Now I insert a pin at a 90-degree angle from the outer point of the quilt. It’s good to know that this method works on other angle sizes too. I also really admire your knitting endeavors. Thank you Heather for the great pictures showing how to do the binding. Now fold the binding straight up, so it makes a straight line with the raw edge of the quilt as shown. Great tutorial Heather- I still struggle some with the mitered corners on quilts and trying to get them so they lie the way they should. THANKS! ( Log Out /  It’s so easy to follow and I like the way you showed what it looks like when you do it wrong. I have not done any there shape than square or rectangle quilts but one day I would like to branch out. Thank you for sharing your binding technique. THANK YOU! 3. Continue sewing around the entire quilt using the inside and outside angle methods. I’ll be sharing a link back on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. I am binding a charm quilt which has a zig zag edge. You make it so easy. Hugs…. I have several table toppers with the odd angle corners waiting for binding. The photos of your home and studio are lovely, and there is always so much inspiration for me. Your quilt patterns are always so appealing! Laura. How to Bind Scalloped Edges. I really appreciate the time you spend in making this tutorial. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have used your inside corner binding tips often and look forward to trying more of your techniques. Mixing and matching dish sizes will create a quirky irregular effect. I love the idea of pancakes for New Year’s Day; I’ll have to remember that! Then I decided to ask the question on google and woo and behold there you were. I’m going to demonstrate on this topper that I just finished machine quilting. But like you said – practice is what we need to do! Thanks much for teaching, inspiring, laughing, and bringing the something new into each of our homes. What a great tutorial! It’s very helpful! Now fold the binding straight up, so it makes a straight line with the raw edge of the quilt as shown. The hint with the pin and 90 degrees from the point really did the trick! I always had a struggle with these types of corners. Now thanks to your post I will be able to get one right. Hi! Thank you! I’ll announce the winner in my next post, so be sure to check back then. You have the best blog site for quilting and knitting, I absolutely love it. Great tutorial. Audrey You should have quilted together all of your squares into your desired pattern. This is most likely to happen if you don’t get the pin in the right spot in Step 5. Your patterns are beautiful and I would love to win them! Thanks bunches for the tutorial. Thank you so much for this tutorial! My least favorite experience with binding was when I was learning to do scallops. Happy New Year, we don’t have a Pancake tradition, but it sounds like it would be a good one. Thank you! I have made the Diamond Diva 4 color topper. Beautiful examples and very clear pictures…that’s the best way for me to learn. Thanks for the info! It’s beautiful! I have been quilting a long time and these corners are always a challenge! You make it look so very easy. Sometimes it gets tricky when you need to bind a quilting project with irregular edges. Binding can be made from a single layer of fabric, but two layers (called double-fold binding) are much more durable. Thank you. What a wonderful tutorial! Press over end of the beginning of binding. Kind regards – Dawn. Quilt binding is often the last step in finishing a quilt and an important one! Happy New Year – I love playing card games when family gather – we usually play Skip-Bo or Phase 10, as they are perfect games for the pre-teen set . Stop about 2 inches from the beginning of the binding. I do need some cute runners for my tables. Slowly sew around the curved edge easing the binding into place. I have just been binding a table runner that has 135 degree corners – a quick web search brought up your excellent instructions which made what could have been a problem an easy job. This is Exactly what I have been struggling with! It helped me alot. Great way to start off the New Year with a chance to win a prize. Hopefully I can make better corners on my projects with this helpful hint. Stitch in the ditch or custom quilt as you like. I’ve already talked about how to binding inside corners here, so today I’m going to show you how to bind odd-angled outside corners. Nice to find out that as a self-taught quilter, I actually do something right! Pay close attention to where those two lines intersect at the corner. Also liked that you included what corners should not look like. There you go – something new learned in 2011 already -thanks Thanks Heather! Since this is such a small piece modifications were done to how I normally finish off the binding. Hope that’s OK? Today I remembered that I saw this a while back in your blog. Can’t wait to try this out, especially if I win. Pin or spray baste to hold these 2 layers together. Thanks again. Make sure pull the binding all the way up, as far as your stitching will let you. It allows you to take the quilting all the way to the edge, can add a nice professional and more artful looking finish, (especially to a smaller quilt) and I also find quilts seem to hang better and flatter with this method. Quilt