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Video tutorial join the binding ends of your quilt

I’m self taught so for a long time I had no idea how to join the ends of the binding in a neat way. Learning how to do it properly made a big difference.

Learn to join the ends of the binding

Learn in one and a half minute:

Making a quilt from start to end

Making a quilt from start to end - free tutorials

These are the steps I follow for all my quilts.

Step 1 – Making the quilt top

Choose a quilt pattern or design your own. Here you have 2 of my free patterns:

Free pattern: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt
Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt.

Half square triangles sampler quilt
16 Half Square Triangles quilt.

Step 2 – Quilting

Free motion quilting

There are many ways to do the quilting. I usually do free motion for all my quilts.

It’s quick and easy once you get the hang of it.

If you wish to try, here’s how you do it:

Check out my free motion tutorial for more details.

Quilt as you go (QAYG)

You can quilt the top as one piece or block by block with sashing. I prefer QAYG. It’s a lot easier on a domestic machine.

QAYG with narrow sashing

The finished sashing width for this technique is 1/2 inch. Learn the  technique in under 3 minutes:

Check out my Quilt as you go with narrow sashing tutorial.

QAYG with wide sashing

The finished sashing width for this technique is 2 inches. Learn the  technique in 3 minutes:

Check out my Quilt as you go with wide sashing tutorial.

Step 3 – Making flange or faux piping binding

If you want to add a very special touch to your binding, check this tutorial out:

Check out my flange binding tutorial.

Step 4 – Binding the quilt

This is the final step to making a quilt. Learn to bind the quilt by machine:

Video tutorial: Machine quilt binding

Video tutorial: machine quilt binding

Selecting the pattern and fabrics and piecing are my favourite steps in the making of a quilt. Quilting and binding are almost like chores to me. That’s why I try to make them in the least painful way.

Binding a quilt by machine is quick and easy. Here’s the tutorial.

How to sew the quilt binding by machine

Learn in 3 minutes with this easy tutorial:

Video tutorial: Machine quilt binding

The binding on the video has a flange or faux piping. I have started to use a flange on all my quilts because it is so nice.

Learn to make a binding strip with a flange

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