Hi Amber ~ Slip stitch, by hand. Thanks for sharing the how-to! It holds the quilt sandwich together, and can increase the durability and longevity of your quilt. Thanks for the reminder Rita! It does create a very neat finish! This is how I made all of my quilts when I first started because I was too scared to bind them! It does look sleep and modern for sure. Just finished a quilt this way for my daughter. These quilts are so "happy" and cheerful with all their color! Preparing a Quilt for Binding by Machine. What a fabulous idea, and the quilts look just wonderful. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I do think it would be a time-saver, as just making the binding takes time - let alone sewing it on just right. Make quilt binding. The fabric on the back of a Quilt Sandwich (Top, Batting and Backing). I"m going to make some baby quilts and give it a shot here soon. I prefer the look of binding but each to her own of course! Bonus: this technique adds hanging corner triangles to your quilt … I wish I'd found your blog and tutorials sooner. I'm thinking of trying this out on a simple quilt for my daughter's bed. Binding a Quilt Using The Classic Rollover, Top 5 Things That Happen At Quilt Retreats, Wall hangings are perfect candidates for no, Decorative quilts. I love all those bright colours and think no binding really shows them off well without a 'frame'. I have heard this method called "birthing" a quilt, because, if it's big enough, you need to roll it up on itself before passing it through the hole. Use the walking foot on your sewing machine to prevent the fabric from bunching up. No fancy cutting or sewing. Instead of using batting I used a plaid flannel sheet for the backing, it made the quilt reversible and gave me a pattern to follow for tying the yarn. A special quilting machine that is used for machine quilting a quilt. I really like the results. Love it, love it!! A quilt backing is sewn with to the quilt top and batting with right sides together, leaving an opening on one side. They look great! I made myself a 'quillow' for travelling and used this method and it worked a treat as I was able to make the quilt in a couple of days in fits and starts. :) Very neat looking. Love it! such a coincidence! Put the two sections right sides together; sew the long edges with 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving a few inches unstitched in the center (long enough for easy turning the piece to the other side). Please let us know if you can! These are authors that do not write enough to have their own authorship, yet provide valuable content for the site. Great pictures. Quilt … Great tutorial, thanks!xx, I have often wondered about that but never been game to try. I fear I may have to put a double-fold binding on it to ensure it doesn't fall apart. This was how I was taught many years ago...the pullowcase method. I'm curious about the hold of the stitches and will have to give it a go! It worked great! Binding the edges of the quilt should be the last step in making the quilt, after you've finished quilting by machine or by hand. Take the first strip and lay it, right sides together, on top of the second strip. Thanks. I left a gap large enough to be able to turn the quilt inside out. Take the outer corner of the binding where … fun!! Thanks for walking us through your method. If the quilt you plan to tie will be bound with standard strip binding around the outer edges, tie the knots before you bind the quilt. Of course, it isn't always about saving time. Lovely quilts.I call that the "pillow case" method! Yes, you really can make a quilt without binding! Making the Binding Strip From the fabric, cut a strip 2.5 inches wide as long as the perimeter measurement of the quilt, plus 12 inches. I even put eyelet lace into the outer seam for some of them. I do find it faster than binding, and I think it makes for a nice edge too! The quilts are fabulous, as always. Hi! Create the Binding and Stitch it to the Quilt. Once I had finished the foundation "in the ditch" quilting lines, I removed the basting pins, trimmed off any excess batting and then zig zagged around the edge of the quilt. This will form a double fold binding which will withstand a lot of wear and tear. Turn the quilt inside out through the opening you left earlier. Thank you so much!! It is at this stage a quilt sandwich of just two layers: the quilt top and the batting. I've used fabrics from the. It worked out very well. After flipping the quilt, we (she and I) pinned it evenly across and used a wool yarn to tie it. You. I was wondering, what was your method for sewing shut the gap you left to turn the quilt right side out? I'd like to know what fabric line the large flower print is a part of? Or do it differently. It allows you to secure the raw