binding can be constructed from a fabric that's already been used in the design, or with any other fabric that works with the layout. Thanks for the great tutorial and for keeping it available for reference. Oh Heather I hope I’m not too late to enter this give-a-way. Thanks for the opportunity to tey something new. They can really change the decor of your home so much and add just the right touch! It’s really very easy after you follow your instructions. Thanks so much. Thank you too, for the chance to win a pattern! So well illustrated through the photos and directions! Press under 1/4″ on one long edge. And a new project to start off the new year! Review this quilting instructional video to quilt a complex border finish. Very much appreciate the giveaway opportunity!! At last I can finish it. Thank you so much for this tutorial! Thanks for this tutorial. Other "Irregular" Bindings! I have a few quilts that are ready to be bound, so I am going to try your method one those. Thank you. What a great tutorial! I very much enjoy your blog. this is great. Thanks for this technique & the great examples. Those are super helpful, and I’m sure you had to spend a lot of extra time to include them. Thank you for the effort you put into this tutorial. I would love to win. Thanks for the tips. Nice to know you gals are out there to help us. I appreciated the little tricks and photos of what you do to make it work so much better. Always love learning something new from you. Thanks so much for sharing such detailed, useful tips. Count me in – I would so love to try these out! problem solved! That’s what happens when getting too much fabric in the corners. Cheers Joanne. Waves add. Binding is applied to this edge. I am sure I need more practice. I need all the too-power I can get! I have an eight-sided table topper, completed in Nov/Dec 2009, that needs binding. Thanks. Thanks for the tips and the giveaway. This came at just the right time for me. Place a pin to hold the edges together. This forms a diagonal line and hides the raw starting edge of the binding strip. This was the best tutorial I could find, thanks! I LOVE the Secret Garden runner! Thanks for your blog writings. See how there isn’t quite enough fabric to make a nice mitered corner? I’ve been working on SweePea for a few months now. Great Great Great tutorial. ~Rita, I just made my first ever quilt as you go project it is a table runner and I didn’t know how to turn the corners because there not normal corners . We stayed up to watch the ball drop, but I have to admit that was East-Coast time (and we live in the central time zone). I hope this helps you with your binding –  and gives you an excuse to start a new project to practice the technique! I’ve had a few of them and now know what happened. You have made the process very clear. I have binding to put on some table toppers with odd angles. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! In the table runner above, the quilting comes right out to the edges and are sewn in regular intervals on the quilt. This is so much more clear than any of the other tutorials I have found. Find the tutorial on Jaybird Quilts. Excellent tutorial!!! Learning a new technique is definitely a great reason!! I still struggled with the top point. Thanks. Thank you for putting up this tutorial….well done!! Thanks for another great tutorial. Fold the binding down toward you as shown. Thank you. and it is on my “get-done” list this year. It’s just another element of FINISHING – always the hardest part for me. Thank you so much. Have you noticed that this is the same steps that you go through when binding a regular 90-degree corner, too much fabric or not quite enough fabric, Joyful Stitcher Info and Summer Stich Along, gorgeous…Paula…..paula_bray2001@yahoo.com, http://millerslastresort.blogspot.com/2010/05/oh-my-goodness.html. I would love to win your patterns. Thanks for the info on the binding, really appreciate all the close up photos. Thank you very much for your informative and entertaining blog. Bring the binding over the quilt edge so that the double folded edge just covers the seam line (by just under 1/8”) and use a hot iron to press in place. I have stumbled through binding non-square corners so I appreciate the step-by-step directions. I get lots of e-mails and questions about how to bind corners. Thanks for the great tutorial. The following photos show a few examples of quilts or runner that have the type of corner that I just showed how bind. I still have a hexie quilt to bind, and this is just in time for that. That would make my new year fabulous! Again, pull the binding down toward you as far as the pin will let you. You make it look so easy! Folding the quilt in half lengthwise and width-wise helps to make sure it is generally squared-up. B y sA r A h An n sM i t h o N t HE edge permitersFeCt For sarah’s instructions on how to make a perfect miter with any width of bias binding, check her blog entry dated July 20, 2007. I’m just starting to learn to quilt, and appreciate your easy to follow tutorials. Start with the end of the binding where the pin is part way down one side of the quilt, with the beginning end (the pin end) of the binding about 12" from the corner. Lynne. Lay the binding strip on the right side of the quilt top, aligning raw edges of the binding and the quilt. I’m