Thanks so much for showing us how you do it. Thank you for posting the tutorials with so many helpful photos. Your patterns are so fresh. I made scalloped borders using the scallops and vines template from Quilt in a Day. Great tutorial! Quilt binding can be sewn to the quilt in several ways, and one method uses continuous double-fold strips of fabric, which are long fabric strips folded in half to create a double layer before sewing. Sew straight. Thank you! Wishing you a happy, healthy 2011! Great tutorial! Review this quilting instructional video to quilt a complex border finish. 4. Thanks for this tutorial. Thanks for the great tips. (that point is hidden under my binding in this picture). I really like the what if I do it wrong pictures also. Heather, Thanks for the great giveaway and tutorial Heather. Steph. I would love a chance to win. Make sure pull the binding all the way up, as far as your stitching will let you. We had a pretty low-key holiday, starting with a birthday party for a niece on New Year’s Eve. I needed to attach binding to a tabletopper that didn’t have square corners and I wasn’t sure how to do it. Like bindings’ thanks for the tutorial! Deb Austin. Then draw a line from the intersection to the corner of the quilt. I have binding to put on some table toppers with odd angles. Oh I love this tutorial…will have to share with my sisters, who refuse to make things with “odd” angles. Make sure that the seams don’t fall in any of the corners — if they do, adjust the placement so that the seams are along a straight edge. I appreciate your detailed instructions and photos along with the what not to do stuff! Now I understand why my corners turn out the way they do. I would love to win your patterns. Your photos are great for showing when you don’t make that turn just right…..wonderful, wonderful. Maybe my messy mitred corners will be a bit better now. Thank you for the “tut”. I now am looking to finish something for myself with wide outside corners, thought to check your tutorials, and here we are! I am often hesitant about trying new things, but the way you explain is easy to understand. Clip your binding in place along this entire edge. Great tutorial…I’ve made lots of runners with angles like this and have just sort of been “winging” it…good to know the exact directions…I’ve had the corners turn out every way…and now know why! I've shown you how to make bias binding (you can find those instructions here, and you probably read one of my latest posts on how to cut scallop edges without Math (the template and instructions for my method on that can be found here Now, it’s time to actually do the binding! Theresa. Great tutorial. Tip #2 – Flannel Binding This is a fun way to finish flannel quilts for children. I have tried several, but not really happy with what I am doing. very pretty. February 26, 2014 by Jodi 20 Comments. I hope you'll stop by often to see what's happening in my little world! See how there isn’t quite enough fabric to make a nice mitered corner? I’m feeling much better now. This one is gorgeous and I’d love to try it out for myself! Love your house & I would LOVE to have your work space!!! Thanks Heather! Lay the binding strip on the right side of the quilt top, aligning raw edges of the binding and the quilt. You should be in the final stages of assembling the quilt. Thank you. The pictures of your home and area where you live are so wonderful as well. I haven’t attempted any shapes other than square or rectangle quilts. Cool. Thanks so much for this clear tutorial – I just made a runner with odd angles and was not getting the corners smooth and this worked like a charm! I have shied away from thesse projects because of those “funky” corners. Fabulous tutorial. You have given me the courage to tackle a new technique. I’m going to be sure to bookmark it for future use! Yeh more material to buy. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. This type of binding protects the quilt's edges with just a single layer of fabric. I truly appreciate your taking the time to share. I wouldn’t mind having some patterns! I would love to win! Joel’s family goes for a different kind of competition, always involving some sort of cards, preferably Rook. Turn binding to the front and stitch through all the layers, covering the binding stitching line (I use a serpentine stitch). I’ve had a few of them and now know what happened. I hope you all had a safe and fun time over the last few days. With your long binding strip pressed in half, align the binding’s raw … Your instructions are great. Always love learning something new from you. By that, I mean anything greater than a 90-degree angle. I have yet to try an odd angle but when I do, I’ll be sure to come back here to do it right! I always enjoy reading your blog posts. This type of binding protects the quilt's edges with just a single layer of fabric. Step 3. