In this method the binding is applied to the back of the quilt and brought around to the front, glue-basted down, and edge-stitched from the front. - It's Always Autumn, Quick & Easy Table Runner Tutorial | Bobbin's Lullaby, Welded Quilt: AGF Stitched {& Giveaway} | Night Quilter, A Teacosy – A Learning Curve | makingshyeni, Wildflower Meadow Raw Edge Circle Quilt | Fat Fanny Fern, How to Create Evergreen Posts for Your Craft Blog - whileshenaps.com, The Growing Tree Wall Hanging Tutorial | Night Quilter, 52 craft projects // walk with me quilt – Frogged Designs, 52 craft projects // you’ve got mail – Frogged Designs, Tutorials to make Quilting Easier! Using strip sets to make quick and easy quilt blocks. And now it’s crucial that I use the Changeable Zigzag Foot on the Dual Feed Foot. That has GOT to be faster than hand sewing, I will have to try it. […], […] Finished! Great tutorial. I got a new sewing machine for christmas that I am waiting impatiently for it's arrival. I had read a few other ones and was still confused until I found your website. Thanks so much for sharing this! What if it is very different from the binding color? Sew the binding on the back of your quilt the same way as shown above. It’s my favorite and really all I use! I love being able to see the way the stitch will stitch out on the screen. :) http://www.sewmccool.com/chinese-year-of-the-horse-hot-pad/, VERY helpful, well done pics. There are also guides on the Changeable Straight Stitch Foot that help me know where to stop at the corner. Give your next quilt project a clean and polished look with this tutorial on How to Machine Bind a Quilt! The right-hand side of the foot runs along the outer edge of the quilt sandwich and the binding edge runs along the blade – 1/2″ seam from quilt edge, binding edge is 1/4″ from quilt sandwich edge, binding has 1/4″ seam. Machine stitched binding on the front of the quilt. I’ve heard of all kinds of tools that people use instead of the metal quilter’s awl, but you need something that will withstand a lot of pressure and this quilter’s awl is a must have! I finished a teacher gift using your tutorial just a little bit ago. By the way, I love the name of your blog!! Thank u, thank u, I thank God for u. Wish I had this method up my sleeve a couple weeks ago when I had a baby quilt to bind in a night. I decided to sew them across. Thanks for the quick walkthrough, I am going to try your method on a couple of small projects and see if I like it better :). Thanks for your tutorial! Yours is much more thorough, so I won't even bother sharing mine! The Dual Feed Foot helps to keep the top layer feeding at the same rate as the quilt. Thank you for the tips about the Husqvarna Viking Adjustable Bias Binding foot and the wider binding. Just found this tutorial. I cut two 11×16″ pieces of fabric, and hemmed along the long edge on one side of both pieces. This machine binding quilt tutorial will walk you through an easy beginner friendly method. By moving needle position and playing a little you will have the perfect line-up with the first row of stitches that attached the binding to the quilt. Sewing the binding has been my arch enemy for so long… I am definitely going to try this on my next quilt! Rita over at Red Pepper Quilts also has a great tutorial you can find […], […] das geht, kannst du dir auch bei CluckCluckSew […], […] 2¼” strips but this time I wanted to try sewing the binding entirely by machine following Allison Harris’ tutorial . I followed her instructions, cutting and joining 2½” strips. Great tutorial! Leave about a 6-inch tail.  I cut my binding strips 3″ wide, and I’m glad I did, as this is a little more bulky than a normal quilt (if you are really good at binding, 2 1/2″ will probably work for you). This is the best binding tutorial I have come across after lots of searching! While I’ve seen people use a lot of different decorative stitches for this step, I like to use a blanket stitch (D:3) which is found in the D Menu – Quilt Stitches on the Sapphire 960Q. My walking foot does not look like the one in your pictures.Thank You posting this seems so much easier. I every now and then teach kids with a friend and we finally decided that the button-topped pins are prerequisite on the supply list. Great tutorial! The visible stitching can be distracting, but on heavily stitched items, like quilts, it can fade into the other decorative stitching on the quilted main fabric. Very fast!Thank you, Emanuela. ALL. Now I feel a little better. finished in no time !!! Thank you, thank you, for creating such an easy to follow tutorial! Making the mitered corner and holding the layers in place with the quilter’s awl. I can’t remember not using this method of attaching binding. Thank you so much for this tutorial. Same material, same batting, etc. Have a great day! When attaching binding by machine, begin by sewing the binding to the back of the quilt. I will have