glad it was there today when I needed to see it. … Like the original early-nineteenth century Sidmouth quilt from The Quilter’s Guild Collection, Susan Briscoe’s Sidmouth Revisited reproduction quilt (as featured in Issue 15 of Today’s Quilter magazine) was finished in this way, which gives the quilt a firmer, flatter edge. Happy New Year. ( Log Out /  Make sure pull the binding all the way up, as far as your stitching will let you. You are priceless!! Great instructions and really, really great patterns! Thanks for the binding help . See more ideas about quilt border, quilts, quilt patterns. Thank you for tip! Thanks. Thank you I have watched enjoyed learning this several times. Sew the quilt top and back together, 1/8 inch from the quilt top’s folded edge, all the way around the quilt. I haven’t had the confidence to do the corners. I don’t imagine you have much time to check out blogs, but I do love this runner! very easy to follow and understand. I especially appreciate your pictures of what it looks like if it goes wrong. I wouldn’t mind having some patterns! I have been doing table runners with these types of corners for a couple of years and they always turned out wrong. Thanks for sharing. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I hope you all had a safe and fun time over the last few days. Thanks for sharing your great tutorial. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Your video on how to bind was excellent. You make it look so easy. You clever little thing you, look at how neatly you do those corners, you’ve inspired me yet again to try a new technique. I appreciate the clear instructions very much. To hand-stitch the back in place, prepare several lengths of thread. What a fun way to start a new year. Thanks. My friend shared your site with me and I am delighted. Commercially-made Binding Tape. Love, love,love your patterns. Great tutorial! It would be so much fun to win them! It should already be pinned and basted. I live in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Thanks Heather for another great tutorial. My son bought me two of your books for Christmas but I’d love to have more Thanks so much for the giveaway. I recently bought your shams book and it was perfect for what I needed! A knife-edge finish is also called knife-edge binding, but it’s really not a true binding. Here’s a close-up of that again. Oh my this was great. Thanks again P.S. Thank you for an excellent tutorial. Heather you made a technical task much more doable to a learner quilter such as myself. I’m doing a runner and placemats for my daughter for Christmas and with your turorial I can go ahead and finish it. Sewing binding around a quilt's edges is one of the final steps in quiltmaking. boy you make that look easy. Good for quilts that will be used … Would love to win one of your patterns! Place the binding on the edge of the quilt, with raw edges aligned. It’s really important that your 90-degree corner  is perfectly even with that outermost point of the quilt and with the point where the quilt angles up to the left. Thank you! I made a table topper with pointed ends, I have been looking for ages for instructions for binding the points, then I found your blog. Thanks so much for showing us how you do it. You do beautiful work. Thanks for the info on binding, I have always steered clear of these different corners. welchrobin@hotmail.com. Your tutorial will help for my next runner. For this method, the quilt's backing fabric is trimmed straight and wrapped around to the front of the quilt and stitched in place to form the binding. Happy day! Fold the binding strip back so its square to the edge, notice how it creates a nice 45 deg angle. Thank you. I have a question for you. I love your patterns. I have no problems with square bindings but anything else throws me for a loop. Thank you. Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks. I am going back to read the one on inside corners also – I have a GMFG quilt to bind (that has been hanging around for 6-7 years for binding!) Thank you! Thank you for the chance. You have explained so much, I have learnt a lot from the video. (in this case you put your pin too high up). (rather than a Roast Beef or the like). I had to do the first corner four times before I was happy, but the rest came out perfect first time. I struggle with regular binding so hopefully I have more success with odd angles. Thanks so much for this valuable tutorial as now I can finally finish this WIP! Your pictures and directions are very easy to follow. Start sewing towards the corner. I may just have to try it! She loves it. I’m one of those who actually enjoys doing binding and I appreciate the great tips and techniques you provide. Here goes. The method I was taught and use is very similar, but I don’t mark my sewing line to define the stopping point, nor do I use a pin to hold the fabric in just the right spot. Great pattern and tutorial. Thanks for the tutorial! I would like to try! Sew the strips together, end to end. Now I understand why my corners turn out the way they do. I have your book, “On the Run” and have made many toppers out of it. Stitch this edge down, starting and stopping ¼in from each corner, as before. are gentle, curves are easy to bind with bias strips. Step 3. Thank you so much for the wonderful advise! Thank you so much for