Making quilt binding is so easy, here’s what you’ll need: 1 FQ Fabric (I’m using 100% Cotton fabric) = about 4 yards of finished quilt binding; A rotary cutter; Acrylic ruler; Iron and ironing board; And that’s it! I've now made two quilts with your binding method, and both turned out great! Then, I just align the edge of the presser foot against each previous line of stitch to form the next line of stitching. I think the method you describ trying is more of the "pillow case" method, which I have also done for small quilts, but I think this method gives better results. I have heard this method called "birthing" a quilt, because, if it's big enough, you need to roll it up on itself before passing it through the hole. Find my "Stained and Scorched" article for how to "dye" fabric with lemon juice and a hot iron in the June/July 2014 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine! I will have to try this out. Thanks. This quilt has been used, although not excessively, but the edges are coming open. Yes, this is a fantastic tutorial, perfect finish for a great quilt, thanks for sharing!! WOW they are amazing! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! Find my article for making cute embroidered houses in the Summer 2014 issue of Sew Somerset. :). Here, the photo above shows how the edge of the quilt will look once the strip is folded back. Instead of using batting I used a plaid flannel sheet for the backing, it made the quilt reversible and gave me a pattern to follow for tying the yarn. ...  and for some time now, has been to make a quilt without having to bind it. Basically just cuts out one step. Thanks! This is perfect for art quilts! I really like the way it looks. Thank you! Thank you! The photo above shows what the front will look like once that strip is turned and pressed all the way to the back. What a great concept! Quite possibly the best tutorial I've seen for ANYthing!! xo, I do this all the time. To my brain, yes, you would want to cut your finished, (pre-faced) quilt 1/2" bigger then you want your finished size to be, as you will be folding your faced edges 1/4" to the backside. Thanks. These stitching lines disappear into the seam line and are really there just to ensure that these two layers don't shift. Looking forward to giving this a try on some baby quilts. I have had a small zigzag quilt finished for awhile now but didn't really want to add a binding and cover all those small pebbles up. Thanks! QuiltingCyclist, Thanks and yes, it works on larger quilts, too! Greetings from Germany. Thank you this worked great! Working on one side of the quilt at a time, align raw edges together and stitch binding strip to the quilt using a generous 1/4" seam allowance. Sorry that you got a bit lost towards the end... probably where I start referring you back to previous steps and photos, which was easier to do on my end then adding even more photos! Great job, as always. Thanks for the reminder Rita! Hi! Cut your binding strips. Absolutely lovely....I've gotta make a quilt now tom celebrate! This is a great method. I just followed your tutorial exactly and put a facing on a small wall hanging. And we are almost finished! Lovely tutorial, thank you. 2. Twice in one day I find you on the internet!! Thank you for your help. Thanks for sharing. Interesting idea to finish a quilt without a binding, and a quick solution to the last minute quilt for disaster donation quilts. I am a novice in the thread department. I strongly believe in facing mini quilts so it doesn't detract from the design in a small quilt. Warms my heart and lifts my spirits to know that I've been a small help in some way! I'll have to try this. I have done small projects this way, such as placemats, coasters, etc. The thread used on the quilt in this tutorial, was a 12wt cotton thread, from Sulky. New to Quilting, what Brand and type of Batting did you use that is didn't get caught up in the feet of your sewing Machine? We added a blog post about How to Face a quilt (non mitred). I've created a three part quilting tutorial to guide you through every step of the process. I've seen this method before, and I think it does give a clean and modern look. Look at my last one.http://3patchcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/07/quilted-wall-hanging.htmlI have the same problem with the bottom side. Of all the quilting personalities on Youtube, no star shines brighter than Jenny Doan from the great state of Quilt Binding Tutorial: Jenny Doan Of Missouri Star Quilting Company Quilting is so much fun hen you have a basic grasp of all the best methods to complete all the steps necessary for the construction of your quilt properly. Thank you for this excellent tutorial. )Hi Pat, Thanks! Thanks. Thank you so much for this great tutorial, I know I'm going to try it! Thank you so much for this tutorial! 