Two-Tone Quilt Binding




Introduction: Two-Tone Quilt Binding

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.

Step 1: Cutting Your Strips

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

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

Step 3: Pressing

Press the seam allowance open.

Step 4: Make the Binding

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

Step 5: Sewing the Binding On

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

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

I like to use binding clips to help the fabric "remember" the fold.

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    1 year ago

    So I am a little dense and didn't understand this at all. Does the extra fabric on the second side get folded under the other way so that it actually gives a double thickness binding? Or do you end up with a much thicker binding on the underside? From the pictures it is the same on both sides.


    3 years ago on Introduction

    I tried it I ,loved it ,and it absolutely is beautiful. Instructions were very easy to follow .


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    How fun, and a nice way to end the problem of fabric not 'matching' the front and back.