showing how to do these weird corners! Not sure when I ever did this but now I know it isn’t that hard to do. The final crease of the binding will stay folded so that all raw edges are enclosed. Thank you soooo much for showing us how to do these odd corners! Oct 20, 2020 - Quilt borders, bindings, edges, and backings. As mentioned above I like to use the backing fabric for the binding, it’s a bit of a cheat and the finish isn’t as clean as using proper binding, but at this point I usually just want to get it done quickly (in this case the baby was already two weeks old, so the gift was long overdue! After finishing a table runner with a fancy edge, bind it to finish your quilting project. Fold back so the edge of the binding runs along the edge of the quilt. Thanks so much! The last two photos of the “wrongs” really is so helpful. I just finished doing a hexagon edged quilt and also a scallop edged quilt. My machine quilter binds them for me ; ) Goal in 2011: Learn to bind my own projects! Thanks for the great tutorial. Review this quilting instructional video to quilt a complex border finish. Ohhhhh, that is why my corners look the way they do. the angle last night at 11:30 and knew better than to look for info that time of night with work looming in the morning. I have 3 of them. You have confirmed what I had thought was the case. April 14, 2020 IraRott Tutorials Animal Quilt, Animal Rug, IraRott Quilting, Irregular Quilt Edges, Modern Quilting, No Binding, Quilt Rugs, Quilting, Quilting Tutorial Leave a comment. Now fold the binding straight up, so it makes a straight line with the raw edge of the quilt as shown. audreybretz@gmail.com. I will be bookmarking this so I can come back to it when I have binding with the funny angles. Hi.Heather, Was the first one of each of these style quilts I have tried, but I thought they turned out okay! Thank you, Heather, for another great tutorial. Wendy writes: I love your web site and find it very useful. Thank you, thank you, my corners have always humped alittle and I was so tired my trying to fix them. Thanks for sharing them with us….and yes, I would love to win one (or more) of your patterns! Hope it goes that smoothly for me. The facing method allows you to avoid mitering every corner. I haven’t tried anything other than a straight 90 degree corner, but I’d like to! I have never drawn the corner before sewing but I can easily see where that will be a big help. I have struggled with bindings like that several times and I was never very happy with the results. I made my first tree skirt for this past Christmas and had so much trouble trying to bind it, I rounded those 135 degree corners and made bias binding!! The facing method allows you to avoid mitering every corner. Sandi, What a wonderful tutorial!! Thanks for the tips Heather. Now I insert a pin at a 90-degree angle from the outer point of the quilt. ). Great tutorial! Heather, Now at least I know what I was doing wrong! Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for the detailed instructions. Instead of applying a binding, you simply sew around the edges of the quilt sandwich as if it were a giant pillowcase, leaving an opening on one side that’s big enough to turn the “pillowcase” inside out. You break it down and with the pictures I always find it so easy to follow. Joel’s family goes for a different kind of competition, always involving some sort of cards, preferably Rook. Happy New Year! I have had this table runner finished except for the binding. Thanks so much! I always enjoy reading your blog posts. Thank you! It’s really that easy. Wishing you a happy, healthy 2011! Thanks for sharing this Heather. I am in the process of binding a Double Wedding Ring quilt and it has lots of corners. Sew to the back of one side of the quilt with right sides together. Fold the first corner of the binding over to form an angle. Fabulous tutorial. I’m off to cut some binding for my first quilt. At the point of the video, your quilt should be complete up to attaching the binding. The extra layer adds durability to a quilt's edges. Thanks for the great tutorial – the step-by-step pictures are very helpful. oh my gosh…. Here’s the pattern front, which gives you a better idea of the shape of quilt we will be binding (see the lower right corner). Your batting should be cut. Thanks Heather! I really like the what if I do it wrong pictures also. Thanks for the chance to enter! It seems like it took FOREVER to get it cut out, but now that it’s ready to quilt for my niece, I count it as time very well spent! Thank you for the great tutorial. Either way, it’s just an excuse to hang out a little longer and enjoy more food! So enjoy your blogs. Just finishing up the quilt, Gypsy Girl. Turn binding to the front and stitch through all the layers, covering the binding stitching line (I use a serpentine stitch). I also loved the beautiful examples you used. Thank you once again. Joscelyn … always learning, and appreciative. I especially liked how you showed what happens when you don’t do it correctly. The pictures of your home and area where you live are so wonderful as well. Review this quilting instructional video to quilt a complex border finish. The Secret Garden Runner pattern is calling my name! Folding the quilt in half lengthwise and width-wise helps to … My family has been known to have contests