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize!! To make bias tape, you cut fabric on a 45-degree diagonal in 2-inch strips. Now to try this and get some practice on improving. 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. It seems like a tedious process, … Thanks for the tips Heather. The middle crease will enclose the raw edges of your quilt as the other half of the binding wraps around to the back. After hand-sewing that corner, it will look like this. Start and end the binding using a pocket method that requires no math. (in this case you put your pin too high up). renesharp@telkomsa.net. Had a great day. At the point of the video, your quilt should be complete up to attaching the binding. You have made it clearer for me Mary Ellen. I had to do the first corner four times before I was happy, but the rest came out perfect first time. Heather is a beautiful name. On the Scallop Edge, it's not … Continue around the edge of the quilt, gluing, pressing and adding clips; the glue works quickly so the clips don’t need to stay in place for long. In the table runner above, the quilting comes right out to the edges and are sewn in regular intervals on the quilt. I will put a link to this post under my tutorials tab, so you can easily look up this post for future reference. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and skill in such easy but detailed directions. Thanks for your great tried and true ideas and tutorials. I always had a struggle with these types of corners. It is excellent. Review this quilting instructional video to quilt a complex border finish. They are so bright and fresh! Thanks for the great tutorial. Thanks. Your blog is awesome, always is. I usually get too much fabric and get that lump..ugh! Fold back so the edge of the binding runs along the edge of the quilt. I start by drawing my stitching line, about 1/4″ away from the raw edge of the quilt. Contact Us Quilt with Marci Baker 709 Knollwood Cir Fort Collins, CO 80524 970-224-1336 just found your tutorial on binding odd out side corners and sure glad I did. Trim the ends at 60 degree angles (or 45 degrees if you prefer). Thanks. The following photos show a few examples of quilts or runner that have the type of corner that I just showed how bind. This is so much more clear than any of the other tutorials I have found. I love your blog. I just used it to bind 120-degree angles and it worked perfectly! I have stumbled through binding non-square corners so I appreciate the step-by-step directions. I knew how to do 90 degree corners, but not the odd angled corners. In my opinion, the best way to learn a new technique is to actually try it. I love your hex star pattern, that is SO CUTE! Your tutorial is well explained and very carefully illustrated(I’m a visual learner). I really hope to try it out soon. Thank you for making my “quilting life” much brighter and satisfying. Marie. Stitch this edge down, starting and stopping ¼in from each corner, as before. Thanks for the binding tutorial, especially since I have table runners and table toppers stacked up for stitching during January. Thank you, Heather, for another great tutorial. It’s great to learn new techniques. Can’t wait to try this out, especially if I win. Hi.Heather, This is a great way to bind the odd corners. I love your patterns and your books. This is very clear. Pick me, pick me, pick me! Wow! Yay! very easy to follow and understand. Now fold the binding straight up, so it makes a straight line with the raw edge of the quilt as shown. Regards, How To: Finish irregular quilt edges By Robin Mansur; Quilting; This tutorial demonstrates how to finish your quilt that has irregular edges using a facing instead of binding. Thanks for your blog writings. Fold the first corner of the binding over to form an angle. Thanks, Heather. See that bulge on the outer corner? I need to see how others do the hand stitching on the back. To make a facing for your art quilt, you will make a “frame” for the quilt back out of 2 1/2″ strips. Everything you teach is so clear. You are a very talented quilter and designer. 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. This is just great. Do you have any other advice for GMFG binding? Thank you. oh my gosh…. Anna. As many have already commented, your examples are all so beautiful! Thanks for the info on the binding, really appreciate all the close up photos. Your tutorial came to my rescue. Thanks to for a great giveaway. Quilt binding is often the last step in finishing a quilt and an important one! If there was ever a better reason than making a new quilt, I can’t think of it. I am a newbie at quilting. Little engineer brain here read this and it all makes perfect sense. Now for the final step: binding your quilt. It’s just another element of FINISHING – always the hardest part for me. It’s really very easy after you follow your instructions. Thanks for the great tutorial!!! ~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 . I know I will be back to revisit this when I need it. What a fun way to start a new year. The facing method allows you to avoid mitering every corner. Never thought it would be done in the same way as my regular binding. Taper the edges of the quilt coming towards the corner starting about an inch away. My family has been known to have contests to see who can eat the most pancakes. 