to try this out for my next quilt. Starch your strip and press wrong sides together, seams pressed open (5:40); Zig Zag outer edge of quilt to flatten all those layers and prep for sewing the binding on. I really love the look of a hand-turned binding, so yours definitely appeals. Hi, I have a question about something I didn’t understand in your tutorial. I sewed along the edge of the entire thing, making sure to pay special attention to the overlapping back pieces so that the fabric didn’t get folded weirdly. It is possible to deliberately use the mismatch to create an intentionally visible stitch line on the fabric (whether from the first or the second step) by using a consistent intentional gap and a thread colour that will either “disappear” into the finished project or act as a framing accent. The first step is to prep the binding the same way you would to stitch the binding down by hand. Binding adds the finishing touch to your quilt. :) I'll have to give your method a try. but when I sew to the front, turn to the back, the back binding is always so much wider so my seam line on the front isn’t close to the binding like yours. Also, I have never really caught on to joining the ends–I've always just overlapped them and I have never liked the end result. If needed, checkout this awesome binding tutorial by Allison at Cluck Cluck […], […] to each side of your quilt with raw edges together.  There is a great tutorial on how to do this here. I'm definitely using it for my next quilt. What is Quilt Binding? Awesome! God bless u and ur talent. At this stage of the game, your quilt is looking great and you no longer have a massive strip of binding to mess with. thank you for this great tutorial .. i have just finished my second ever quilt .. the first one i hand stiched the binding on the back but the one that I just finished this rvo (a small baby quilt) i used this technique !!!! Ah, thank you for this tutorial! I like to sew the binding to my quilt using the Interchangeable Dual Feed Foot. The binding is one part of the quilt that people almost always handle and I want that binding to look and feel nice. Thank you! Place the binding on one side of your quilt close to the middle matching the raw edges of the binding and quilt together. There are ways to make this work and I’m going to try and perfect it since it’s a technique I know I’ll have to use for future quilts with very tight deadlines. Thanks so much. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial – excellent pictures and explanation. I have a suggestion. Have sewn several quilts, had them quilted and they have sat waiting for binding. To make straight-grain binding (pictured above), the binding strips are cut from selvage to selvage, sewn together into one long strip and pressed in half. Thank you! […], […] I ended up back with Cluck Cluck Sew for machine binding the quilt. I want the zags to go to the right. THANKS! Thanks again. I’d love to hear your comments and feedback and any tips that you’ve discovered to perfect this technique. If you don’t have one of these metal tools, I highly recommend you get one. Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. Old habits die hard and I always stitched that mitered corner when I hand stitch the binding. © 2015 Cluck Cluck Sew | All Rights Reserved. It looks much cleaner than a lot of machine binding and the seam blends with the quilting. Thank goodness – I’m not the only one in the Universe who doesn’t like the empty binding! Many thanks from Phyllis in Scotland. It's not perfect but I know I'll get better with each project. Reluctantly, I had to learn how to sew bindings this way because at work we often have very tight deadlines to get quilts ready and there’s no time for hand stitching. P.S. There are a few ways to match and sew the ends of the binding together. The binding and the backing need to be the same fabric. WOW! The only part I didn't quite follow, and it's because I am a complete beginner, is the part where the two ends of the binding strip is joined together. Thanks so much for this tutorial. I’m the kind of person who, when presented with a problem, likes to find a solution. Thanks so much! Reverse the process. That’s an easy fix on the Sapphire 960Q when I hit the Mirror Side-to-Side function. ;). It doesn’t matter what color you use on top. Attach Binding to Quilt Back. (Hint: A walking foot helps keep the quilt layers from shifting. Thank you for this tutorial, I'm going to be binding my first quilt ever! But I tried to do all by machine. I had some pink bias tape so I went with that.  Here is a great […], […] easy way to do bindings!  