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Learn to bind quilts with mitered corners and all!
Quilt binding tutorial for either single or double binding that's been proven to work every time!

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  • How to sew a binding. Quilt Binding Tutorial : : Turning A Corner And Making A Point!  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut strips of fabric between 1 ¼ inches for single-layer binding and 2 ¾ inches for double-layer binding.

    Pieces the strips together and press the seam allowance open.

  • How to sew a binding. Quilt Binding Tutorial : : Turning A Corner And Making A Point!  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Press the entire length of binding in half.

  • How to sew a binding. Quilt Binding Tutorial : : Turning A Corner And Making A Point!  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold back the beginning of the binding ¼ inch. Starting midway on one edge, pin then stitch the right side of the binding to the right side of the quilt, using ¼ seam allowance.

  • How to sew a binding. Quilt Binding Tutorial : : Turning A Corner And Making A Point!  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stop stitching 1/4 inch before the corner, then back tack.

    Remove the project from the sewing machine and clip the threads.

  • How to sew a binding. Quilt Binding Tutorial : : Turning A Corner And Making A Point!  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the binding straight up over itse;f to form a 45 degree angle at the corner.

  • How to sew a binding. Quilt Binding Tutorial : : Turning A Corner And Making A Point!  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now fold the binding straight down, making it even with the top edge and the side edge.

  • How to sew a binding. Quilt Binding Tutorial : : Turning A Corner And Making A Point!  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stitch the binding in place, back tacking at the beginning.

    Continue working your way around the edges, using the same process for and additional corners.

  • How to sew a binding. Quilt Binding Tutorial : : Turning A Corner And Making A Point!  - Step 8
    Step 8

    When you near the starting point, cut the remaining binding strip off at a diagonal and stitch your binding strip over the folded starting edge of binding.

  • How to sew a binding. Quilt Binding Tutorial : : Turning A Corner And Making A Point!  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Clip the corners at a diagonal.

  • How to sew a binding. Quilt Binding Tutorial : : Turning A Corner And Making A Point!  - Step 10
    Step 10

    Fold the binding edges to the back. Turn under the raw edge just enough to cover the seam that you just stitched.

  • How to sew a binding. Quilt Binding Tutorial : : Turning A Corner And Making A Point!  - Step 11
    Step 11

    Create diagonal folds at the corners and pin in place.

  • How to sew a binding. Quilt Binding Tutorial : : Turning A Corner And Making A Point!  - Step 12
    Step 12

    Working from the back, use a slip stitch to attach the binding to the quilt back!

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