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| Quilting Tip of the Week | No Binding for These Quilts

No Binding for These Quilts

Quilts with scalloped, curved or deep angles on the edges could be good candidates for a special no-binding treatment.

Using this method, you blind stitch the edges closed, tucking the seam allowances inside. While it requires hand stitching, it is relatively easy and gives you some flexibility in handling curves and sharp angles. One drawback is that it shows the wear faster than regular binding. So, this technique should be saved for a wall hanging.


Here's how you do it:

 - Quilt to within 5/8 inch of the edge.

 - Trim the batting so it is 1/4 inch inside the edges of the quilt top.

 - Trim the backing so it it even with the edges of the quilt top.

 - Turn under 1/4 inch seam allowances on both the quilt top and backing. As you do that, enclose the batting inside one of the seam allowances.

- Blindstitch all the way around your quilt, securing the quilt top to the backing. Do enough quilting at the edge of the quilt to secure the seam allowances and batting in place.

Happy Quilting!

Penny Halgren

© 2011- , Penny Halgren. This article courtesy of You may freely reprint this article on your website or in your newsletter provided this courtesy notice and the author name and URL remain intact.


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