edges of your quilted project without adding the frame that traditional quilt binding does. Now that your binding is sewn to your quilt top, it’s time to get out the iron. TRIED IT+LOVE IT! I am sure it wasn't an original thought, and it wasn't even necessarily a process that would be time saving. Method of using an iron to press seams and blocks. How stiff or soft the fabric or quilt is. I really love how it turned out. Starting from the center area of the quilt top, put a pin through all 3 layers, and cap the top with a square of the craft foam. Enjoy quilting and remove your basting. Thanks for your tutorial! The backing fabric and the quilt sandwich were then pinned right sides together and I stitched around the outer edges with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, reinforcing the corners by stitching back and forth several times. Press your backing fabric and place it right side up on top of your batting and then place your well-pressed quilt top face down on the backing fabric centered as well as possible. For sewing garments it is usually 5/8 inch. Something to keep in mind :)Smiles~Beth. I too hate doing bindings - this is the only way I do my baby quilts and have for years. The steps to quilt binding by machine: 1. Thanks! A very sharp tool that looks like a pizza wheel which is capable of cutting through multiple layers of fabric. I fear I may have to put a double-fold binding on it to ensure it doesn't fall apart. I think it gives a fresh modern take on the traditional and there most definitely is a place for quilts finished like these. Looks great and I love how clean and modern in looks. ever try this with a twin size quilt? I did this method with a full sized t-shirt quilt that I made for my daughter. Thanks for sharing this tutorial! Thanks for posting it! I Love the Look of this Quilt! This is a method I use frequently for flannel blankets or small baby quilts. I think this is a method I would use with a more colorful quilt where I have difficulty in finding a binding that I think complements the quilt. I am new to quilting and binding is something I struggle with, but I will have to give this a try. ~Samantha DeMato, Founder of March of the Blanketeers. I finished a twin sized quilt without binding by following a similar method, except that I hand quilted it to finish. I think the method you have used will definitely allow for more durability, but I still think a double fold binding will allow for more durability. Interesting idea to finish a quilt without a binding, and a quick solution to the last minute quilt for disaster donation quilts. Everything old is new again! ... and for some time now, has been to make a quilt without having to bind it. Here is the link, it has a link back to this. THANKS FOR SHARING! Sew across the two binding pieces on your marked line. Check to make sure that you are happy that all of the layers of the quilt have remained flat and square and then proceed to trim off the excess fabric using a ruler and rotary cutter. This is great, and what a perfect method for smaller sized baby quilts!! If you will bind the quilt pillowcase style (sewing the quilt around the outer edges, then turning it inside out like a pillowcase, with no binding strips around the quilt edge), stitch the edges and turn the quilt right side out before you tie it. Step 3: Layering. Time for me to start quilting. I have a table runner I've been working on and have been trying to figure out the binding......I think you just helped me to do so!! This video quilting tutorial shows how to cut fabric into strips for binding a quilt. 6. Basically just cuts out one step. This is the method that I use to make placemats. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! Oops, lengthy post! Make sure to poke the corners out carefully. Much of the process is the same as usual and I started by making a simple quilt top. What a great concept! Love it! I really appreciate it. I hate binding. Nicely done! It is a quick finish to simple projects! I am working on charity quilts and the binding process just takes too long and too much fabric that I could be using for other quilts! Place the binding on one side of your quilt close to the middle matching the raw edges of the binding and quilt together. Press your fabric in half wrong sides together. We started off with the super easy and adorable cheater quilt, made quilt binding, and took a trip to the Quilt Market. I've only made one quilt, but what fun!! I've put this craft off too long. Okay, so you quilt the top and batting, and then do an inside out pillowcase method with the backing? I teach beginner quilters this. Press your backing fabric and place it right side up on top of your batting and then place your well-pressed quilt top face down on the backing fabric centered