I will have to try that pin trick. I have used your binding tutorials a number of times. Thank you for sharing all these great tips. I have a question for you. I’ve struggled with these and now look forward to trying to bind these angles again. You make it look so easy! Thanks. Thank you. This is a great tutorial. Trim the quilt backing down to about 1/4 inch from the seam sewn. Colour block quilt | Wit Konijn September 16th, 2013 . Thank you! As many have already commented, your examples are all so beautiful! I love your hex star pattern, that is SO CUTE! After hand-stitching the binding, the corner should look like this: There are a few things to watch out for, and they usually involved getting too much fabric or not quite enough fabric into the tuck/miter at the corner. You are priceless!! Thanks for the tutorial! This is not how you want this to look and this also happens by getting your pin in Step 5 in the wrong spot. You have the best blog site for quilting and knitting, I absolutely love it. My family has been known to have contests to see who can eat the most pancakes. I have just started quilting, so I am new to binding. Thank you for the handy tutorial. I love your quilts also. Wow, sure wish I had seen this before binding my Christmas Tree skirt last year. Your tutorial on inside corners was so easy to follow and I’m looking forward to trying this new one out too! I now am looking to finish something for myself with wide outside corners, thought to check your tutorials, and here we are! Straight stitch around the quilt top to outline and stabilize the edges (approx 1⁄8″ away from the edge). After hand-sewing that corner, it will look like this. Great tips Heather. and it is on my “get-done” list this year. I haven’t done any quilts other than rectangles or squares and would like to branch out, so this will be very helpful. I use the same thread I used for hand-quilting. THANK YOU! I have an eight-sided table topper, completed in Nov/Dec 2009, that needs binding. The photos of your home and studio are lovely, and there is always so much inspiration for me. I live in NW Ontario, Canada. Binding intimidates me so yes I need the patterns! It’s frustrating to put all the work in and not have the binding turn out well. Wish I would have seen it before I bound my new tree skirt last month. ). Thanks for the info on the binding, really appreciate all the close up photos. Good for quilts that will be used … Thanks, Heather. I live in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. I’m going to try the drawn lines and pinning, to see if I can make my corners much better! Would love to see you do a tutorial on machine quilting. Each time I finish a quilt, they do get better. It would be so much fun to win them! Thank you, Heather, for that great tutorial. It should already be pinned and basted. We had a pretty low-key holiday, starting with a birthday party for a niece on New Year’s Eve. Purchasing manufactured bias tape is not the only option to edge your quilt. Commercially-made Binding Tape. Review this quilting instructional video to quilt a complex border finish. I would love to try it! I found this post great! I was in tears last night and found this post. I have your book, “On the Run” and have made many toppers out of it. You may wish to zig-zag the edges together at this point, before adding the binding but this is a personal choice and isn’t a necessary step. I can’t seem to get enough of it! I always struggle with corners on binding. Learn techniques for crafting a hanging sleeve, quilt binding corners with ease, plus using materials such as sheers, backing fabric, and yarn for binding quilt edges. Thanks to for a great giveaway. My friend shared your site with me and I am delighted. This is most likely to happen if you don’t get the pin in the right spot in Step 5. It was really helpful that you also included pictures of how one can do wrong, and what the result will be. Heather, I also made a table topper with 8 points and 8 “valleys”. Instead of applying a binding, you simply sew around the edges of the quilt sandwich as if it were a giant pillowcase, leaving an opening on one side that’s big enough to turn the “pillowcase” inside out. I’ve been looking for some really good table runner patterns for a long time. Folding the quilt in half lengthwise and width-wise helps to … Again, thank you. Thank you for making my “quilting life” much brighter and satisfying. This tutorial is just what I was looking for. Hugs…. Wow, this looks easy. Love your house & I would LOVE to have your work space!!! Regards, Thanks for another great tutorial. Fire up your steam iron and start pressing the edges. I am often hesitant about trying new things, but the way you explain is easy to understand. Great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and skill in such easy but detailed directions. Thanks for the tutorial on binding weird angles! If there was ever a better reason than making a new quilt, I can’t think of it. Thank you for sharing this great tutorial. Cool. Wendy writes: I love your web site and find it very useful. Enjoy all your photography too. I have had this table runner finished except for the binding. February 18, 2019 Tutorials. I’m feeling much better now. Beautiful examples and very clear pictures…that’s the best way for me to learn. And our family also likes to graze on snacks while playing Rook. Thank you so much for this tutorial! My son bought me two of your books for Christmas but I’d love to have more Thanks so much for the giveaway. You are such a talented quilter….I love your tablerunners as well as all of your other projects! Binding can be made from a single layer of fabric, but two layers (called double-fold binding) are much more durable. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I do note that it’s yours, not mine. Thank you. Thanks so much! The red dot in this photo shows where my stitching line ends and you can see that the binding is pulled all the way up. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I will bookmark this one . I need help with mitered angles. Thanks for the great tips. ~Rita, I just made my first ever quilt as you go project it is a table runner and I didn’t know how to turn the corners because there not normal corners . Oooh, I’d love to try these toppers. Great tutorial! Now I think I know where I went wrong. I recently bought your shams book and it was perfect for what I needed! Thank you! Thanks! I’ll put a pin here where the stitches would be. Thank you for putting up this tutorial….well done!! Thanks for the instructions on another technique. what a gold mine of tips. thanks for a chance of winning. Your patterns are so fresh. I would love to try it with your table runner pattern. You have some leeway, as the cut edge will be hidden under the facing. Sew the quilt binding to the side of the quilt, leaving the beginning tail free. Thank you. At the point of the video, your quilt should be complete up to attaching the binding. On the Scallop Edge, it's not … Thanks for showing the wrong way, too! Thank you for the chance. Thank you! You have explained so much, I have learnt a lot from the video. Thanks for the opportunity to tey something new. I’m going to be sure to bookmark it for future use! Thank you for the binding tips! This forms a diagonal line and hides the raw starting edge of the binding strip. I love the pin idea for odd shape corners. It allows you to take the quilting all the way to the edge, can add a nice professional and more artful looking finish, (especially to a smaller quilt) and I also find quilts seem to hang better and flatter with this method. I finished a table runner with these same angles last week, some corners look okay and some are pretty bad. Repeat all steps. Over 2-1/2 years later, your tutorial is priceless. Thank you, Heather, for another great tutorial. Thank you so much for the binding tip. