machine binding a quilt

This will leave a line of stitching on the backing. I need to see what I'm sewing. I’m going to flip it over and sew from the back like you do in this tutorial! Glad I saw your video. :-). I’ve even been known to hand stitch bindings in meetings at work, but I work for a fabric company, so that’s OK. FREE PDF download is available for a limited time only. I will try again. So do you mean it feels like you have too much binding, or too little? Thanks for the tutorial. The biggest beef I have about binding is that most people stitch their binding to the quilt top with a quarter inch seam. I've always sewn the back on by hand. Thank you for the tips about the Husqvarna Viking Adjustable Bias Binding foot and the wider binding. Hence the random selection of colors and patterns. I mean I’m guessing you have one side of each V pinned together where the crease marks are, but I don’t get how they’re sewn together from that.  And, other than finishing up the one that was already started, I don’t think I’ll ever be hand stitching binding again. Then I change the stitch width to 1.5 and the length to 3.5. Each quilt is a little different. I use them quite often (of course have lots of pins, all shapes and sizes). Starch your strip and press wrong sides together, seams pressed open (5:40); Zig Zag outer edge of quilt to flatten all those layers and prep for sewing the binding on. The right-hand side of the foot runs along the outer edge of the quilt sandwich and the binding edge runs along the blade – 1/2″ seam from quilt edge, binding edge is 1/4″ from quilt sandwich edge, binding has 1/4″ seam. It's not perfect but I know I'll get better with each project. Your tutorial was really helpful. From the front of the quilt, the binding looks pretty good. There are lots and lots of binding tutorials.Â. I have used the technique where you are supposed to stitch over the top of the binding on the front and it is so hard to do! Thank you! It gives me a little more to work with and “other” side looks better too. I've seen lots of binding tutorials, but so far yours is the best! Thank u, thank u, I thank God for u. Beautiful work! Press the binding so you have a nice crease on the fold, the raw edges will line up. So far, it has produced the best results out of my 8 failed attempts, but I still couldn't make this work. Much bigger than any quilt I have made to date. I am new to quilting and I found your tutorial very clear and helpful except that one part tripped me up. Had to rip it out but didn't want to rip the seams from attaching the binding to the quilt. Sew the binding onto the quilt FRONT first. I'm so glad it was helpful Ellen…and congrats on the new baby coming!!! Lay your fabric strips right sides together as shown, sew a diagonal seam from corner to corner, trim the corner, and repeat until all of the binding strips are sewn together into one long strip. This way, you can watch that binding edge on the front and make sure you get a really nice stitch exactly where you want it. Thanks again for your great tutorial. Thanks for this Allison… you have a great way of explaining things. Thank you! To Machine Bind a Quilt, Just Sew the Binding to the Quilt’s Back Side Did not like the look of that. Because I used a bobbin thread that matches the quilt top to initially sew the binding on, if I mess up a bit, it won’t be that obvious. Loved the self binding tutorial as well. Same material, same batting, etc. I can’t remember not using this method of attaching binding. now I know why you had two rows of stitching…. Hi Sharon! Thanks! Then press that whole long strip in half, wrong sides together. If so, you know you have the right seam allowance. I also work very pt at Hancock Fabrics and I promote those pins quite often. Thank you I have a BIG problems with Binding .  The Up From Here baby quilt is complete. Sometimes you’re right on the line and sometimes you’re not. ! Trim one of the binding tails to the halfway mark on your quilt. Genius. […], […] Machine Binding Tutorial, Cluck Cluck Sew […], […] Cluck Cluck Sew’s Binding Tutorial […], […] I finished it with simple straight lines to form diamond shapes, and machine bound it with my favorite method.  […], […] hour by machine binding. I want the zags to go to the right. Sorry for such a long post. If you have a walking foot you can use that, I am using an old vintage 15-91 Singer and the walking feet … This kind of pillow is called an envelope pillow, because you basically create an envelope that goes around the pillow insert. There are also guides on the Changeable Straight Stitch Foot that help me know where to stop at the corner. I tried a new method to sew on a binding this weekend, the one on Red Pepper Quilts, and was terrible at it. I really appreciate the time you spent photographing, explaining and blogging this. And I’ve lived by that philosophy for years. Then you decide if you want to do this for your quilts. darlene. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to put that final detail on your quilt, giving it a more defined and professional appearance along the way. I don’t feel it has that smooth edge that you get by stitching it to the front and hand stitching on the back. Choose a place to start, and fold the binding strip over until it’s PAST the 1/4″ seam line that you made sewing the binding onto the front and pin.  This part is important…if you don’t pull the binding edge past that seam line…you’ll get stitches in your binding on the front. Â, (the other seam line in the photo is the stay-stitching after I’m done quilting…ignore it), Sew right along the edge of the binding on the back…you are trying to sew, Keep sewing until you reach a corner, stop 6″ before the corner, fold the bottom edge up, then the side edge over creating a nice mitered corner and pin.  Sew to the corner, leave your needle down and turn to sew down the other side.Â, Keep on sewing until you’re back at the start and you’re done!  If you did it right (it takes some practice!) Thank you, thank you, for creating such an easy to follow tutorial! Thanks. Great tutorial! (If that makes any sense.). Thanks for your tutorial! Here is another great tutorial that shows sewing the binding strips together that way: She has great pictures of that part! I do bindings almost the same but I secure binding with clips so I know my binding on back is last week lind. Line up the binding and quilt raw edges. Brilliant. You can sew it on the opposite way, too, and have the bobbin stitching on the front instead, like in this post. To join my binding ends, I use the binding tool and that has worked pretty well for me. First you’ll need to square up the edges of your quilt.  