as well as possible. My grandma taught me this method about 16 years ago. Stephanie, i hope that you will take the time to put a binding on your vintage quilt. ... Sew the two pieces together with a 1/4-inch seam and press the seam open to reduce bulk. Bias-tape: strips of fabric used to bind the edges of a quilt. I love the clean look though, I may just have to give it a try. I thought it wise to start with a small project to trial this method of quilt making. You always bring something new and fresh to quilting and I love seeing what you are going to do next. I then pin basted the quilt top together with a layer of batting, but no backing fabric. So the backing is not at all quilted? If you’re using a ¼” seam allowance, stop stitching ¼” from the corner. You're right, a modern spin on an age-old tradition -- I am new to quilting and it never even crossed my mind to do one without binding -- I love it! This edging fabric is referred to as the Binding (noun). The quilt is held taut on a large frame while the machine arm moves freely to perform a manual or preprogrammed quilting design using free motion. Any suggestions? Not one of my favorite tasks. Do you make some quilts that are "just to look at"? I just made my first quilt top and it's a sleek modern look and I googled to find if there was a way to finish a quilt without binding and came across this. Quicker than binding and I like the look. Your tutorial will really help. Every once in a while I go back to this method because I really do like the way they look! You are always such a huge inspiration. Check out the most popular tool on QuiltingHub. Often ironing can stretch and distort fabrics and seams. Trying to make sure I understand it. Cut your batting and backing at least 1-2 inches larger on each side than the quilt top. The width of fabric left to the right of a sewn seam. http://rednecksoccermom.blogspot.com/2012/10/non-binding-binding.htmlI'm dying to try it your way next time, looks much easier! Press your Quilt top making sure to keep the seams nice and straight and baste the quilt layers together using your favorite technique (I like large running stitches, but safety pins or other methods will also work). Pin all around the edge of your quilt top leaving an opening of 5-7 inches that will be used to "birth" your quilt. A chop stick, "purple thang", or other smooth rounded poker will help. Note: A walking
the treads are crossing instead of running all along the edge. Is this extra step necessary if you've pinned very well? What a great tutorial. Thirty-five years ago I made "pillow case" baby blankets for all the showers I was invited to. I too have used it for placemats and other small stuff ... but these look faberooni Rita .. I'm inspired to try one myself. Adjust the quilt top as necessary to make the overlap easy to manage. This quilt has been used, although not excessively, but the edges are coming open. Your quilt’s edges can be finished with triangular, folded-fabric embellishments called … It looks modern and very fresh. Now it’s time for the edges or the "binding". Complete your quilt top as usual and press to make sure all seams are fully flat. It's exactly what I want to do and I'll be doing it tomorrow! I put together a small quilt this weekend to simply practice my piecing skills - now I know exactly how I'm going to finish it! love it!I've been making quilts without binding too, and it works great with table runners, mug rugs and any mini quilts...love your tip about stitch the batting with the top, that is very clever!thanks for sharing Rita! It turned out great and I put it in my new blog. This method of making a quilt without binding worked well for these relatively small quilts. Thank you so much!!! This Fall has been filled with quilt making projects and outings for us. i really do like this look for a small quilt. A no binding quilt might just be a good change.Thanks for the tutorial. We use 4 pins inside each block, you do not want your fabric or batting to shift while you quilt your layers together. so this idea is just PERFECT! I will certainly be trying it out again. I am looking at this and remembering that this is how I made my first quilt about 30ish years ago....I had forgotten all about it as over the years since I have learnt a number of different ways of binding etc. At this stage of the game, your quilt is looking great and you no longer have a massive strip of binding to mess with. I just did this today to finish off a quilt for a friend. I am always trying to think of ways to not do binding. Of course, a quick border would take care of that! I've had binder-itus fear too long. If you have a walking foot you can use that, I am using an old vintage 15-91 Singer and the walking feet I … Free motion can be frustrating to learn if you’re a