Stitch the two ends together on the marked line and then trim the seam allowance to 1/4″. Give your next quilt project a clean and polished look with this tutorial on How to Machine Bind a Quilt! August 18, 2017 By Lindsay Conner & filed under Quilting Blog, Quilting Fundamentals. Machine Quilting can be kind of tricky– especially when you are just starting off and all you have is your standard sewing machine to do the job.. With your long binding strip pressed in half, align the binding’s raw edges to the quilt’s raw edges on the front side of the quilt. Then flip the quilt over and press the binding flat to the back of the quilt, clipping or pinning it in place as you go. This time, when you machine stitch the binding to the quilt, you’re going to stitch the binding to the BACK of the quilt. Alternatively, you may choose to cut continuous binding, which is a must for binding a project with curved edges. The folded edge should be facing in toward the quilt top. With your long binding strip pressed in half, align the binding’s raw … A - If you want to stitch your binding entirely by machine, first arrange and stitch the binding to the quilt on the WRONG SIDE. And it snuck in one last su, Free motion quilting my #womenofadventquilt was su, Flashback Friday! How to machine bind like it looks hand sewn tutorial: 1. Binding your quilt with straight-grain, double-fold binding is a great, durable way to finish off the raw edges. Crease with your finger. The most important part is taking your time. Stitch Leave the first few inches of binding, then stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance.. After you have finished quilting, use your sewing machine to stitch in a straight line 1/8” from from the edge of the quilt around its entire perimeter. Question Time! Sew the binding to the FRONT side of the quilt top. Note: I like to join my final two binding ends in a straight line, which I believe is easier for beginners, but you can also join them at an angle to reduce fabric bulk. 182″ / 42″ = 4.33, so round up to 5 binding strips. Once everything is sewn together, press the whole strip in half horizontally, wrong sides together. Start off by cutting your binding fabric into strips. Start sewing where you pinned, making a straight line through both layers of binding, making sure the right sides are together. Starch your strip and press wrong sides together, seams pressed open (5:40); Zig Zag outer edge of quilt to flatten all those layers and prep for sewing the binding on. The most frequent reason people said they hand bind is that the binding never looks nice when using a machine. Are you a neat space creator, There’s Only 3 Tools You Need for Free Motion Quilting, Long quilting ruler – 24″ long is easiest, Optional – a walking foot makes machine binding much easier, but it’s perfectly achievable with a normal sewing machine foot. Press the binding so you have a nice crease on the fold, the raw edges will line up. Learn how to add beautiful borders and binding today.Download FREE Today. This is what your binding will look like when it is completely stitched to the front! Sign up for the Premium Membership and get access to our best Craftsy videos and projects. In this quilt binding tutorial, I'll show you how to sew the binding on a quilt completely with your sewing machine. Machine quilt binding is faster than hand sewing but is it always the better choice? (7:04) Clip binding strip to the back of your quilt making sure there are no seams landing at the corners (8:10); Here’s the how to bind a quilt by machine video tutorial! The key to successfully and neatly machine binding a quilt is this step – fold back the binding from the quilt front and press it flat. Fold the binding toward the back side of the quilt. This means the straight sewing line … If you’re hand stitching the folded edge of the binding in place, then you want to be stitching the binding onto the FRONT of the quilt. Sew a diagonal line from corner to corner, avoiding the fabric overhangs. The very last step of attaching a binding to a quilt is so satisfying! Anytime. I always machine-sew bindings! Align on the back Align the raw edges of the binding strip with the edge of the quilt on the back. Anywhere. Baste around the raw edges of your quilt top, within 1/4″ from the edge. This is always a very exciting step, because it means you are so close to finishing your project. Come to the corner, stop stitching and backstitch ¼ inch before the corner. Again, stop ¼” from the next corner, and pivot your quilt under the machine’s needle so you sew right into the corner. Hi friends! To determine how many of these binding strips you’ll need, you can use this calculator at My Web Quilter or the formula below: Example: This formula is for a baby quilt measuring 45″ long x 40″ wide. I love how versatile the humble switchback motif! For my mini-quilt, I only needed about three per side, but for a throw-sized quilt, it takes about 100 clips to go all the way around the quilt. All images, text, and content on this site are the sole property of Alyce Blyth and may not be reproduced, copied, derived, displayed, sold, republished, or transmitted without my permission. Begin sewing your binding at the SECOND PIN. When you get to the last side of the quilt, sew slightly over where you started, and backstitch to completely close the binding. Begin stitching on any side, about halfway down one side of the quilt. 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