Correct Binding Width – Technique for Perfect Binding

Have you had trouble with your binding being either two wide on the back, or not quite covering the stitching, or your corners are crooked?   As a scribe for judges at a quilt show this past summer, from hearing and recording their comments, I know how important well placed binding is to the overall look of a quilt. In fact, a poorly applied binding can detract from an otherwise beautiful quilt. A binding that has been applied evenly, is filled by the quilt sandwich with nicely mitered corners provides a beautiful frame for any quilt.

This binding technique video from The Quilt Show blog will illustrate techniques for getting the binding width correct, as well as making a mitered corner that turns perfectly. Although the machine promoted in the video is a Bernina, these techniques will work with current domestic machines.

Next time you bind your quilt, take a little extra time using these techniques to give your quilt the perfect frame.

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