Finishing a quilt with binding isn’t a difficult thing to learn. Diane Harris provides helpful tips and techniques for binding a finished quilt. Go through each step with Diane to ensure successful binding on your quilt. Find out how fun and easy these binding techniques can be!
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This was SO HELPFUL! I admit my first quilt binding was rushed and very amateur looking. I cannot wait to use this information on my next quilt. Thank you so much, Diane!
Dear Diane, you are a life saver! I was so mixed up not knowing how to do a corner in the binding on the quilt i am making and then found you tutorial. You are a wonderful teacher, so clear and calm ! Even for Dutch ears! Thank you so much for this great tutorial, it makes the finishing of the large quilt for my granddaughter such a pleasure.
Kind regards, Petra van Seventer, Haarlem –The Netherlands
This lady talks way to slow, she left her rotary cutter with the blade exposed, and she should have had her fabric closer to her front to utilize the whole cutting mat. I couldn’t watch the whole video, due to boredom.
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Thank you Diane for a very comprehensive tutorial on making and applying binding. This is great information, well presented. Diane, you are a very accomplished quilter and a great instructor – thanks once again.
I am a new quilter. I have watched many tutorials. Yours was so easy to understand. We’re you a teacher?
I noticed that it appears you have stitched 1/8″ away from the edge all around the quilt. Should this always be done?
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This comes down to personal preference. Many people like to do this before attaching the binding.
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There are much easier ways to do binding.
I really like the way the binding was joined at the end! Away from you, right binding up!!
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great video work showing exactly what is is talking about. very helpful. I am wondering, can you just stitch in the ditch to catch that back binding? I have limited mobility in my fingers. I can do it but it’s going to take a long time.
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how can i save this so i can find it easy again to watch
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Good information, well presented, with one exception. Please do not leave the rotary cutter open. Everyone forgets once in a while, but to leave it open routinely is a dangerously bad example.
Not getting the picture, only the instruction. Is this normal?
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Nice tutorial, did not like the fact she left her rotary cutter open as she talked, several times her hand got really close to the blade. Not a good example to beginner quilters