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I have several table toppers with the odd angle corners waiting for binding. In the table runner above, the quilting comes right out to the edges and are sewn in regular intervals on the quilt. I know this is a very old post, but I wanted to thank you for the great tips. <>. I would love to learn how to sew binding that has strange angles. Pick me. I made this English paper pieced hexagon quilt for my fifth-born child’s first birthday. Stitch in the ditch or custom quilt as you like. Very much appreciate the giveaway opportunity!! Happy New Year! I am so excited to try this! The pix and explanation were clear and concise, and my binding came out beautifully! . Great inspiration! The middle crease will enclose the raw edges of your quilt as the other half of the binding wraps around to the back. Thanks for opening up a giveaway. Love your pictures and description! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I would love to try this! Love those patterns with the interweaving lines. Thanks for the time and effort you put into it. I have long been frustrated by those angles and now I am anxious to get a quilt together to add this new technique to my arsonel. I haven’t tried anything other than a straight 90 degree corner, but I’d like to! Now to try this and get some practice on improving. The tuck is much to small. Thank you so much for the wonderful advise! Just finishing up the quilt, Gypsy Girl. You should be in the final stages of assembling the quilt. The final crease of the binding will stay folded so that all raw edges are enclosed. Those patterns are adorable. I start by drawing my stitching line, about 1/4″ away from the raw edge of the quilt. My machine quilter binds them for me ; ) Goal in 2011: Learn to bind my own projects! I really appreciate the time you spend in making this tutorial. Thanks! I have yet to try an odd angle but when I do, I’ll be sure to come back here to do it right! Thank you for the tutorial. This really helped. Not sure when I ever did this but now I know it isn’t that hard to do. It’s my goal to try some new quilting techniques this year, so hopefully I win! Happy New Year, we don’t have a Pancake tradition, but it sounds like it would be a good one. Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more. Anna. I have been doing table runners with these types of corners for a couple of years and they always turned out wrong. Thanks Heather for all the great pictures with your tutorial! Drawing pencil lines and using a pin to get the fold just right will be a great help! I just finished a tree skirt with those angles. This is very clear. I am just wanting to begin quilting and am already excited to try this. I’m doing a runner and placemats for my daughter for Christmas and with your turorial I can go ahead and finish it. Mar 14, 2018 - This tutorial demonstrates how to finish your quilt that has irregular edges using a facing instead of binding. 1. align the binding raw edges with the quilt raw edge and, using a 1⁄ 4" seam allowance, sew the binding to the quilt, beginning at least 4"–6" from a corner, and leaving a tail of about 4"–6" (on large quilts, leave a tail of about 12"). Thanks for the great tutorial. I do need some cute runners for my tables. Your sewing is SO neat. I love all your quilts too! It really helps to see the mistakes too and what causes them! It was very informative and answered questions I had regarding binding “odd” angled quilts. Other "Irregular" Bindings! Start sewing towards the corner. I am a newbie as well, and your tutorial made it simple to bind my hexagon table topper & place mats. Thank you. I have tried binding odd angles and it was a struggle. I don’t imagine you have much time to check out blogs, but I do love this runner! Have you noticed that this is the same steps that you go through when binding a regular 90-degree corner, too much fabric or not quite enough fabric, Joyful Stitcher Info and Summer Stich Along, gorgeous…Paula…..paula_bray2001@yahoo.com, http://millerslastresort.blogspot.com/2010/05/oh-my-goodness.html. You have motivated me to finish a few projects that have been sitting far too long, just wainting for pesty binding. wasn’t feeling well but happy I went with them. I love your patterns!!! Thank you, thank you, my corners have always humped alittle and I was so tired my trying to fix them. I LOVE the Secret Garden runner! The red dot in this photo shows where my stitching line ends and you can see that the binding is pulled all the way up. Thanks for the great tutorial. The diamond one especially. Thanks so much! Thank you. Thanks for counting me in. that was SUPERMEGAHELPFUL! Oct 20, 2020 - Quilt borders, bindings, edges, and backings. What a wonderful tutorial Heather!! I know I will be back to revisit this when I need it. The pictures and explanation were great – particularly where you showed us how it would look if we got too much or too little fabric in the fold. Thanks for the tips. I love the Diamond Diva runner, and have never tried diamonds before, so would love these patterns to learn new skills! I enjoy your blog, it’s so nice of you to share your talents! Thanks again. Use a ruler and draw a line which is 1/4″ from each edge. Once you turn the quilt right side out, you top stitch or blind stitch the open section closed. I printed the instructions for cutting bias strips (thank you!) When it’s finished, I’ll figure out how to upload a picture. I have a few quilts that are ready to be bound, so I am going to try your method one those. Review this quilting instructional video to quilt a complex border finish. Stop sewing before you reach the corner of the quilt, ending the seam the same distance from the approaching quilt edge as the width of the seam allowance. I’ve bookmarked your blog for future reference and to see what else you are sharing. (that point is hidden under my binding in this picture). I also loved the beautiful examples you used. Great Great Great tutorial. I would love too win your fabulous book!! This tutorial demonstrates how to finish your quilt that has irregular edges using a facing instead of binding. 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