Quilting: How To Attach a Flange

Friday, January 5, 2018

How To: Adding Flange to a Quilt Block
You can take a look at TheCraftyQuilter's Adding a Flange to Your Quilt for seeing how to surround a quilt block with a flange (a little like welting, but turning corners with a mitered-binding-corner approach). We're not turning corners with our flange, just adding a little flange on one side of each of our larger triangles.

Finished Quilt Top

Related Posts
TheCraftyQuilter's Adding a Flange to Your Quilt | SewFreshQuilts' Flanged Binding



  1. Cut 3/4" strips (sew together pieces to make long enough, as needed).
    Cut 3/4" strips (sew together pieces to make long enough, as needed).
  2. Iron strips in half, wrong-sides facing each other.
    Iron strips in half, wrong-sides facing.
  3. Make enough flange strips (for the triangle tree skirt, we need 6).
    Make enough flange strips (for the triangle tree skirt, we need 6).
  4. Pin raw edges of flange to raw edges of quilt block.
    Pin flange to quilt block.
  5. Sew flange to quilt block with scant 1/4" inseam.
    Sew flange to quilt block with scant 1/4" inseam.
    Sew flange to quilt block with scant 1/4" inseam.
  6. Continue sewing flange strips to all quilt blocks as needed. Trim ends.
    Continue sewing flange strips to all quilt blocks as needed. Trim ends.
  7. Pin raw edges of quilt blocks to one another.
    Pin quilt blocks to one another.
  8. Sew quilt blocks together with 1/4" inseam, iron open. Using a scant 1/4" inseam on the flange, and a full 1/4" inseam on the quilt blocks, should hide the flange seams.
    Sew quilt blocks together with 1/4" inseam, iron open.
    Sew quilt blocks together with 1/4" inseam, iron open.

  9. Continue sewing quilt blocks together, leaving one triangle pair unsewn.
    Continue sewing quilt blocks together, leaving one triangle pair unsewn.
Now your quilt top is completed!
Close-up of flange on equilateral triangle Christmas Tree Skirt quilt
Back of finishing hexagon tree skirt top


Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Quilt Tutorial Posts:
  1. Equilateral Triangle Quilted Xmas Tree Skirt: Cutting Equilateral Triangles
  2. Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial: Sewing the Triangles
  3. How To Add Flange to a Quilt Block
  4. How To Piece Together Low Loft Quilt Batting
  5. Quilting the Triangle Xmas Tree Skirt Quilt
  6. How To Make Continuous Bias Binding
  7. How To Connect Binding with a Mitered Seam
  8. How To: Alternative Mitered Binding Join
  9. How To Attach Bias Binding to a Quilt
  10. Triangle Christmas Tree Skirt Overview

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