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Monday, February 28, 2011

Quilt Along.. Step 7

Step 7 - Binding

Material needed for step 7:
Sewing Machine
Binding Strips
Ironing Board

Sew your binding strips together with 1/4 " diagonal seams using with the right sides of your fabric facing eachother.

Press your seam open (see step 2 on how to press open seams)

Cut off a triangle so there is only about 1/4" fabric remaining after your seam.

Press your binding in half lengthwise with the wrong sides facing eachother.

Choose a middle spot on your quilt to start sewing on the binding, do not start on a corner.   Match all the raw edges together. 

Leave about a 10" tail of binding from the beginning point. Sew all layers together using a 1/4" seam.

When you get to a corner sew all the way to the end.

Lift up your foot and pull your quilt away and rotate it a quarter turn.

Fold your binding straight up, making a 40 degree angle.

Then bring your binding straight down and line up your raw edges and begin to sew again.

Sew your binding all the way around until you reach about 10" away from your beginning point. Then overlap your 2 dangling ends and cut the ends so that there is 2 1/2" of overlap between the 2 strips. (its 2 1/2 because that is the width of the binding, if your binding was 2" then the overlap would be 2")

Now open your binding and put your strips right sides together and pin in place.

Now sew a line across. Press open this seam and cutt off a triangle like you did when you sewed your strips together.

Your binding is now all connected and you can finish sewing it on your quilt. (sorry I don't have a picture, the picture didn't turn out.. I will take a picture on my next quilt and upload it here)

If you have any questions please comment here.

Stay tuned for the next step "binding finishing"

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