this is how my mom did all of her patchwork blankets... i think it's called 'pillowcase' style.lovely as always!xoeva. Thanks so much for letting me know!! I just finished the top of a quilt and was debating on how to do the binding. Please respect this. These quilts are so "happy" and cheerful with all their color! She would then fold it over to meet the edge of the quilt and then fold it over again to cover the raw edge of the quilt. I've done search after search on YouTube and other places, and couldn't find the right tutorial. To my brain, yes, you would want to cut your finished, (pre-faced) quilt 1/2" bigger then you want your finished size to be, as you will be folding your faced edges 1/4" to the backside. Quilt binding is simply a folded strip of fabric that is used to conceal and bind the edges of your quilt to keep it from fraying.. Thanks for sharing your additional twist to this, great idea! Give it a shot! WOW! What a great tutorial! Fantastic tutorial! I strongly believe in facing mini quilts so it doesn't detract from the design in a small quilt. I posted a link to your tut from my blog. Love it! Share what you have learned with others, and add your own unique stepping stone to this creative path that we share. Your method is fabulous and simpler than any others that I have read. Mark a spot in the center of the opening, on the quilt. Thanks for giving it a shot Rita, and for all the gorgeous pics, your quilts are amazing!! Wonderfully colorful quilts! Generally a facing binding is wider then a traditional binding so that the turned edge is smoother and lies flatter. I love all those bright colours and think no binding really shows them off well without a 'frame'. Kate, you are welcome. Make a "Winter Star" Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star. :o). I like this tutorial. I finish my quilts the same way. Much of the process is the same as usual and I started by making a simple quilt top. xo. And best of all it is simple, straight forward and super-duper easy, I promise! Your photographs are great! Much easier and a cleaner look. Cut Your Fabric. Karoda, Thanks so much for mentioning that. I don’t hand sew the final edge, as I’ve preferred sewing that by machine with a decorative stitch that adds a bit more protection that the stitches will stay put as the years pass. so this idea is just PERFECT! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! If you quilt from opposite the hole, it works great. Very fun and different way of finishing a quilt. Continue to push each corner out with your thumb. Thanks for the tutorial! See my profile page for contact information.). I so very much appreciate your kind words. How would you incorporate a rod pocket for hanging the quilt using this facing method? I've only made one quilt, but what fun!! Measure the outside edges (circumference) of your quilt to get the total length you need for binding and then add 10-12″. I will definitely give it a try! Thanks for all the pics. I then like to use a wooded chopstick to push the corner as far out as possible. Prairie points. Thank you so very much, you have made my day, my week and my Christmas acutally because the placemats are to become a Christmas present! wow, thank you so much, what a fantastic tutorial. I think this deserves a quick post of it's own. I just did this today to finish off a quilt for a friend. so good that a link to this was shared on a blog I follow today will definately use this for my crazy quilt thanks and a fewa other things I have plans for. Also, when machine quilting, I always set my stitch length a bit longer then the machine's default setting, As I think the stitching looks nicer. The photo above shows what the front will look like once that strip is turned and pressed all the way to the back. It works great. Tutorial: Super-Duper Easy Way to Face a Quilt (Or... Indigo Blue Cross Quilts with a Facing Finish. Thanks Victoria for your tutorial! Thanks everyone, glad to here it makes sense!Recovering Perfectionist - With this method I don't use any short-cut, pre-stitched hanging-sleeve or corners, as they generally get stitched on before the binding/facing, and since the facing fabric is wider on the back then traditional binding, they would thus hang too low for a good display. I used this for my latest quilt and love it. Excellent tutorial. I really love how it turned out. I'll have to try this. Thank you everyone for your kind comments! These would be great for making quilts for charity. Dig deep inside of yourself, find out what inspires you and ask "why?". This quilt has been used, although not excessively, but the edges are coming open. I then pin basted the quilt top together with a layer of batting, but no backing fabric. "We do not live an equal life, but one of contrasts and patchwork; now a little joy, then sorrow, now sin, then a generous or brave action" - Ralph Waldo Emerson. I left a gap large enough to be able to turn the quilt inside out. You can find more information on how Google collects information in their privacy policy. This is great, and what a perfect method for smaller sized baby quilts!! Thanks!! Great binding tutorial with lovely close up photos. thanks so much for the great directions :0).Happy Sewing. I personally do not collect, share or store any personal information about you. Lovely tutorial. Jul 29, 2020 - Explore Patricia Rugg's board "Quilt binding", followed by 740 people on Pinterest. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I"m going to make some baby quilts and give it a shot here soon. But maybe I could just face it instead, and then the colour matters a little less. Preparing a Quilt for Binding by Machine. Instead I recommend hand stitching a hanging sleeve on, (or corners if you prefer) after the facing is finished, positioning them about 1/4" to a 1/2" down from the top edge. And the photo above shows what that those two newest strips should look like on the back side. I'm going to give this a try...the method I use has another line of stitching close to the 1/4 inch attachment seam to make it not curve to the front. Ok this is pretty great. I love your quilt and will use this technique on a larger quilt.Thank you. My grandma taught me this method about 16 years ago. This is a great method. I'm thinking of trying this out on a simple quilt for my daughter's bed. And you can see behind me I have hanging our Missouri Star quilt block quilt. I have no problems with vertical sides.What do you think? Previous efforts on this technique have been a bit 'iffy' to say the least! You are always such a huge inspiration. I have seen methods where an extra line of stitching is added, but forgot about it. I have used this method several times and if I want the binding look, I just put the backing color as the squares along the