1. Awesome! I did make some changes though. It's fantastic if your too last to bind like me! It is a quick finish to simple projects! I just did this today to finish off a quilt for a friend. I'm going to do mine right now! Instead I recommend hand stitching a hanging sleeve on, (or corners if you prefer) after the facing is finished, positioning them about 1/4" to a 1/2" down from the top edge. Play around with it until you find the look that suits you best!Marti, so happy that you came across my tutorial and found it did the trick for you! Do you have any suggestions about adding a hanging sleeve? Ok, as promised I just did a blog post about a hanging sleeve on a faced quilt: http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com/2016/05/inconsistent-suggestions-for-making.html. Mark (binding width)/2 to the right of the pin. Thank you - this is awesome! I was looking for a way to reduce all that bulk in the corners and this method really fit the bill. Ok this is pretty great. I cut my strips to 1.5" instead of 2". Kate, you are welcome. Wonderfully clear photos, and whilst I got a bit lost towards the end, I am reading this after midnight when I'm admittedly not at my brightest! If you are still a bit lost after a good nights sleep, let me know where the confusion is and I will try to clear it up. Many thanks!!! The method that I use doesn't give you mitered corners, but who cares as they wouldn't show on the front anyway. I just used a similar method for a mini quilt made for a friend. Your method does give it a very modern touch. Your quilt’s edges can be finished with triangular, folded-fabric embellishments called … I remembered seeing this on pinterest and wanated to do it to the quilt I'm making now, but I already quilted all three layers. I am trying it today on an art quilt...I thank you for the clarity. Thanks for the tutorial! Interesting idea to finish a quilt without a binding, and a quick solution to the last minute quilt for disaster donation quilts. So say goodbye to complicated measuring, confusing angles, and binding … Dig deep inside of yourself, find out what inspires you and ask "why?". :o). It does give a nice clean look doesn't it? . I am sure it wasn't an original thought, and it wasn't even necessarily a process that would be time saving. I have a table runner I've been working on and have been trying to figure out the binding......I think you just helped me to do so!! The above photo shows what the front of your quilt should now look like. It was easy to understand and the pictures were very helpful. If you quilt from opposite the hole, it works great. Thanks. Continue to push each corner out with your thumb. I've had binder-itus fear too long. Line up the raw edge of the binding to the raw edge of the quilt. I wish I'd found your blog and tutorials sooner. :). Follow these simple steps for this no binding flip and quilt … when you just sewed the two pieces together? So easy, in fact, you can finish it in an afternoon if you want to! What a fabulous idea, and the quilts look just wonderful. It's all been said, but many thanks for the tutorial. Thirty-five years ago I made "pillow case" baby blankets for all the showers I was invited to. Will the quilt hang as well with a narrower facing? I think I understand your method but not totally clear. A lot of my quilts have white backgrounds, though so I worry about the white edges getting dirty with no binding to protect them. I want my quilt to look that way too. There is a tutorial for it. I even put eyelet lace into the outer seam for some of them. Thanks for yet another great question! I use a stitch length of … I haven't read all of the numerous comments to see if anyone else has the same question. I really love how it turned out. They made it easy to hang on to the fabric while rolling and ironing. I like this tutorial. Best tutorial ever, Victoria. Thanks for sharing your tutorial, I will definitely be giving this a try in the future! Absolutely breathtaking...as always...LOVE what you do. (Despite the waves, your quilt looks lovely!). Oh well next project. You are a great teacher. I will definitely give it a try! Love it, love it!! Thanks for posting it! Feb 24, 2019 - Explore Gwen Milledge's board "QUILT BINDING TUTORIALS", followed by 1102 people on Pinterest. This is the most clearly written and well-documented How-to on facing a quilt. Thanks for the tutorial, just love it! ~Samantha DeMato, Founder of March of the Blanketeers. How wonderfully clever! Looks great and I love how clean and modern in looks. [If using 2.5 inch binding, this will be 1.25 inches, for example]. Your directions and photos were on target--easy to understand and to