How to make a quilt from start to finish: Part 3

How to make a quilt from start to finish: Part 3

This is the third episode of Making a Quilt From Start to Finish with Monica Poole.

In the last episode Monica showed how to join your blocks together using the quilt as you go method, how to join the blocks together to form rows and how to join those rows together to form the complete quilt. If you haven't done so already, watch part 1 here and part 2 here.

In this episode you will learn how to bind your quilt using a fully machine sewn binding. This binding finishes approximately 1/2" wide on the front but 1" wide on the back to tie in with the width of the cover strips.

It's like a regular quilt binding but has 4 differences.

  1. It's cut wider,
  2. It's sewn with a 3/8" seam allowance,
  3. It folds over to the back, past the stitching line to a width of 1"
  4. And it is machine sewn down on the front of the quilt, making a quilting line that is sewn slightly less than 1/2" away from the quilt edge.

This binding ties in perfectly with 'quilt as you go' quilts that have the cover strip on the back but you could also use it on other quilts where that extra row of stitching around the edge ties in with the quilt design.

Watch below and download your free project sheet here.




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