to see who can eat the most pancakes. Thank you for making my “quilting life” much brighter and satisfying. To make a facing for your art quilt, you will make a “frame” for the quilt back out of 2 1/2″ strips. I had completed a one block wonder and did not square my quilt thus hexagonal with odd angles and inverted corners. I found this post great! Lay the quilt top (and batting) on top of the quilt backing right sides facing. You’re right–practice, practice, practice! Make sure pull the binding all the way up, as far as your stitching will let you. This type of binding protects the quilt's edges with just a single layer of fabric. Take the outer corner of the binding where you will begin sewing and fold the corner towards the edge of the quilt. I got the method I used on You Tube.And although they turned out not bad, your clear instructions would have been better. That would be a nice way to practice wide-angle binding. Your instructions are always spot on. Oct 20, 2020 - Quilt borders, bindings, edges, and backings. I have long been frustrated by those angles and now I am anxious to get a quilt together to add this new technique to my arsonel. Never thought it would be done in the same way as my regular binding. I was never quite sure just where to lay the binding strip. Thank you so much for the irregular binding tutorial. ~robin Now I know why — too much fabric in the corner. I have struggled with this issue myself as I love the look of the octagon corner finishes so I do it often, especially on runners and toppers. I was not happy with my results when I tried to bind a table runner with those angles, but now I know I can do it! Yeh more material to buy. I would love to have a chance to win them so I can try them. Make sure to square the corners and trim off any excess batting and backing fabric. I love the tree skirt pattern! Thanks for the tips. Thanks for the give away. .. one uneven end of the tube. she rocks, i love her technique and clarity of work, i don't understand many people, but she is on a higher level, not boring, Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle, What's New in iOS 14? Thanks for the instructions on another technique. Heather is a beautiful name. Thanks again. Today was the first time I met you and happy I went with Katie and Bonnie. It really is simple, isn’t it? Thanks for the great tips. Thanks for the time and effort you put into it. Many binding problems occur because it is sewn on without cleaning up and straightening the edges and squaring-off the corners (important for mitered binding). Thank you for the handy tutorial. You may wish to zig-zag the edges together at this point, before adding the binding but this is a personal choice and isn’t a necessary step. I love the Diamond Diva runner, and have never tried diamonds before, so would love these patterns to learn new skills! I finished a table runner with these same angles last week, some corners look okay and some are pretty bad. I always struggle with corners on binding. We are all so very lucky to have found your blog. I don’t expect to win anything, as I am too far away in Scotland.Just wanted to say I love your blog. Thank you for making this so easy to understand I have fallen in love with a octagon table topper but was afraid to start it because of the odd corner angles. Thanks! What a nice tutorial Heather, I’ve always winged it with mixed success. Thank you for that very informative tutorial. Thank you for the “tut”. I could have used this help when I made a runner a few years ago that had the larger angles. There are always times when you wonder what went wrong!!!! Your to examples look exactly like what I was doing. If you get too much fabric into the corner, it will look like this. I have no idea now many families have this tradition, but both my family and Joel’s both celebrate with lots of pancakes. Cut straight binding strips 2″ or 2½” wide. Pick me. Just love these patterns, such lovely colors so happy and cheery, thay would look great in my place, I would love to make them, could be great ideas as well, Just used your tutorial again, Thanks . It is often used for art quilts, but it can be used for any quilt where the binding may distract from the front, or when you want your colours or shapes to continue right to the edge of your quilt. Thankyou for the wonderful tutorial, patterns and your blog. Can’t wait for the next post … surely do enjoy your blog! How To: Finish irregular quilt edges By Robin Mansur; Quilting; This tutorial demonstrates how to finish your quilt that has irregular edges using a facing instead of binding. Would love to see you do a tutorial on machine quilting. thanks. I would love a chance to win. I’m going to be sure to bookmark it for future use! Thanks for taking the time to show us. when you do things they look so simple. Notice the red lines that I have added to this photo to demonstrate this. Continue around the edge of the quilt, gluing, pressing and adding clips; the glue works quickly so the clips don’t need to stay in place for long. Prepare the Quilt for Binding Janet Wickell / The Spruce I am also excited to look up the inside corner post. Now I DO want to try it. The red dot in this photo shows where my stitching line ends and you can see that the binding is pulled all the way up. 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