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An Instructable for people who already know how to put a binding on a quilt, but want to mix it up a bit. Sometimes your quilt needs one color binding on the front and another on the back - this will take care of it for you! Shouldn't cost any more than a regular binding.
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Step 1: Cutting your strips

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Cut your binding strips as follows:

1" strip for the quilt top
2" strip for the quilt back

Join strips until they are long enough for all four sides of your quilt leaving an extra 12" for joining at the end.

Step 2: Sewing the strips together

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Sew the 1" and 2" strips right sides together using a 1/4" seam allowance.

Step 3: Pressing

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Press the seam allowance open.

Step 4: Make the binding

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With wrong sides together make your binding by pressing the strip matching raw edges.

Step 5: Sewing the binding on

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Sew the pressed binding to your quilt top using 1/4" seam allowance and placing the narrow strip against the quilt top. Miter the corners as you would normally do.

Step 6: Finish it up

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Bring the binding around to the back and hand sew down. The seam of the binding should lay right on the edge of the binding. I sometimes press the binding to get a crisp edge before sewing.

Step 7: The final

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I like to use binding clips to help the fabric "remember" the fold.
starquilter4 years ago
Thank you for this , I saw it many years ago at my guild but forgot to get it written down. Excellent tute, except , I would of showed how to finish off the binding ends. Again, thank you very much.
artquilter6 years ago
How fun, and a nice way to end the problem of fabric not 'matching' the front and back.