Machine binding a Quilt – Why have I not tried this before ???
A gorgeous teacher suddenly fell ill on Thursday – and her students and I set to work to create her a beautiful Quilt, for her to recover with !!
The children set to work and each drew a picture for their lovely teacher on a nine inch square of white fabric. I have bordered it with beautiful Kate Spain Charms. While I was backing it late at night on Sunday – I decided to give machine binding a go !! OMG !! I am in awe !! It is so quick and fast. I have always hand sewn the binding to my quilts and this was lovely and such a great result !! I have used the backing fabric in this case.
How did I do it you ask ?? Well after a lot of googling to see how – this is it !! Try it !!
- Trim the batting to the size of the Quilt top.
- Using your 24×6″ Ruler trim your backing to ONE (1″) past the Quilt top and batting.
4. For the corners: Double fold the edges up until the corner. Take the top corner and fold to create a 45 degree angle – as pictured below.
6. Once you have completed the perimeter of the Quilt, then topstitch the binding. Fantastic !! Result in no time !!
Within the quilting community, there are often many ways to do one technique – and this technique is no exception !! This way has certainly worked for me !! I thought I would be a hand binding girl forever, but I am converted – not totally but I would certainly use this method again !
Have a go !! If you need to finish a Quilt quickly I would thoroughly recommend it !