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Binding a Quilt Part 1

My cat Luna got me out of bed at 4 am, so I thought I’d use the time to research quilt binding online.  Previous to now, I have been making my own straight grain binding using a bias tape maker.  The result is a single fold binding I attached to the quilt by machine in one step.  The problems with this method are

  • difficult to attach front and back at same time, sometimes requiring me to re-sew parts,
  • single fold means a single layer of fabric means not as durable.

The traditional method is to machine sew the binding to one side and hand sew the other side. These links illustrate that:

I went looking for a 100% machine sewn binding. This is what I found:

These are miscellaneous links:

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One Response

  1. Thanks so much for including my tutorial in your list of bindings. You’ve really done your homework on all the tutorials out there. I’ll do a post about it so others can see it as well.

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