How to Make a Creative Quilt Binding

Making a Creative Binding

When I made the Crystal Cove Beetle Wall Hanging last week, I wanted to create the entire piece with the precut 10″ stack collection.

The only exception to my rule was the Smiley Face and the backing fabric.
crystalcovebeetlefabric

I decided to do a strip pieced binding usnign the 10″ precuts.

Creative Binding close up

How To Make a Strip Pieced Binding

  1. Select about 8 – 10 different colors
  2. Cut 2 strips from each color 2 1/2″ wide
  3. Creative Bindings one

  4. Arrange into two sets in the same order.
  5. binding Strips
    Arrange strips into two sets, with strips be in the same order.
  6. Sew the strips together, making two strip pieced units . (Make sure each unit is in the same order)
  7. Matching seams (and fabrics) sew the units together forming one block
  8. binding sewn together
    Sew two units together, forming one block of fabric.
  9. Press the center seam open.
  10. binding center seam
    Press Center seam open
  11. Trim edges even
  12. Trim edges of Binding Fabric even
    Trim edge of binding “fabric” even.
  13. From binding fabriccut strips at a 45 degree angle – 1 1/2″ wide. Cut as many as you will need to go around your quilt.
  14. binding 45 degree angle
    Cut 1 1/2″ strips at a 45 degree angle.
  15. Cut ends of Strips so they will be at opposite angles.
  16. I did this so matching fabrics were not being sewn together, keeping the angled strips closer more consistent in size. Keep in mind ether will be some anomaly’s in strips because it is pieced in the center.

    cut binding at oppostie angles
    Cut ends of binding strips at a 45 degree angle.
  17. Sew strips together at a 45 degree angle, forming a continuous binding.
  18. binding

The amount of binding you will need will depend on the size of your quilt.
Quilt Calculater to determine the amount of binding you will need.

Learn more about Edges & Bindings with Mimi Dietrich in a Craftsy Class.

Next week will be finishing up Still Life at 3AM, Which I’ve renamed to Kismet

Kismet, binding next week
Still Life/Kismet Quilt using P&B Textiles Fabric

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