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We've been playing around with our new new 2-in-1 Binding Tool. You can find them online and it's inspired us to make this guide to binding your quilts.
More tips and tricks for better binding
- If your quilt has curved edges or corners be sure to cut your binding strips on the bias.
- Striped fabrics are often a great choice for binding. Cut these strips at right angles to the fabric stripe, or cut these along the bias for a candy-striped effect.
- Scrappy binding is a great way to use up leftover fabrics from a project. Cut assorted lengths of fabric your desired width from a range of fabrics and stitch them together into one length.
- Avoid having binding strip seams fall in the corners of the quilt as these will be tricky to fold into mitred corners. This can be estimated by roughly lying the binding strip around the perimeter of the quilt.
- Rolling up your binding helps keep the tails under control while attaching it to your quilt. If you have a quilting table with legs, these can be used to wrap your binding length around for easy unravelling.