Piecing Strips of Fabric

PIECING SASHING, BORDER & BINDING STRIPS

Whenever possible purchase enough fabric to cut borders on the lengthwise grain (parallel to the selvage edge). When you must piece sashing, borders, or binding strips, sew together with a 45 degree angled seam. The diagonal seam will be less noticeable than a straight seam.

Begin by layering right sides of fabric together.

Piecing Strips Diagram 1

Cut away excess fabric leaving a 1/4" seam allowance for borders/sashing. Press to one side. Leave 3/8" to 1/2" seam allowance for binding and press "open".

Piecing Strips Diagram 2

Post a comment
To comment on this article you must be logged in. Not a member?

USER COMMENTS

Thanks, great tip. I'm new at this and was wondering how to join long pieces. Now I know.

Login:

Forgot password?
 
© Creative Crafts Group, LLC. All rights reserved.