So many quilters have questions about traditional quilt binding. What’s the best width of strips to cut? How do I piece the strips together? How do I get nice mitered corners? How do I stitch down the back of the binding?
The toughest part of binding a quilt, for me, has always been joining the ends. For many years, I kept a “cheat sheet” in my sewing table drawer and had to refer to it carefully every time I came to that part of the process. But not any more!
McCall’s Quilting associate editor Sherri Bain Driver has taught many, many quilters to create lovely bindings, and her tips were what finally allowed me to get rid of my “cheat sheet”. The way she joins the ends is so simple and natural, it’s easy to remember once you’ve tried it. We have FREE videos available on our website 24/7 showing Sherri demonstrating every step of her binding method. So even if you reach a critical step in the process at 3AM…we’ve got answers ready for you when you need them!
Watch Sherri demonstrate every step of the traditional quilt binding process right here:
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HAPPY QUILT BINDING!
Want more help with quilt binding? Here are some products you may enjoy:
- TQM (The Quilter’s Mercantile) Binding Tool
- Perfect Binding Master Class DVD
- Quilt Binding Express Tool
- Fons & Porter Binding Tool