Binding your quilt? You’re almost done! Then again, it’s not done. There’s still plenty of stitching pleasure are still ahead. (Don’t want to deal with binding? Laurena’s Longarm offers complete binding services).
For most of the quilts we bind, we cut 2.5″ strips on the grain, joining the strips on the bias.
One quilter at our studio shared her favorite way to remember which way to sew the bias strips with Gwen. which she called the pants method.
- Pretend your binding strips are a pair of trousers.
- Sew the strips across the “waistband” of the pants.
- Remember no one want the crotch of their trousers sewn in half!
You can stack a pile of “trousers” and chain sew the strips together. Trim off the excess fabric, set the seam and press the binding strips in half.
The Crafty Gemini offers a slew of video tutorials and Alanna thought this one was a good introduction to binding your quilt.
Everyone has their binding tricks and trips. Do you have any favorite ways that makes sewing binding strips easier for you?