This Week (5) I…

…taught different binding techniques at the Holliston Senior Center.

Binding #1 Single fold binding.  Cut binding strip 1 3/8″ wide.  Sew on with 1/4″ foot on machine.  I use this binding technique for placemats to prevent the ends from curling up when placing into a drawer.

Single fold binding

Single fold binding

Binding #2 bias strip.  I use this 1 3/8″ bias binding strip for placemats with curved edges.  Do not pull on binding strip when sewing it on.  Simply feed the strip into the foot and it will stretch around to the back and ease in where needed.


Binding #3 miniature cotton cording.  I use a zipper foot to cover the cord.  I also use the zipper foot to attach the cording to the quilt.  Clip the edges to curve around the corners.  Add a binding strip to cover the stitching from the covered cording (piping).

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There are many ways to finish your quilt.  I will continue to show more ways to finish quilts at our next Holliston Senior Center quilting class.

Can you say, “FUN!”


About inspiredlayerslinda

I was an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoyed the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collections. I teach free motion quilting via my Youtube videos and Doodle of the Month program which anyone can sign up for by sending me an email requesting to be added to the list. I enjoy transforming fabric into unique quilts, t-shirts into memory quilts, and photos to wall art. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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