A friend of mine made this awesome I spy Quilt for her daughter, but was having trouble with the binding and asked me if I could help.
I have tried many different methods, bought books, searched the Internet and even taken a class, and now I know what works for me. I have taken a little from each and made it my own. So, I thought I would take a minute and share how I bind a quilt.
First, I cut 2 1/4" strips. I don't cut them on the bias though I know I should, honestly I'm just a little lazy about it. Then with wrong sides together I iron the strips in half the long way, and sew it on to the top of my quilt.
Next, I hand sew the binding to the back of the quilt. I don't pin or clip the binding in place, I don't need to, I just keep folding it over as I go along. I start by hiding my knot in the salvage and bringing my needle out on the other side of my machine stitch. I will use this as my guide. Then I will use a ladder stitch (or some call it Jacob's Ladder) to sew my binding on.
Till next time,
A Girl in Paradise