If you’re a beginner who is mastering bindings…here’s my other tutorial on a Machine Binding a quilt. I have a question though–how far over are you supposed to fold the binding to the back? It took me ages to realize that all the book authors, quilt pattern designers, quilt tutorials etc simply ignored “the gap”. :-). When you get back to where you started, stop sewing about 10″ from where you started, leaving a unsewn tail. Thanks for sharing and for the clear instructions! I bound my first quilt ever this afternoon & I am very happy with the result. I will be taking my walking foot with me.Thank’s for the help!!!!!! It has a walking foot and I can't wait to try this binding method !Love the colors in this quilt too. Yes nice to know we’re all in this learning mode together! This looks nice. This tutorial just saved me from another below mediocre binding. Or you could use a very busy backing and a matching thread. ), and press the seam.  Place the strip back on the quilt and finish sewing the binding on.Â. I will try again. I’m hoping to have a tutorial up sometime soon on binding, but until then, I learned everything I need to know from Cluck Cluck Sew. It’s my new favorite way to bind a quilt. Take the quilt out of the sewing machine and then check to see that the width of your seam allowance is OK. Thank you. This method was SO much easier, faster and looks so great! To Machine Bind a Quilt, Just Sew the Binding to the Quilt’s Back Side My least, Purple Quilter Queen, http://www.sewmccool.com/chinese-year-of-the-horse-hot-pad/, http://www.canoeridgecreations.com/2013/02/double-fold-binding-tutorial-part-one.html, Scrappy Strips Quilt Tutorial | Cluck Cluck Sew, handmade kid chess set {perfect christmas gift!} I must say that I enjoy binding more and appreciate your wonderful, excellent and precise instructions! I always machine-sew bindings! Elaine Theriault is a teacher, writer and pattern designer who is completely obsessed with quilting. Use your 1/4" foot and normal stitch length and start in the middle of an edge of your quilt. This is especially so if you have completed a quilt as you go project. How to Finish and Bind a Quilt - Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog April 30, 2015 at 12:12 pm […] by machine can be efficient and look equally clean and tidy. Thank you for the tutorial! :). I have a question about your "stay-stitching" around the edge of the quilt before binding. I’m going to try on in reverse as you’ve done here. I thought the stitches were supposed to go on the top of the binding, and I never liked that look, so I sewed them down by hand. I followed this tutorial to sew on the binding by machine. See all our, 2 reasons to use the Dual Feed Foot (Walking Foot). Love it. For more tips and explanation I have a Machine Binding tutorial here. Thanks! But have a look at the quilt back.   I just stuck this one in the […], […] I quilted it with diagonal straight lines, and machine bound it using this method.  After a quick wash and dry it’s ready to deliver to a new baby girl! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Then you decide if you want to do this for your quilts. Then re-fold them and sew the binding strip down. I will continue to try and I love the way you sew your tails together. Thank you so much for this tutorial!  I found this useful tutorial by Allison – Cluck Cluck Sew – which I intend to try out on a small project in the near […], […] Machine Binding a Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew […], […] binding it. Sew the binding onto the quilt FRONT first. Thank you soooo much :). I used the Interchangeable Dual Feed Foot but this time, I used the Changeable Zigzag Foot. I’m much faster now and I love the process. I just finished my 9th quilt, and decided to try a different method of binding — for all of my other quilts, I've just folded the backing over to the front and stitched it down thinking that that was the easiest method. Kids have a hard time pinning and those pins really help. If you use 2½” binding strips, this means you’re going to have “empty” binding that feels limp and thin or your binding will not be even on the front and the back. I have used the technique where you are supposed to stitch over the top of the binding on the front and it is so hard to do! This is my preferred tutorial! I will continue to use this method–thanks again! Doesn’t that binding look nice on the quilt front? Just make sure you are pulling that binding on the back across the front stitches before you sew it down. Just finished binding my first quilt following your steps. There are several different ways to do this. :)). Choose a place to start, and fold the binding strip over until it’s PAST the 1/4″ seam line that you made sewing the binding onto the front and pin.  This part is important…if you don’t pull the binding edge past that seam line…you’ll get stitches in your binding on the front. Â, (the other seam line in the photo is the stay-stitching after I’m done quilting…ignore it), Sew right along the edge of the binding on the back…you are trying to sew, Keep sewing until you reach a corner, stop 6″ before the corner, fold the bottom edge up, then the side edge over creating a nice mitered corner and pin.  