beginner, but if you have patience & practice a lot you’ll soon be a free motion pro! Binding can be difficult, especially for beginners, but if you work slowly and carefully, you can give your quilt a beautiful finish. Using a 1/4" seam allowance, stitch all around the edge of the Quilt top remembering to leave the opening to "birth" the Quilt. when you just sewed the two pieces together? Thanks for the tutorial, just love it! Instead of hand stitching the opening once I had turned it through, I sewed around the quilt a bit under a 1/4 inch from the edge to catch the opening and hold down the seam allowance.Great tutorial, with great tips in it. This is great and I'm not sure I would have ever tried it until seeing it here. Very fun and different way of finishing a quilt. Love this idea and the results. This is a real pain in the rear for quilters like me who are used to doing everything on the machine.… Reply. I'm gonna give it a try. It's the only method I've ever used on quilts big and small. Sew along the first side of the quilt until you’ve reached the same distance from the corner as your seam allowance. Thanks!! I remembered seeing this on pinterest and wanated to do it to the quilt I'm making now, but I already quilted all three layers. I love this technique. Thanks. I am using this method on my current quilt and wanted to make sure I do it right :). Thanks for sharing your tutorial, I will definitely be giving this a try in the future! When you reach a corner, slightly round the corner to remove the point so that your quilt will remain flat at the corners and bulk will be reduced. Assembling a Quilt Step 1: Lay Out Backing Fabric. backing at least 2” bigger than your quilt top all the way around. Lovely quilts! My husband's grandmother made all her quilts we have without binding and our son sleeps under one she made for his dad. Sew around the outside edges leaving an opening large enough to pull all three layers through. Cut plenty so you won’t have to stop and cut more. These quilts look wonderful Rita, great colours and I love the no binding finish. I definitely will try this! WOW they are amazing! This means simply pressing downwards on the seam with the iron from above and not moving the iron back and forth which can distort the block or seam. This is a quick way for a beginner to add the binding to the quilt and does not look awful. Unfold the bias tape. I'll have to try this. Thanks very much for sharing!Huggs, Nancy. When sewing stop a ¼″ from the corner leaving the needle in the down position, pivot and sew down the other side. Very cute quilts! Adjust if needed. Pin the two sections together and mark a seam line as shown in the photo below. I actually did this technique with dog "beds" for my local shelter, but I didn't first sew top and batting together. Pin all around the edge of your quilt top leaving an opening of 5-7 inches that will be used to "birth" your quilt. If you wish to submit an article, contact us on QuiltingHub. It was more to create a different, sleeker and perhaps modern look to something that is steeped in tradition. I'm a bit afraid of becoming addicted. Thanks! Carefully pin all three layers together inside the quilt blocks. Do binding corners never come out right? Thank You so much for this tutorial on the binding-less method of quilting! Step Six: Gently fold the binding back together and check for fit along the quilt edge before trimming and pressing the seam. I never would of imagined the method you used. Next smooth out the batting to stretch out any folds or wrinkles that have been created in storage. Traditional description of a quilt: a sandwich consisting of a Quilt Top, Batting (filling), and a Backing. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! If you quilt from opposite the hole, it works great. But this is so easy and does look lovely. The second method I’ve had much more success and it is now how I put all my quilt sandwiches together. I love this way to finish a quilt.Your quilt stunnning.Well done!1. How wonderfully clever! The machine is very expensive, so many owners will rent out time on their machine. this is how my mom did all of her patchwork blankets... i think it's called 'pillowcase' style.lovely as always!xoeva. Sew the strips together with a ¼” seam. A temporary method of holding the quilt Sandwich layers together while you finish assembling it. Usually binding is a separate bias cut or folded piece of fabric, but we are going to make our back fabric into our binding. Sometimes I use a decorative stitch on my machine to sew around the edge for a fancy touch!MGM. If you ever have an old quilt look at it and you can see what I'm talking about. Then flip the quilt over and press the binding flat to the back of the quilt… Thanks for giving it a shot Rita, and for all the