I lay my cutting mat on the floor or table and straighten up my edges with my rotary cutter and ruler.  I cut my binding strips 2.5″ x the width of the fabric and trim off the selvages.  To figure out how many strips you’ll need, add up the length in inches of all four sides of your quilt + 20 inches.  Then divide that number by 42″ (the width of fabric). Â. The “Machine Binding Technique” had our number for a long time! Pin the binding to a side of the quilt, matching the raw edges and leaving about a 10″ tail.  Start sewing under the pin using a 1/4″ seam allowance.   Use a walking foot. This tutorial is so helpful! Thank you for the binding tutorial. I can't exactly tell what you did there after pinning the two ends together at the creases. I still like to sew binding on by hand once in a while, but with the demand of my schedule, I find that I’m usually going for the all machine binding method. Thanks for such a useful tutorial! I use Cluck Cluck Sew’s machine binding tutorial and that totally works for […], […] this mound of binding was that I should practice binding by machine! Can’t wait to see the results! Turn the corners, do the final join – everything is the same.  Some things I might do differently next time, but overall, quite happy with how this one came out. This tutorial just helped me sew my first ever machine binding on a quilt. That's my preferred width, but it probably just makes it a bit more challenging. Wish I had this method up my sleeve a couple weeks ago when I had a baby quilt to bind in a night. I’ve got a great project lined up for tomorrow so be sure to come back and see what it is! Probably because I’m not happy with the results. I make the time since I love the process and the finished look! And I use the changeable dual feed 1/4″ guide food to sew on the binding. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I like the idea, just not happy with the results – yet! Machine stitched binding on the front of the quilt. It doesn’t matter what color you use on top. ;). I will try this method next. Thank you so much for this tutorial! ⠀ Sorry for such a long post. I start out by prepping my binding. Thanks again! Jenn. Old habits die hard and I always stitched that mitered corner when I hand stitch the binding. To make straight-grain binding (pictured above), the binding strips are cut from selvage to selvage, sewn together into one long strip and pressed in half. […], […] Machine Binding Tutorial by Cluck Cluck […], […] If you are binding the play mat as I did, prepare your binding strips. What is Quilt Binding? However, I’ve noticed over the past decade that many people are sewing their bindings to the back of the quilt and then pulling the binding to the front and stitching it in place with the sewing machine. Love it. hello…you actually forgot to say in the instructions that you first stitched all the way around the quilt to hold all layers together. Sewing the binding has been my arch enemy for so long… I am definitely going to try this on my next quilt! I do not find this neat. If you don’t have one of these metal tools, I highly recommend you get one. I shall do some more experimenting and when the next machine comes my way – I shall endeavor to work it in. Make sure you’re using a 1/4″ seam when you sew it to the front, and if you feel like you have too much or too little you can always cut your binding smaller or larger. The quilt back – sometimes you hit the line and sometimes you don’t. Invisible thread for the top and thread that matches the binding in the bobbin. I don't have the patience for hand binding and this method leaves a much cleaner look. (Hint: A walking foot helps keep the quilt layers from shifting. I chose this one because it looked simple and didn’t include any hand sewing. Try it and see what you think! The difference between binding by machine and binding by hand is where you’ll start sewing. It has been so hard for me I almost gave up quilting. Does the quilt fill the binding and still cover the seam that was used to do the first line of stitching? Sew the binding on the back of your quilt the same way as shown above. :), Well I tried this. I'm going to try your way now. Rita over at Red Pepper Quilts also has a great tutorial you can find […], […] das geht, kannst du dir auch bei CluckCluckSew […], […] 2¼” strips but this time I wanted to try sewing the binding entirely by machine following Allison Harris’ tutorial . I followed her instructions, cutting and joining 2½” strips. Thanks for sharing! I have been machine sewing my binding to the back, then attaching to the front with very mixed results. The fact that the stitches don’t always line up on the back is a problem to me. The right-hand side of the foot runs along the outer edge of the quilt sandwich and the binding edge runs along the blade – 1/2″ seam from quilt edge, binding edge is 1/4″ from quilt sandwich edge, binding has 1/4″ seam. Awesome tutorial – thank you for sharing. I love this method. Just make sure you are pulling that binding on the back across the front stitches before you sew it down. I was just thinking about to trying a machine binding cause it can be done quickly by me as well. I need to bind a quilt & was thinking about trying a machine binding cause I want it done quick! Learn how your comment data is processed. I really need to bind a quilt for my brother. Great tutorial. When initially sewing the binding the first time, I find it helpful to use a bobbin thread that matches the color of the quilt top. I linked to this from my post today! Thank you. After quilting and trimming your quilt (the white stippled section of diagram is the quilt, the grey is the table), begin by stitching your binding to the edge of the back of your quilt. Great tutorial. Thanks! It is clear and understandable and the pictures are great. but when I sew to the front, turn to the back, the back binding is always so much wider so my seam line on the front isn’t close to the binding like yours. […], […] not be as pretty as hand stitching, but it will last a lot longer. 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