You’ve finished your quilt, and now it is time to add the final touch. A quilt is not truly a quilt until it is bound. Binding frames the beautiful work you’ve created and holds the quilt together, giving a beautifully finished look to the piece of artwork you’ve fashioned. Binding a quilt creates a more resistant quilt, which stands up to the wear and tear of daily or occasional use. You should decide if you’d rather make a single bind or a double bind. A single bind is a practical solution for a quilt you will not use on a regular basis, as it is not as resilient as a double bind. A double bind is a wider strip folded doubly before it is applied to the quilt. If you will be washing the quilt frequently, it is a good idea to use double binding. If you are not planning on washing it often, single binding should suffice.
Once you have decided the type of binding you will be using for the quilt, you will need to choose and cut the fabric. Choosing a fabric to use for the binding is the perfect way to give a unique look to your quilt. Binding for a quilt can be made from scraps of fabric that match the quilt or complement the colors, adding an eclectic feel to a more traditional quilt. The fabric can be scraps from another project, or you may use pre-fabricated binding, available from a craft store.
There are numerous methods used to bind a quilt. The beauty of quilting is in finding a style and making it yours. Sorting through the different methods sometimes feels a bit overwhelming for a beginning quilter. The Ultimate Binding Guide takes the guesswork out of your binding projects. It’s the perfect tool for creating gorgeously bound quilts with ease. If you would rather complete the project using a different method, but want a little help with the final mitered corner, The Binding Tool is the perfect solution to creating a perfect ending every time!
Whichever method you choose to bind your quilt, you will love the look of your beautifully-bound creation!