Quilt Binding 3 of 4: Joining the Ends

 

McQ U - Joining Ends of Quilt Binding StripsWatch the video...

The quilt is nearly bound, but how do you smoothly join the beginning and ending binding tails? Watch Sherri Bain Driver’s quick guide to joining the ends of double-fold quilt binding.

Quilt Binding 1 of 4: Joining the Strips
Quilt Binding 2 of 4: Sewing Binding to the Quilt
Quilt Binding 3 of 4: Joining the Ends - this video
Quilt Binding 4 of 4: Turning and Hand Stitching

 

Step-by-Step instructions....

Photo A When approaching the starting point, stop stitching at least 12˝ from where you started. Align raw edges of binding with cut edge of quilt sandwich. Open ending tail of binding (Photo A) and pin in place.

 

Open beginning tail of binding and smooth it over ending tail, keeping binding raw edge aligned with cut edge of quilt sandwich. Draw 45° line on ending tail, tracing along trimmed edge of beginning tail (Photo B). Photo B
Draw a second line 1/2˝ out from the first drawn line (Photo C), making sure 2nd drawn line adds 1/2˝ to the length of binding strip.
Photo C

 

Cut on 2nd line (Photo D).                                      Photo D
Place binding cut edges right sides together, aligning cut edges and offsetting points so strips match 1/4˝ from edge (Photo E). Sew seam and press open. Photo E

 

Photo F Press loose portion of binding in half lengthwise. Align with edge of quilt and finish stitching binding to quilt.

Fold binding to back, far enough to cover trimmed edges snuggly and cover the stitches that attach the binding to the quilt (Photo F).

 

 

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This is by far the easiest way to join the ends together. I tried other ways and other tutorials and just had a mess and was totally confused. Thank you
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You make it look so easy and when I tried, it WAS easy. Thank you very much for the time and effort and now I have learnt something new.
This is AMAZING. So obvious, and yet...
...not the way I learned in the beginning. I've been doing this the hard way. NO MORE! Thanks for the awesome method; I'm not dreading the next binding task!
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Sherri, Thank you so much for your tutorial o joining the ends of binding. I have tried many ways to do this. These all ended with frustration and confusion. Your tutorial made this process so easy and clear. I can now finish my quilting projects and enjoy the process. Thanks again, Rosemarie
Quilt Binding 3 of 4: Joining the Ends
This is the best video I've seen for this technique. It's clear and concise. Thanks.
Quilt binding joining the ends
This video was great and easy to understand. My binding looks great. I looked at other videos online about joining the ends and yours was just great. Thanks for sharing it.
Quilt Binding - Joining the Ends
This was a fantastic video. I've always had problems with joining the ends and this makes it look so easy and so complete. Thank you!
Quilt binding-Joining the ends
OMG!!!!!! That was so clear and easy to do! Thanks for making this video.
Quilt Binding - Joining the Ends
wonderful video - I have searched many books amongst my own, libraries and book stores - all assume the reader knows how to finish off the binding!!! Thank you so much.
Response to annmaranto
The computer you view the video on needs to support Flash videos, and it should start automatically. We offer a few tips here: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/video-troubleshooting.html Thanks.
How do you start the video.
LOVE it sooooooo easy
Quilt Binding - Joining the ends
I have had trouble with this until I watched your video. It is so much easier when you can see it being done. The written directions leave out the first step of marking and cutting, but know what to do if you watch the video. Thanks!
Excellent
It was very easy to follow this video and even easier than using the binding tool. I really liked the video angle showing things from the viewers point of view ie looking over the tutors shoulder. More videos like this would be great.
Great!!!!
I have had so much trouble with this until I watched this video.Thanks! Sometimes it is so much easier to do when you can see it being done.
Love it!!
I love these videos!! Both quilt shops in my area have closed so I'm really missing my classes. These videos teach and inspire. Thanks!
wonderful
I have every tool for binding that there is, and none are as easy as this.
when I am watching any of the videos They are always pausing.
Thank You
I have seen so many different ways but finally one that is easy and looks great !

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