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How do you bind a quilt?

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Quick Answer

To bind a quilt, sew the binding fabric along the edge of the quilt with the right sides facing together. When the entire quilt is surrounded, fold the binding over the edge, and then press the seam and hand-stitch the other side of the binding onto the quilt.

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How do you bind a quilt?
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The "seamed" method is the most popular method for binding a quilt. To bind a quilt using this method, follow these steps.

  1. Create a long strip of fabric
  2. Create one long strip of fabric to fit around the edge of the quilt. If necessary, sew several strips of fabric together.

  3. Sew the binding to the edge of the quilt
  4. Starting on one side of the quilt, pin the binding fabric to the quilt with the right sides facing together. Sew the seam in place. Stop sewing at the corner.

  5. Fold the corners
  6. To create the corners, fold the binding fabric upwards at a 45-degree angle. Fold the binding back down and pin it along the edge of the next side of the quilt. Sew the seam in place. Repeat for the remaining corners and sides.

  7. Fold the binding over
  8. Fold the binding over the edge of the quilt, turning out the fabric at the corners. Press the seams in place. Turn over the raw edge of the binding and pin it to the other side of the quilt.

  9. Sew the other side of the binding
  10. Hand-stitch the binding to the backside of the quilt.

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