge of your quilt will be totally encased in your quilt top and batting.

  4. Susan

    Can you Clarify something about the binding corner where are you said to be a little sloppier? Are you saying that when you fold the binding up over the part you just stitched, and then fold down, that’s where you should leave a little extra fabric at the top? Thanks! This was a great video!

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      Yes, this is the part where you should leave a little extra, around 1/8″.


    • Customer Service

      Hello Patricia,

      Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:
      Yes, if you want your binding to me a little thicker, you can leave closer to 3/8″ when trimming up the quilt.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Patricia!

      Our experts had the following to say:

      Yes, if you want your binding to me a little thicker, you can leave closer to 3/8″ when trimming up the quilt.

      Thank you!

  5. Kaye E Rhodes

    I’ve been quilting for more than 40 years, but there’s always something new to learn! Thank you for this very informative video!! The next quilt I bind will have the best corners EVER!

  6. melody

    I’ve been quilting for years and am so glad I watched your video. Thanks for the tip on the diagonal binding tuck. That is a much easier way to finish. I also like the tip of leaving the extra backing and batting around the edge.

  7. Jane Kaman

    great tips!!! and simple solution! thanks!
    jane Kaman in Pittsboro NC

  8. Pamela Wells

    Hi! I am from St Louis. I have quilted in the past and I am starting up again. This was a great refresher for me. Loved your tips & tricks and demos. Look forward to watching more of your
    programs. Thank you very much.

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