Sew to the corner, leave your needle down and turn to sew down the other side.Â, Keep on sewing until you’re back at the start and you’re done!  If you did it right (it takes some practice!) […], […] Machine Binding Tutorial by Cluck Cluck […], […] If you are binding the play mat as I did, prepare your binding strips. Preparing a Quilt for Binding by Machine. Thank you so much for sharing you really made my day..working binding on my second baby quilt and your pictures and directions helped me so much.. God Bless and keep posting I need all the help I can get :). This tutorial just helped me sew my first ever machine binding on a quilt. Create the Binding and Stitch it to the Quilt. Now that we’ve quilted our first quilt top, it is ready to bind and use! Thank you. […] If you need help finishing your quilt you can find info here.  A tutorial for machine binding can be found here.  I would recommend machine binding over hand binding for durability.  Stitched in Color had a very similar machine binding except with a zig-zag […], […] For your binding you’ll need 25.5cm / 10″ of fabric.  Cut this into four strips each 2.5″ tall.  I like to machine sew my binding on by sewing it to the back of the quilt first and then flipping it to the front and edge-stitching it down.  This is a really great tutorial for how to machine sew binding. You can also sew these together with a mitered edge…I don’t bother because this method is so quick for me now.  It looks complicated and its really hard to explain/take photos of…but once you try it you’ll get it. ⠀ Good one! Good tutorial! -Allison, I've always sewn from the front… Will try this out though. If you have a walking foot you can use that, I am using an old vintage 15-91 Singer and the walking feet … Turn the corners, do the final join – everything is the same. Haven't had much luck machine binding yet, but I am definitely going to try this. It's been stitched and secured to the wrong side of your quilt. I bought one, but haven’t had time to figure it out yet. Once that was done, I added quilt binding using this tutorial. Most of us are taught to bind a quilt by machine-sewing the binding to the front side of the quilt sandwich, then folding the binding to the back and whip-stitching it down by hand.  I used this great tutorial from Cluck, Cluck, Sew, and for my first time, it came out pretty well! But a couple months ago I was in a real hurry to finish a charity quilt and I stumbled upon your tutorial… now I'm hooked. I like your method for the corners…it makes much better sense than the method I was taught. Why does this happen? Then I lined one of the pieces up with the top of the front panel, and the other piece with the bottom of the front panel (so they overlap) — making sure that the right sides are out. I do love a handsewn binding though; somehow it gives me time to say goodbye to the process of making the quilt and embrace the finished item! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I had never liked the thought of machine binding… I've done my binding my hand for 30 years! Don’t tell anyone I told you this, but I always check out the binding to see how it was sewn on! I’d love to see what you think about it in a post! Lay your fabric strips right sides together as shown, sew a diagonal seam from corner to corner, trim the corner, and repeat until all of the binding strips are sewn together into one long strip. How do you stitch the two pieces together, by hand down the crease lines, with the tails up in the air to be cut off later? Fast and simple with great results. :0). Love it and it will be my go to from now on. I cut my bindings 2 1/2 in. Here is another great tutorial that shows sewing the binding strips together that way: http://www.canoeridgecreations.com/2013/02/double-fold-binding-tutorial-part-one.html She has great pictures of that part! I must really suck at binding. All that work….. I’ve only been quilting about 5 years. However, I’ve noticed over the past decade that many people are sewing their bindings to the back of the quilt and then pulling the binding to the front and stitching it in place with the sewing machine. Most of the others I had found for machine application involved attaching the binding from the back and doing final sewing from the front. That is so simple. can you do this from the front and get it more like in the ditch using the bernina #10 edge stitch foot? I’m going to flip it over and sew from the back like you do in this tutorial! […]. darlene. I am not going to give directions for machine binding, as there are so many out there, my favorite is Allison’s at Cluck Cluck Sew. I use Cluck Cluck Sew’s machine binding tutorial and that totally works for […], […] this mound of binding was that I should practice binding by machine! – sometimes you don ’ t remember not using this method is so clear and helpful that... 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