Open up the strips and press the seam allowances to one side. Once you have one long strip of fabric, fold it in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, matching up the two long raw edges. Press the fold. This is double fold binding!
How do you make a 1/2 inch double fold binding?
Cut strips of fabric four times wider than the desired width of the finished binding. For example, if you want a finished binding that’s 1/2 inch wide, cut strips that are 2 inches wide (1/2 inch x 4 = 2). Fold the strip in half lengthwise with the wrong sides together (see a in the following figure).
How do you bind a quilt with double fold bias tape?
Find the tail you left when you first started sewing, and fold it down toward you and the raw edge of your quilt at a 45 degree angle. You can pin it in place or just hold it, and then lay the other end of your binding right over the top, keeping all those creases in the binding aligned.
How wide do you cut fabric for a quilt binding?
Cut enough strips (bias or crossgrain) to go around the quilt plus 8″ for cornering and seams. Strip width can vary from 2″ to 2 1/2″ and even wider if you prefer a larger binding than the traditional 1/4″ width. Quilt binding strips are generally sewn together with a diagonal seam for the most inconspicuous joining.
What is the best width for quilt binding?
Choose a Binding Width
If the quilt doesn’t have borders, a binding sewn to edges with a 1/4″ seam is the best choice, since that width matches the 1/4″ seam allowance that’s built-in to the edge of most quilt blocks. Sewing with a wider seam will chop off important design elements.
How do you finish a quilt without binding?
Lay the top on the batting so all edges match evenly.
- Place quilt top on piece of batting.
- Place backing on top of quilt top right sides together.
- Pin layers together so they do not shift when sewing edges.
- Piece sewn around all edges.
- Leave opening to pull layers through.
- Clip corners to minimise bulk.
What is the difference between single fold and double fold bias tape?
Single-fold bias tape has two folds, while double-fold bias tape has three. Double-fold bias tape is generally used to bind an edge, and is visible from the outside of a garment, while single-fold bias tape is used as a narrow facing, which is turned to the garment’s wrong side.
How do you calculate quilt binding?
How to calculate the yardage necessary for binding
- Determine the perimeter of the quilt by adding together two times the length and two times the width of the quilt. …
- Divide the number of inches of required binding by 40. …
- Multiply the number of strips (7) by the width of the strip (2½”) and you need 17½” of fabric.
How much binding do I need for a full size quilt?
The entire length of your binding should be equal to the perimeter of the quilt plus 15 to 20 inches.
Do you tie a quilt before binding?
If you want to use strip binding on your quilt’s outer edges, you should tie your knots before you do your binding. On the other hand, if you want to use the pillowcase style (where you sew along the outer edges of your quilt then turn it inside out), you should do your tying after you’re done binding.