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June 4, 2021
How to Self-Bind Any Quilt Top from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

How to self-bind any quilt top - a tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Learn how to self-bind any quilt top in the latest tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

The first time Jenny Doan made a self-binding baby quilt, her husband was skeptical. “I’m pretty sure this isn’t going to work, dear…”

Undaunted, Jenny replied, “Just you watch!” And guess what? It did work, and it was fab-u-lous!

How to self-bind any quilt top - a tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Jenny Doan demonstrates how to self-bind a quilt in the latest tutorial from Missouri Star.

Over the years, Jenny’s Self-Binding Baby Blanket tutorial has been watched millions of times. (Imagine all the babies who have been wrapped in those sweet little quilts ...

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February 21, 2021
Sneak Peek & Time to Bind from Life in the Scrapatch

 Quilt Binding Strips Cut! 

This mean that the quilting is done.

Ah! That wonderful feeling when the quilt is off the frame.

Kitties say,  "Sneak Peek only!"

Maestro is laying under my quilting frame on a scrap piece of batting,

which is scrap because the playful kitties ripped a hole in it

 when it was still on the roll on the batting bar under my table. 

Katniss is on her favorite winter perch un the shelf over the radiator.


To calculate my binding, 

I have been using this free online calculator for many, many years:

Binding Calculator @ Quilter's Paradise ...

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January 30, 2021
Facing A Quilt from Quiltnotes All Blogs

Recently I learned about facing a quilt instead of binding it. You attach facing in a way similar to the way binding is attached. Fold the binding completely to the back. Facing a quilt doesn't add any extra dimension, color or texture to the outer edges of the quilt.

The border fabric looks like weathered wood. I wanted it to look like a framed window. Check out the video of how I faced this quilt.

When To Choose Facing A Quilt

I can see times when facing a quilt is a good idea. The example above is a good ...

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January 26, 2021
Lengthwise Grain Borders and Binding from Quiltnotes All Blogs

Sometimes I like to use the same fabric for the outer border and the binding. I also like to cut my borders along the lengthwise grain. Depending on the size of the border, there will be  a chunk of fabric leftover. I love to make scrap quilts so this doesn't bother me.

Why Lengthwise Cuts?

The lengthwise grain runs parallel to the selvage. It is stronger and stretches less than the crosswise grain which runs from selvage-to-selvage. The lengthwise grain gets it's strength from the warp threads which are continuous along the length of the fabric. The weft ...

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December 22, 2020
Binding for Beginners - Easy Way to Finish Your Quilt Projects from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Hope you are finished making your handmade makes and have them beautifully wrapped under the tree! I can't believe Christmas is only three days away! Hope you all have a relaxing and safe holidays! But before you start celebrating I have a Quilting Tips video for you showing you a simple binding method that will have you finishing your quilting projects like a pro! There are so many different ways to bind a quilt and choosing the one that works for you may take some time. In this video I will show you the most successful method ...

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December 19, 2020
Another Scrap Project: Binding from Wedding Dress Blue

I have a bag (upper left of picture) that I have used to store batting scraps for a long time. I would, from time to time, use some of the scraps, but they definitely accumulated faster than they were used. Then, Daughter started her scrappy sewing group, and more scraps came in.

One day she declared that “It was time.”

We dumped out all the scraps and sorted them by color.

Then, assembled them into prepared binding and wrapped those around bolt boards, pinned and labeled with their length. Amazing how much more we are inclined to use them since ...

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October 13, 2020
Binding on Average from Fret Not Yourself

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, 
the last of the human freedoms 
- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
~Victor Frankl in Man's Search for Meaning


Today seemed like a good time to review binding because frankly, I've gotten a bit lazy. There are many good videos on YouTube showing how to apply binding, turn the corners, and finish it off. In general I like this McCall's set of four videos but find they've missed an important step - waving edges. That ...

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July 8, 2020
How to Bind Your Quilt, Optical Illusion Quilt Along Part 6 from Christa Quilts

When the quilting is finished on your Optical Illusion quilt, or whatever quilt you happen to be making, just the final step of binding is left. I’d like to show you in words, pictures and videos how to bind a quilt. Let’s dive right in.

Optical Illusion Quilt

Finished Optical Illusion Quilt, 67″ x 88″

If you’re still working on your Optical Illusion quilt, no worries! This will be here when you’re ready for it. You can scroll to the bottom for links to all of the steps.


The first thing to decide is whether you want to make ...

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April 29, 2020
OMG - Count Down On! from Life in the Scrapatch

My OMG April 2020 Goal Here is to bind this quilt.

The month is slipping away and I had not even started this goal until today.

Today I made the binding and machine stitched it to the front.

Then I started to hand stitch it to the back.
I really enjoy this bit of hand work to finish a quilt.
It gives me time to pause, to reflect and to enjoy.

Maestro is very actively helping me with this stitching.

I have to take time to pause and distract the cat.
She loves this bit of round elastic which she ...

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February 18, 2020
A New Project - An Old One Finished from Quilting Solutions

Sewing time has been scant to non-existent.  There have been so many things to be done and other things I wanted to play with.

I had my DNA done some time ago, but didn't really know what to do with it.  I heard about DNA Painter and then a cousin wrote about her efforts to locate the family of my ggg-grandmother using DNA so I got busy, learned the program and added my DNA to the project.  We still don't have an exact answer, but all indications point to a family that is probably hers.  Waste of time ...

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December 3, 2019
~ Sneak Peek, Binding and Prayers ~ from Podunk Pretties

Hi-diddly-O!  Happy Quilters!  Excitement doesn't even start to describe how I'm feeling about being close to a quilt finish.  It's been a long year of health issues and lack of mojo.  In the last two weeks I feel like I'M BACK!  The quilt designs ideas are starting to flow like a waterfall once again.  I can't get them into EQ8 fast enough.  Before I can finish designing a quilt there's another idea being scribbled onto paper.  After finishing the binding on this quilt my plan is to get 3 more quilts finished by Christmas ...

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October 17, 2019
Quilt Tools 2019 from Carol Lyles Shaw

Using the right quilt tools makes all the difference when you are quilting.  Good tools help you cut and sew more accurately and generally make the entire process more enjoyable.

And, you don’t have to spend a lot of money–just focus on a few high quality items and they will last forever.

Here are some of my favorite tools.  No affiliate links–opinions based on personal use only.

Shop Local

As always, please check with your favorite local quilt shop or local shops with online shops before going to ‘big’ retailers. Note:  there are NO buying links in ...

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