She is here to show all of you the Cheater Quilt Bind-Off. Assuming a WOF of 40”, if we divide 184 by 40, we get 4.6, Round that up to five. Lay the quilt top side up, and stitch in the ditch along the seam of the binding. I prefer to machine bind my quilts and use a decorative stitch which is easy, sturdy and forgiving. Stitch to the corner while holding the 45 degree fold in place. Stitchin' Heaven Howdy is a blog designed to inspire and draw out the creativity of the quilter, sewer and the crafter. Thanks for the tip. Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group? This is awesome. I actually used this cheater binding method on them. Holding the fold down, sew down the edge. Your email address will not be published. Wish me luck!! Make sure the ends of it are even and straight--this will save you a lot of trouble later! I used the same trick for the chevron table runner (link to the free tutorial at Prudent Baby), but I started taking pictures of the process for myself while working on this […], What great tutorial. thanks for sharing this! I like to make double fold binding where you cut strips of fabric and iron them in half so the fabric is double. I recommend using this width for twin-sized or larger quilts. Make a quilted monogram, or try our Plus Sign Quilt Block Throw Pillow, or our more advanced Arrow Quilt Block Pillow. Double check to make sure everything is square. Then, add an additional ten inches to that number to account for the four mitered corners, and use that as the length of binding to create. So glad it worked for you! I’ll finish my quilts like this now all the time! 0:55. Whether you’re brand new to quilt making and aren’t sure where to start, or it’s been a while and you want a refresher, read on for our easy guide to binding a quilt with mitred corners. Thank you…,, […] of using the suggested traditional method of binding, I used this tutorial at Prudent Baby for the “cheater binding,” which is using the background fabric to create […], […] was the cheater binding. I rarely comment on websites but I have struggled with quilt binding for years. June 23, 2016 by Becky 16 Comments. I was thinking that it must be possible to do something like this, but of course it wasn’t covered in any quilting book I could find . I was nervous but I had so much fun! Sometimes, an Easy Quilt Binding Tutorial is all you need to make the difference between a neatly-finished quilt and a flawed one. Follow the photos or watch the short video clips below. Pin in place. So easy, in fact, you can finish it in an afternoon if you want to! A lot of people choose to do this part by hand stitching the binding onto the quilt. Pivot the quilt to begin stitching the next edge. I’m a beginner and that was super easy to follow. Fold the binding over the edge of the quilt and finger press that seam. I had spend a lot of time an effort to make a quilt for my mom’s 80th birthday, and I didn’t want to mess it up by doing a poor job on the binding. Good for quilts that will be used lightly and washed infrequently. Also works great for lap and baby quilts. Finish the top and quilt it to the batting, but not the backing fabric. You are a lifesaver! Rae is always sewing up new projects like the cutest baby tights, the dapper dillingers, and the prettiest chevron purse. Step 2: Trim backing (the yellow plaid fabric in my photos) to ONE INCH all the way around the quilt. Make sure the folded edge aligns with the edge of the quilt. Pin the binding to the front of the quilt along one side, making sure to maintain a consistent binding width. If you've been sewing quilts for a long time, you know how important the binding is. Feb 24, 2019 - Explore Gwen Milledge's board "QUILT BINDING TUTORIALS", followed by 1102 people on Pinterest. What a great idea. It’s easier to finish one side completely. , […] because I’m lazy and in a hurry, I will lead you to this woman’s excellent tutorial on “cheater binding”, which is how you finish your lovely […], Great method and really easy to follow tutorial, I just used it to finsh an aplique baby book and it looks amazing, Hey there! The first time I made a quilt, and I mean a REAL quilt, I wasn’t quite sure how to sew on the binding. She wanted to try sewing the binding on the top , as normal, but then fold it over and try to stitch in the ditch on the front in order to secure the back. […] the back of the rugs. Since 12” is ⅓ a yard of fabric, we’ll need ⅓ a yard for our binding. I am sure The Fabric Exchange has so many choices of fabric for this kind of project.. Hi, just curious what this design of quilting is called? to your sewing machine. Well done! Follow us on Pinterest for more sewing inspiration. I attached all of my quilt bindings by machine when I was first learning to quilt. This is the easiest way to sew the binding onto your quilt top. Then you stitch that on your quilt and fold it over the raw edge of your quilt to finish it off.