edges. Just read this tutorial and can't wait to use it on my baby quilts and placemats. Thanks for posting it! Extend the stitched on facing out flat and sew a line of stitching close to the seam edge (on the facing). I follow that edge down as I stitch so I get a straight line. Find my "Stitching from the Soul" article, to learn more about my "Work Quilts" series. Thanks again. I teach beginner quilters this. I was grateful to find this tutorial is still available. I think this is a method I would use with a more colorful quilt where I have difficulty in finding a binding that I think complements the quilt. :). Something to keep in mind :)Smiles~Beth. But now, unlike before, I want you to re-fold and re-roll these two strips back again to the back of your quilt. Thank you for sharing this wonderful technique! I only have done it on small quilts. I'm going to bookmark this for future reference! I also got a bit lost with the mitering part of facing a quilt and this avoids that altogether. Steam press again to get everything nice and flat. You are a great teacher. thanks for the really clear instructions. My question is why are the facing pieces so wide? A lot of quilters prefer to use methods that create mitered corners, and you can find loads of tutorials on how to do that with a goggle search. I think it gives a fresh modern take on the traditional and there most definitely is a place for quilts finished like these. I love the idea of not doing a binding every once in a while to mix it up. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I am doing a small quilt and want it to be a specific size. Any use of information provided, or otherwise gleaned from this blog not to be sold or represented as another's original concept, technique, work or intellectual property. not sure it would suit a larger quilt. Thanks for sharing this easy tutorial on a new to me method of binding. Please keep in mind that this is just one way to face a quilt, and that there are many different methods out there. One question I have is how did you keep your squiggly rows of quilting spaced so nicely and evenly? It is a quick finish to simple projects! (And Chris... being a visual person, I must, must, must have clear pictures to understand something... glad you found them useful as well!). I knew you had this tutorial here, so I came to your place quick and fast and found it. The strip has to be wide enough so once you turn and stich down the other enough of the sleeve shows. This is great and I'm not sure I would have ever tried it until seeing it here. It's exactly what I want to do and I'll be doing it tomorrow! :)Afton, You are most welcome! I like to leave an approximate 7 inch tail of quilt binding at the beginning, and then sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance all around. Thank you for the great tutorial. I have done it where I stiched the back with batting to the front - right sides facing. This is just what I was looking for. 1. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! PghPat, so very happy that you found the link, and hope you enjoy this method. There it was: the tutorial that helped me out! Benta, Rachel, and FoulkeArt, you are each so very welcome! That way I can sew all four sides of the binding on with out stopping. I'm not certain I know anything new on the subject. Thanks so much for this tutorial! Facing a quilt is a way to bind your quilt without having the binding show on the front. Your technique was just what I needed!! I just found your wonderful tutorial on quilt facings. Better to have found your blog and tutorial late rather than never. These quilts look wonderful Rita, great colours and I love the no binding finish. (and I love the quilt itself!). I definitely will try this! Or do it differently. Basically just cuts out one step. I'm going to do mine right now! thank you for this great, straightforward tutorial! Thanks. Twice in one day I find you on the internet!! These stitching lines disappear into the seam line and are really there just to ensure that these two layers don't shift. I have one question. What a great tutorial. I think the method you have used will definitely allow for more durability, but I still think a double fold binding will allow for more durability. Your tutorial was so clear and easy to understand. Also, make sure everything is squared up before and after quilting, and definitely before adding the binding or the facing. You can find me on Quilting Arts TV, episode 702! It would be nice on larger modern quilts too so the design would go all the way to the quilt edge.One idea to make sure the facing rolls to the back nicely is to employ an edge stitching technique from dressmaking. Thanks a million! I wanted to say exactly what "Excited Grandma" recently shared. Any suggestions? Yes, this is a fantastic tutorial, perfect finish for a great quilt, thanks for sharing!! Then, I just align the edge of the presser foot against each previous line of stitch to form the next line of stitching. Thank You so much for this tutorial on the binding-less method of quilting! Thank you so much, I've tried to do this before, but I didn't stabilize the layers well enough and it was all shifty. Actually, it is the best to use when you have quilts in unusual shapes (see the pictures below)! Very clear instructions, and I am so delighted with the result. This is a lot like the way I do it except I used a double fold of fabric for the binding.'m dying to try it your way next time, looks much easier! I like the clean look the facing gives and highlights the quilting. I would love to see a picture of the back of the top of your wall hanging if that is possible. thanks! Cut 4 binding strips a couple of inches longer than the side measurements, then press strips lengthwise in half. Thank you so much!! And you are very welcome! I have already begun quilting and its too late for that. Will definitely be using this for my next quilt - thank you so much! a very good tutorial and i do like the nice finished look of it when finished.also LOVE the quilt in this post~!!!~:-)libbyQ. So say goodbye to complicated measuring, confusing angles, and binding … Thank you! I am using this method on my current quilt and wanted to make sure I do it right :). Thank you so much! I always tell my friends about this tutorial when I use it to finish a mini. Intriguing! Your quilt’s edges can be finished with triangular, folded-fabric embellishments called … Thanks for sharing the how-to! when you just sewed the two pieces together? Thanks for the reminder Rita! So when I came home I looked at several untube videos about facing but knew I hit pay dirt when I came upon your wonderfully detailed directions. Thanks for yet another great question! Love it! 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