gorgeous pics, your quilts are amazing!! How do you keep the batting for getting clogged in the machine? I think it would definately save me some time since I hand stitch my binding on (I am not very fast). I have done small projects this way, such as placemats, coasters, etc. So for a 10" by 12" quilt top you would cut a batting and backing that is 12" by 14". I’m using black and white stripes so I like to attach my strips end to end. I love the addition of machine quilting as she tied all hers. !I do love this quilt though, how do you finish the open end? I have just started quilting....and felt as though I was not doing it the "right" way....because I do not use binding on any of mine.....:). For months now, I have been directing my volunteers to this specific post on how to complete our preemie quilt kits! thanks! I've been wanting to make a quilt without binding for a while now but it just seemed like a lot more work!! Bind to Finish. With a bias edge you dont have as much rubbing on one thread on the edge. I gave it an added touch of rick rack when sewing the top and bottom together. Align one edge of the bias tape with the edge of the quilt and pin all the way around the quilt. I have used this method several times and if I want the binding look, I just put the backing color as the squares along the edges. Make sure your fabric is flat when cutting. Your quilt is now complete! The key to successfully and neatly machine binding a quilt is this step – fold back the binding from the quilt front and press it flat. I do love the look of the these quilt edges but I can't be too sure that it is a time saving technique (as compared machine stitched binding). WILL USE THIS FOR SOME OF MY CHARITY BABY QUILTS! New to Quilting, what Brand and type of Batting did you use that is didn't get caught up in the feet of your sewing Machine? I love this! How to Bind a Quilt. Prairie points. This quilt has been used, although not excessively, but the edges are coming open. Wonderfully colorful quilts! Cut squares from your craft foam roughly 1/2″ x 1/2″. 3. Glad to see the idea resurrected. Quilting Contessa is a collection of various authors around the world that have submitted articles for the QuiltingHub 'How To' quilt wiki. There really is no avoiding the basting process. The layer in the middle of a quilt sandwich between the Top and Backing layers consisting of wool, polyester, blends, silk, or cotton. I just sewed all 3 layers together at the same time. That's a very interesting way to finish off a quilt! It is a beautiful print and stunning in these quilts. Proper technique will prevent ugly bulky seams. Feel free to email me or ask questions in the comments sections about this tutorial. The most common seam allowance is ¼”. Love the backing fabric on these! Absolutely breathtaking...as always...LOVE what you do. Thank you so much for this! :). It then measured the quilt sandwich and cut the backing fabric to the exact same size. :). A lot of my quilts have white backgrounds, though so I worry about the white edges getting dirty with no binding to protect them. Looking for a different way to finish your quilt? These would be great for making quilts for charity. This is the method that I use to make placemats. foot on your sewing machine is a big help in keeping the layers of your "quilt sandwich" moving at the same rate, but you can certainly stitch this without one. With my first quilt I had to undo the binding twice and in the end I did it by hand…pretty sure my fingers still haven’t forgiven me (it was a thick quilt). Kelli says: June 8, 2020 at 1:46 pm Hi Angie, good question. Yours turned out beautifully! I usually save the quilting 'til just before closing hole on edge. It turned out great! So I did something kinda like this last night on my quilt that I had already quilted. not sure it would suit a larger quilt. As a noun it is the fabric that's used to cover the raw edges of the quilt sandwich after it's quilted. Thanks for posting this---I am a beginner quilter and this method is much less scary to me---Question: how far apart do you put your pins when sewing the two layers together. Add facing instead of binding for a clean, modern look! Use the search 'Map Of Resources' or the 'Resources Trip Planner' to the right (or below). I just did this on a quilt I've been working on, and I love it!!! To ensure you have “wiggle” room, you want your batting to be 2” bigger all around. I still have the first one which was given to me after my 35 year old son was born. Quilting can be added at this time. I am making five quilts for Christmas and one of them screams for this method, thanks for helping me over the hump. Do you hate to make binding? I love to hand bind quilts as I find it relaxing but now I'm thinking it's time to try something new. Step 