It usually consists of a strip of fabric, usually double folded, that is wrapped and sewn around the raw edges of quilt. Binding is usually attached to the quilt by machine and then the folded edge is sewn into place by machine or hand stitching. Both these options are covered in this post along with mitred corners.
What fabric do you use for binding?
Quilt Fabric Grain Best for Binding
Crosswise grain quilt binding strips are a good choice for most quilts.
What is the best width for quilt binding?
Cut the binding strips to a width of 2.75”. This is my favorite width for double fold binding— not too narrow and not too wide but just right in my opinion. Cut the binding strips with a rotary cutter and quilting ruler just like you cut strips to make 9-patch blocks in my 9-patch quilt tutorial.
What are the three types of binding?
Types of binding
- Sewn binding. A strong, durable binding where inside pages are sewn together in sections. …
- Glued binding. Also known as Perfect binding. …
- PUR-glued. Content pages are glued with PUR glue, which offers superior adhesion. …
- Lay-flat binding. …
- Spiral. …
- Wire-o. …
How much fabric do I need for binding a quilt?
The entire length of your binding should be equal to the perimeter of the quilt plus 15 to 20 inches.
Should quilt binding be cut on the bias?
For a square quilt straight grain binding, meaning fabric strips cut cross grain or length-wise grain, will work well. If, however, you’re binding a quilt with curved edges, you’ll want to cut bias strips for your binding. The stretch in the bias makes it easier to maneuver the binding around the quilt’s curved edges.