Binding a Quilt with the backing fabric is a great way to get projects done quickly.
Sometimes I just don’t want to spend the time and energy on a binding. Or I am in a rush to get a project done.
I know it’s not the best in the quilting world to bind your quilts from the backing fabric….but I do it.
Today in the video I’ll show you how to use the backing fabric for your binding.
We’ll talk about how to fold it over properly…and how to get a mitered corner!
Binding a Quilt with the Backing Fabric~
1- make sure your backing fabric is larger than the quilt top by at least 2″
2- trim your batting to the edge of the quilt top
3- trim your backing fabric to 3/4″ from the quilt top
4- fold the backing fabric 1/4″
5- fold the backing fabric again 1/4″
6- stitch along the edge to secure the binding
7- at the corners- leave your needle in the down position when adjusting the folds at the corner- the quilt video will show you how to deal with the corners so they will miter!
Binding a Quilt Video~
Did you know you can make a wider bind with the backing fabric? Check out this baby blanket tutorial showing you how.
Do you use this method? Have any tips for us?