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. Was the first one of each of these style quilts I have tried, but I thought they turned out okay! I would love to have a chance to win them so I can try them. Happy New Year to you – I’m too excited to see what you make this year! It looks like on of those projects that’s so easy to do once you try it, but looks intimidating! It will fit exactly over the top of the quilt. I like your style in teaching. Now I think I know where I went wrong. I can’t wait to see what you come out with next! The last two photos of the “wrongs” really is so helpful. There are always times when you wonder what went wrong!!!! Thank you! Fire up your steam iron and start pressing the edges. I don’t imagine you have much time to check out blogs, but I do love this runner! This is super way to start the new year out. Love your patterns and would love to add to my collection of yours. Thanks for the tutorial Heather! It’s bothered me that my brain couldn’t wrap itself around this until this point. Thank you too, for the chance to win a pattern! The most popular method is to use binding which protects the edges of your quilt from a lot of wear. I’m going to demonstrate on this topper that I just finished machine quilting. Use the seam allowance you chose when you made the quilt binding. The heat of the iron helps to set the glue. Quilts are created when pieces of fabric are cut and sewn together in a pattern and layered with additional padding for warmth. This tutorial was just what I needed to bind my placemats with odd angles. Stop right at the point where the two lines intersect and back stitch. Now I can finish them up in a hurry:). Continue sewing around the entire quilt using the inside and outside angle methods. Start sewing towards the corner. You are such a talented quilter….I love your tablerunners as well as all of your other projects! I’ve had so much trouble in the past. Quilt Fabric Grain Best for Binding . I love your patterns. Thank you for the tutorial! This forms a diagonal line and hides the raw starting edge of the binding strip. ~robin I am so ready to make one of your pretty table runners! The folded edge should be facing in toward the quilt top. It seems very weird I know to attach the binding and then trim after but I think the reason for that is so you can make adjustments if needed, that gives you a … Over 2-1/2 years later, your tutorial is priceless. Thank you for the handy tutorial. You have the best explanation I have ever seen. Now we can all have perfect corners. She loves it. Thank you so much for the wonderful advise! I have a question for you. Sew the quilt binding to the side of the quilt, leaving the beginning tail free. Thank you, thank you, my corners have always humped alittle and I was so tired my trying to fix them. 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. This tutorial demonstrates how to finish your quilt that has irregular edges using a facing instead of binding. when you do things they look so simple. Thanks for the great tutorial – I’ve never tried anything other than straight corners! Mixing and matching dish sizes will create a quirky irregular effect. Thank you for the tip! Many binding problems occur because it is sewn on without cleaning up and straightening the edges and squaring-off the corners (important for mitered binding). Will have to go look if my corners look as nice as yours. Use a ruler and draw a line which is 1/4″ from each edge. I just finished the Diamond Diva table toppers and runner – but was unsure of how to bind those corners! The most popular method is to use binding which protects the edges of your quilt from a lot of wear. Thank you for putting up this tutorial….well done!! Your sewing is SO neat. are gentle, curves are easy to bind with bias strips. Thank you! You should be in the final stages of assembling the quilt. Your tutorial will help for my next runner. You break it down and with the pictures I always find it so easy to follow. I always ended up with to much fabric and could never figure out why, Thank you I will try this the next time I make something with odd corners. … I love the idea of pancakes for New Year’s Day; I’ll have to remember that! After all, I assume most of you come here to learn something about quilting anyways. Love your directions. I love making hexagon things, or runners with odd angles. Heather, thank you so much for these directions. It really helps to see the mistakes too and what causes them! Sew to the back of one side of the quilt with right sides