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Binding Tutorial

Project By Nicola Hills

1. Open out the binding and with R/S together place on the edge of your quilt, leave a 4” piece then begin to sew along the crease which is 1/4”. When you get 1/4” away from the edge, stop stitching & keeping the needle down spin the fabric and sew off toward the corner.

2. Now fold the fabric back over the stitch line (I have pinned it here to show) and finger press down.

3. Fold back bringing the binding down in line with the quilt edge (again I have pinned to show).

4. Start stitching down, doing a little back stitch to hold in place.

5. When you get back to where you started, take the 4” piece you left before starting to sew, and fold it W/S together (back on itself) then take the rest of the binding match it up to the one you just folded and do the same.

6. Open up both binding sections and with R/S together place the bottom section on top of the top section where the fold line is in a T shape (I used a marker to show the fold line from the top section) Sew from corner to corner. Trim off excess fabric. Press.

7. Continue sewing along the binding crease to close the gap.

8. Fold the binding over towards the back and pin or clip. You can fold to create neat mitred corners.

9. My favourite part is to then hand stitch the binding at the back of the quilt, I find it very therapeutic. If you don’t… Just follow these steps but start at the back of the quilt then you can top stitch the binding on the front.

To see more from Nicola, follow her on Instagram @bobbincottagebodkin.

Made by Nicola Hills for The Craft Cotton C0 2022.

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