Tutorial: Quilt Binding Part 2

If you missed Tutorial: Quilt Binding Part 1, please take a look at it to learn how to attach the binding to your quilt.

In this lesson, I will cover how to sew the binding to the back of the quilt.    There are several different ways to do this, including machine sewing.  However, I don’t think any of them turn out as nice as hand stitching.  When done correctly, the binding will be continuous and the stitches will hardly show. 

It does take a bit more time and practice, but once you have it mastered you will be so pleased with your handiwork!

Hand sew the binding to the back of the quilt:

When you are finished sewing the binding onto the quilt top, fold binding over the raw edge of the quilt towards the back of the quilt. You will now hand sew the binding to the back of the quilt using a slip stitch.

To begin sewing, I like to start my stitch from the inside of the binding to hide the knot in the thread. Place the needle along the outside edge of the binding. Insert needle along the edging, bring needle out and catching the edge of the binding.

When you reach the corners, fold the binding down and catch the corner edge of the binding, creating a mitered corner.

Continue stitching around the quilt until all the binding has been stitched to the quilt.

insert needle under edge of binding

push needle up through edge of binding

bring needle up through corner of binding

If you would like to learn more about binding a quilt, check out my Quilt Binding Video Tutorial.


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