together. I just finished doing a hexagon edged quilt and also a scallop edged quilt. I have asked quilt shop owners how to do this as it is common on tablerunner patterns but they all give different answers. With the right side facing you, lay your finished quilt top on a piece of batting. Pin if you need to, place the mark you just made under the presser foot and start sewing a quarter-inch seam. I’m wanting to try and get into something other than square corners soon. I’ve been looking for some really good table runner patterns for a long time. I do need some cute runners for my tables. audreybretz@gmail.com. I will be bookmarking this so I can come back to it when I have binding with the funny angles. Today I remembered that I saw this a while back in your blog. After your quilt top has been layered with the back, batting and top, and then quilted; you cut off these raw edges. You have made the process very clear. You can use a ruler and rotary cutter for this purpose. Very much appreciate the giveaway opportunity!! I got the method I used on You Tube.And although they turned out not bad, your clear instructions would have been better. Wish I had read this just a few weeks earlier:). I would love to learn how to sew binding that has strange angles. Unlike most modern quilts, old British coverlets and quilts usually have a knife-edge finish rather than a binding. Thanks….I love your quilts, fabric and all your tutorials. 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 … We are all so very lucky to have found your blog. I need all the too-power I can get! Thank you, thank you!! Stop about 2 inches from the beginning of the binding. Fold over the end of the start of the binding a quarter inch so no raw edge is showing. Nice to know you gals are out there to help us. I have the mitered corners down but since the quilt has a zig zag edge, I will have /\ corners and \/ corners, if you understand what I mean. Starting at the top and the bottom edges of your quilt, cut two strips of fabric each 2" wide and a wee bit longer then your top and bottom edges. Doing bindings on octagon corners is no easy for me, but yours look wonderful. Thanks for taking the time to share. Step 1. Purchasing manufactured bias tape is not the only option to edge your quilt. Thanks for the great tutorial – the step-by-step pictures are very helpful. Thank you for an excellent tutorial. Mary Beth. Thank you for the great tutorial! Binding finishes the edges of a quilt and there are quite a. ters use double-fold straight-grain binding unless the quilt. What a wonderful tutorial! Now fold the binding straight up, so it makes a straight line with the raw edge of the quilt as shown. See more ideas about Quilts, Quilt binding, Quilting tips. Hopefully I can make better corners on my projects with this helpful hint. Thanks for the info! I have a question for you. I am a fairly new quilter and am hooked on quilting! Your pictures and directions are very easy to follow. It should already be pinned and basted. Thanks for the great tutorial. You have explained so much, I have learnt a lot from the video. quilt edges. I live in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. I use facings on my quilts because they are meant to be decorative art to hang on the wall, rather than a functional piece for a bed. I just finished 2 table toppers and your advice about the odd shaped corner worked geat. Thank you! Use a ruler to lightly mark a cut line on the fabric. I have made the Diamond Diva 4 color topper. I haven’t tried anything other than a straight 90 degree corner, but I’d like to! Mar 14, 2018 - This tutorial demonstrates how to finish your quilt that has irregular edges using a facing instead of binding. I made this English paper pieced hexagon quilt for my fifth-born child’s first birthday. I’m off to cut some binding for my first quilt. Thanks for the tutorial on binding. Facing a quilt is a way to bind your quilt without having the binding show on the front. I’ve been wanting to try a table runner, but I’ve been afraid of the binding. Thank you for sharing! A picture is worth a thousand words and the series of images really explain this technique….thanks for posting them. I was working on a project with odd angles, so this was just what I needed to make a perfect binding. It is beautiful-Enjoy your blog so much-hugs, Marietta. when you’re ready to use one of the techniques, be sure to read through all of the steps before proceeding. Your patterns are beautiful and I would love to win them! Making your own bias tape is more economical and gives you a limitless selection of colors and designs for your quilt finish. I was using a glue technique and always had to wash the edge of my project after. I use the same thread I used for hand-quilting. Stay cozy! How to Bind Scalloped Edges. Thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for the great tutorial and for keeping it available for reference.