2: Tape Down the Edges. Oh well next project. nice work; that's how i did baby quilts i tied -- made a *pillowcase,* like you, sewed around the side, leaving some open to turn, turned the quilt, then stitched around the edged and tied the quilt ... i never thought of this for *real* quilts, quilts that ya'll *quilt* ... LOL ... thanks, rita, your work is always inspirational ... darlene. It appears that she turned the edges in 1/4" and did a whipstitch all around the quilt. Place the batting on a flat surface that is not slick. As a verb it is the process of putting on this fabric, and it referred to as Binding a Quilt. And a way to save fabric too I'd think! Moving a hot iron while it has contact with fabric. Pinning this for the future. My trick was to back it with a gingham check and use that as a guide for tying the quilt. It's fantastic if your too last to bind like me! Free motion quilting refers to moving the quilt sandwich under the foot, creating a quilting pattern. So cool. Love the backing fabric! 2. Thank you so much.Lea. I've seen this method before, and I think it does give a clean and modern look. Press the seam allowances in one direction. Learn how to join binding strips together for a clean professionally edged finish on a quilt by watching this instructional video. After attaching the backing to your quilt, either with minimal machine quilting or tying, … :). I have a large postage stamp quilt that was made by my great grandmother almost 70 years ago and it is not bound. Looking forward to giving this a try on some baby quilts. HAVE YOU NOTICED SOME QUILTS LOOK PRETTIER WITHOUT A BINDING. The quilt is then turned and the opening slip stitched closed. I then thought it beneficial to stabilize these two layers, and stitched in the ditch along three vertical seam lines and four horizontal seam lines. I hate making and sewing bindings on! Found this on Pinterest! I seem to have some slippage, so I must not be putting in enough pins! But then all your quilts look very precise and neat! Why did you zig zag stitch around the top before you sewed the back right side up? This is fabulous! It wouldn't change anything to sandwich either rickrack or piping in there would it? A better alternative is to press, where you just lay the hot iron down and lift straight up from the fabric. A heavy plastic measuring guide that can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In quilting this is traditionally 1/4 inch. Skip the binding? Just to clarify – I know it’s all hand quilting, but on step 5, did you hand or machine sew the layers together? I’ve simply sewed my binding strips together to form one long piece of fabric. So so pretty. Fold the first corner of the binding over to form an angle. I find it easier to completely secure the binding to the back of the quilt with clips … You just need a fairly hard, flat surface that is larger than the quilt you will be working with. I love the idea of not doing a binding every once in a while to mix it up. Secure with clips. Blocks: a piece of fabric made from sewing 9 squares together. Pin layers together so they do not shift when sewing edges. This can be conducted using Basting Sprays, pins, clips or temporary stitching called a Tacking Stitch or Basting Stitch. Binding: the edging of a quilt - it encases the raw edges. I’ve had a quilt sitting by my machine 90% done with just the binding waiting for 2 months because I’d been dreading it, but now I’m inspired to finish the darn thing. Great job, as always. Is that it? Cut your strips 6½” x wof (width of fabric) and trim to 40″ in length. I love the look! Thank you! Piecing: sewing together pieces of fabric to form the top layer of the quilt, typically done in blocks. Close up the opening that you turned your Quilt through using a ladder stitch. Let’s talk dimensions before getting into the “how.” You have a pieced top which you can measure and know how long and wide it is. :o). Your great-grand children will thank you in another 70 years! I was just wondering last week if this was possible! Thanks for sharing. Thank you for such a wonderful tute. Finishing a Quilt With Backwards Binding: The traditional way to finish a quilt uses bias binding sewn to the front, folded around to the back, and whipstitched by hand all around the back. Leave about a 6-inch tail. xo, I do this all the time. Thank you so much, I've tried to do this before, but I didn't stabilize the layers well enough and it was all shifty. I just don't know how to finish the turning hole without having the thread be all obvious. Much easier and a cleaner look. Mckormack Gordon calls this method before, and for some time now, has been to placemats! Up from the corner as your seam allowance but never been game to try is this! 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