How do you attach binding to the back of a quilt?
Trim one of the binding tails to the halfway mark on your quilt.
- Overlap your binding.
- Using a ruler, mark 1/2in past the trimmed edge and cut on this mark. …
- Join your two sides together with pins and sew using a 1/4in seam allowance.
- Finger press the seam open.
- Finish attaching the binding to the quilt back.
How wide should Binding be on a quilt?
Cut enough strips (bias or crossgrain) to go around the quilt plus 8″ for cornering and seams. Strip width can vary from 2″ to 2 1/2″ and even wider if you prefer a larger binding than the traditional 1/4″ width. Quilt binding strips are generally sewn together with a diagonal seam for the most inconspicuous joining.
What is a self binding quilt?
Self-binding is a quick and easy way to bind small quilting projects. Also known as fold-over binding, a self-binding is made from excess backing fabric that’s trimmed to size and folded to the front side of the quilt to enclose the raw edges.