Do you enjoy doing the binding on your quilts?? That is one job that I really do not enjoy. It seems to take so long to cut the binding, press, sew it onto the quilt, and then sew it down.
When we were doing a lot of charity quilts, I found that bringing the backing fabric over to the front side of the quilt worked really great and cut down on the time invested in making the quilt. Now I don't want to re-invent the wheel, but I thought I would just show you how I do it.
If I have enough backing fabric to bring it around to the front side, after quilting the quilt I measure and trim to two inches of the backing.
I trim off the excess batting.
Fold down once onto itself -
then fold it again (still onto the itself) -
Then I fold it over the border and pin.
When I come to the corner I trim off the first part of the fold to reduce bulk
then finish folding the first row before starting the next section
again, fold onto itself once,
the second fold -
Fold over onto the border and pin
I use my walking foot to sew the binding down -
and I have also used a decorative stitch.
I don't know if you can see the nice stitches on the back side -
I'm working on getting this quilt finished for my daughter's birthday. So I'll run for now. Just wanted to share how I do this quick and easy binding ;-)
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