follow. If it were more narrow, (as on the backside of a traditionally bound quilt) then it can be a little more difficult to get a good clean turned edge, (that extra fabric helps you to fold things in more precisely). so good that a link to this was shared on a blog I follow today will definately use this for my crazy quilt thanks and a fewa other things I have plans for. I too have used it for placemats and other small stuff ... but these look faberooni Rita .. Your photographs are great! I do think it would be a time-saver, as just making the binding takes time - let alone sewing it on just right. I have a quilt all quilted and ready to add the facing, but I was a bit unclear on the methodology. I"m going to make some baby quilts and give it a shot here soon. Thanks for the tutorial. Congratulations!! not sure it would suit a larger quilt. I have one question. Thank you so much for this! 3. Love all your beautiful quilts!!! Thank you for sharing. I was tempted to print it out, when I used your method a couple years ago, but the "color printer ink police" in the household asked me not to. Thanks for giving it a shot Rita, and for all the gorgeous pics, your quilts are amazing!! I then like to use a wooded chopstick to push the corner as far out as possible. Thank you for sharing this, it is especially helpful to see how you handled the corners. Thanks for sharing!Karin på Ösäterhttp://karinpaosater.blogg.se/. maybe you could also try turning under the raw edge more then 1/4"... maybe try turning it in 1/2". With a bias edge you dont have as much rubbing on one thread on the edge. Thank you so much. I like the clean look the facing gives and highlights the quilting. From start to finish Mom shows you how to bind a quilt with no frills or tools. It's exactly what I want to do and I'll be doing it tomorrow! I'm going to try this next, thank you! This will be perfect!Here is a link to the quilt: http://jackiesquilting.blogspot.com/2012/05/mini-quilt.html. Glad to see the idea resurrected. I also find the extra fabric helps to "support" the overall piece, giving the facing a more flat, professional and clean look when hung). Thank You so much for this tutorial on the binding-less method of quilting! i am facing a mini quilt for a swap and this is perfect. Brilliant, great tutorial I have 2 quilts where a binding might be taking away from the design...so I was looking for ' just the right color or pattern und checking color combos online and fate took me to your blog ...it is midnight but tomorrow I will do this. I just finished your binding tutorial on one of my small art quilts and I am so pleased with the way it looks and feels. It was the first time that I have faced a quilt and it turned out perfect. I'd like to know what fabric line the large flower print is a part of? That will make the facing roll to the back side of the quilt better and does not show on the front. It wouldn't change anything to sandwich either rickrack or piping in there would it? I did this method with a full sized t-shirt quilt that I made for my daughter. I am delighted that you found the tutorial helpful, and truly appreciate you sharing this good news with me! Yours turned out beautifully! You can find more information on how Google collects information in their privacy policy. I just made my first quilt top and it's a sleek modern look and I googled to find if there was a way to finish a quilt without binding and came across this. I seem to have some slippage, so I must not be putting in enough pins! I never think of doing this, but it is great on your example and I'm sure it would be on many quilts. I then pin basted the quilt top together with a layer of batting, but no backing fabric. One question I have is how did you keep your squiggly rows of quilting spaced so nicely and evenly? The link to your tutorial is very timely. Visit our site to check out the largest selection of precut quilting fabrics in the world! Thanks so much for this tutorial! Your quilts are beautiful. I followed your instructions, has been perfect. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! I just did this on a quilt I've been working on, and I love it!!! Hate hate hate, and I rarely bind without at least one mistake, which requires alot of stitch removal. Thanks for walking us through your method. I am looking at this and remembering that this is how I made my first quilt about 30ish years ago....I had forgotten all about it as over the years since I have learnt a number of different ways of binding etc. I am finishing a baby quilt and it seems to need prominent embellishing. Several suggested I should not bind it but I should face it as it is a wall hanging. I'm inspired to try one myself. 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