fly the flag quilt along – week 5!

by Nova on September 10, 2013

I love stitching down the binding of a quilt, the final step of the process & very satisfying.

fly the flag quilt along - binding

There are a few ways to bind your quilt and everyone has their favourite way I am sure. There are gazillion tutorials out there on how to bind every which way.

I bind my quilts with one continuous piece of binding, machine stitched to the front with  mitred corners, then flipped around and hand stitched down at the back. Here’s a tutorial by Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for the method I use.

If you want to give machine binding a go  Shannon shows you how she binds her quilts (love the scrappy binding!) and  has added some links to a couple of other machine quilting tutorials as well.

I love rounded corners on a quilt too & if you fancy adding some curves to your quilt you’ll need to make some bias binding – there’s a   tutorial by Jennifer at That Girl… That Quilt for making bias binding and adding curved corners to your quilt.

Or you might decide not to bind it at all (you’ll need to decide if you’re doing this before you make your quilt sandwich though so if you’re keeping up to date with the quilt along & have already quilted you can save this method for another day!). To learn how to ‘bag’ your quilt, Rita of Red Pepper Quilts has a tutorial.

So get binding people, next week is show & tell of finished flag quilts  for a chance to win some Aunty Cookie goodies!

Keep an eye on the flickr group as completed  flaggy beauties begin to pop up!


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CJ September 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm

I do my binding in exactly the same way, and I love it too. I love working my way slowly round by hand, taking out the pins one by one, until that magic moment when, ta-da, it’s all done and ready to use. Wonderful. Hope you have a good week.


Katy September 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm

It’s bound to look great when it’s finished… :D


Flying Blind September 11, 2013 at 1:40 am

Ooooh had finishing the binding it the best bit!!


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