DWR:: Step 10: Attaching Binding to Front of Quilt

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Follow along as I make Free Spirit Fabric's Double Wedding Ring Quilt.

DWR: Machine Sewing Binding to Top of Quilt (Handling Tricky Inside Corners)

  1. Make some bias binding.
    The round edges of the quilt necessitate bias binding , and I prefer continuous bias binding, not whatever the pattern suggests. You don't need a full yard to make continuous bias binding, you'll have a lot of excess. I wish I had made the binding a bit wider than usual, as I always end up with thin patches from my inability to cut a straight line.

    At the very least, double-check that the both edges of the bias binding are the same height (i.e., the fold should be in the middle).
    DWR:: Make continuous BIAS binding
    DWR:: Trim bias binding so that edges are even. Remove sections narrower than 2.5"
  2. Trim excess batting and backing.
    1. Trim excess batting and backing.
    Trimmed top of quilt
  3. Snip scant 1/4" inside every corner - if you snip more than that, trim the seam allowances back down to 1/4".
    2. Snip scant 1/4" inside every corner - if you snip more than that, trim the seam allowances back down to 1/4"
  4. Leave a large binding tail, and start machine sewing & easing in on a relatively straight edge. Do not stretch binding!
    MOVE SLOWLY! It's worth it to do it right the first time!!! It's very difficult to undo these seams and resew.
    3. Leave a large binding tail, and start machine sewing & easing in on a relatively  straight edge. Do not stretch binding!
  5. When you get to an inside corner, go 1/4" past the corner and put your needle down (bring up the presser foot).
    4. When you get to an inside corner, go 1/4" past the corner and put your needle down (bring up the presser foot).
  6. Corner-snip allows you to straighten the fabric and binding as shown. Place down presser foot and continue sewing to next inside corner.
    5. Corner-snip allows you to straighten the fabric and binding as shown. Place down presser foot and continue sewing to next inside corner.
  7. Repeat until you get to last 10" of binding. Secure with a reverse stitch.
    6. Repeat until you get to last 10" of binding. Secure with a reverse stitch.
  8. Check all seams to make sure the snip doesn't extend beyond the seam. If it does, remove stitches, trim seam allowance to 1/4", and resew.
    7. Check all seams to make sure the snip doesn't extend beyond the seam. If it does, remove stitches, trim seam allowance to 1/4", and resew.
  9. (optional) Hand-baste with a couple stitches any sew-on care labels (to the back).
    8. (optional) Hand-baste with a couple stitches any sew-on care labels.
  10. Tutorial is upcoming for how to finish/connect the last 10" of binding.

Quilt Top with first seam Binding Attached




BYOV's Posts on the Double Wedding Ring Quilt
  1. Start of the Double Wedding Ring Quilt! Materials!
  2. Step 1: Cutting the Rectangles
  3. Step 2: Sewing the Arcs
  4. Step 3: Removing the Paper Templates & Sewing Corner Squares
  5. Step 4: Assembling the Melons
  6. Step 5: Assembling the Circle Units & Rows
  7. Step 6: Attaching Circle Unit Rows
  8. Step 7: Quilt Back & Quilt Sandwich
  9. Step 8: Beginning Machine Quilting - Avoiding Bottom Threads & Backstitching
  10. Step 9: Hand Quilting
  11. Step 10: Attaching Binding to Front of Quilt
  12. Step 11: Mitered Join for the Binding
  13. Step 12: Attaching Binding to Back of Quilt
  14. Completed Double Wedding Ring Quilt Throw!


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