How to Bind a Quilt -Corners

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I have seen some wonderful tutorials out there and there is even a series on 7 different ways to bind your quilt {if you sign up for blog updates, you will receive a pdf of all them put together} but there is one part of binding your quilt that I have a problem with and I am thinking there were a few of you out there that might struggle with that little part just like me, so how about a little tutorial on 

easy way to bind a quilt

How to bind a quilt– corners!

1) Sew binding along the edge of the quilt and STOP stitching 1/4" from the corner point

how to bind a quilt easy

2)  Pull the quilt and the quilt binding out from under the needle- you don't have to snip your threads- pull the quilt binding 90 degrees to the right

how to bind a quilt corners

3)  Fold the binding back so the edges meet again on the new edge and put your needle down 1/4" from the corner {you can't see it very well below, but the needle is 1/4" from the top edge}

how to bind a quilt easy corners

When you are all done sewing the binding down to the quilt you will pull the binding to the opposite side of the quilt and fold it.  The edge of the binding usually hits just past the stitching line

how to bind a quilt easy corner

5)  Fold the other side overlapping the first fold.  The corner should naturally make a miter, but you can force it if you need

how to bind a quilt easy corner

You can now go and hand sew the binding down or run another stitch with your machine along the edge of the binding. 

This is what the other side of the binding will look like: 

binding a quilt

There are a few who take a little hand stitches to keep the miter from opening {if you are sewing your binding down by hand, then you can take a couple of stitches when you pass the corner} if you don't like how it leaves a slight pucker.

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  1. Virginia

    9 April

    Thank you so much for the tutorial Mitered edge on the quilt. Great finishing tutorial.

  2. Ruthie Quilts

    9 April

    Great tute Becky! I may send some swappers here… Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. whosies

    10 April

    you’re welcome and thanks for stopping by!

  4. whosies

    10 April

    you are welcome. Sometimes it’s the ending that we all need help with.

  5. Linda H

    16 April

    You make this look easy.Mine never looks this good. I have gone on you tube and found others
    and repeated the video over and over a dozen times to get it right.Still having it pucker.I’m going to come back here and learn this.Thanks for the Tutorial.

  6. […] machine stitched the binding.   Here’s a tutorial for making your bias binding strips, and making your corners miter.  If you prefer a different method, here is a tutorial on folding the back to the […]

  7. lyn littlefair

    18 September

    How do you bind table runners that are not square but have angled corners around. cant get mine right lyn

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