All levels | 13 min 19 sec
Quilting designer Ashley Nickels demonstrates the traditional method for attaching binding tape to a quilt — a fundamental technique every quilter needs to know. Step by step, you will learn how to pin the binding to the quilt sandwich, attach it using the walking foot on your sewing machine, create mitered corners, join the ends of the binding, and finish with a hand-sewn blind stitch. Watch Ashley's How to Make Binding Tape class for a quick lesson on how to make your binding strips and sew them together.Learn how to:
- Attach binding tape to a quilt
- Pin the binding to the quilt sandwich
- Attach it using the walking foot on your sewing machine
- Create mitered corners
- Join the ends of the binding
- Finish with a hand-sewn blind stitch
- Step-by-step expert instruction from Ashley Nickels on how to attach binding tape
- A quick video lesson you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supplies list
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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How to Attach Binding Tape Reviews
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Loved the "flip the flap" technique and the blind stitch. The one thing I would say is if you intend to use a 1/4" seam allowance when attaching the two ends of the binding strip together, make sure you cut 1/2" away from the line you marked rather than a bit over 1/4". You'll notice she used closer to a 1/8" seam allowance to accommodate, which I suppose would be fine too. If you cut 1/4" away and use a 1/4" seam allowance, your tape will be too short since two pieces of fabric are sewn with a 1/4" seam allowance, which cuts off 1/2". Hope this helps!
July 29, 2023
I’m going to watch again and again when I bind my quilts. Great guidance!
July 11, 2023