See all our, 2 reasons to use the Dual Feed Foot (Walking Foot). I’m still perfecting this technique but I’ll share with you what I have discovered so far. :). Thanks so much. […] If you need help finishing your quilt you can find info here.  A tutorial for machine binding can be found here. I'm going to try your way now. This is especially so if you have completed a quilt as you go project. I think I'll have to give it a go on some smaller items first so that I'm ready for the next quilt! If I have to machine sew a binding, I will pin it well with the pins at right angles to the binding and straight stitch in the ditch from the front making sure the folded over binding covers the first pass stitching on the back (hence all the pins). Thanks so much. Thank you so much for sharing this here!   Thank you to the folks at Cluck, Cluck Sew! 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Then you decide if you want to do this for your quilts. Stop about 3 inches from the corner.  And, other than finishing up the one that was already started, I don’t think I’ll ever be hand stitching binding again. Machine binding can be so persnickity… but this looks like a technique well worth trying.  Definitely worthy of being given as a baby gift. Sew the binding onto the quilt FRONT first. Now here’s the reason why I don’t like this method. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I am new to quilting and I found your tutorial very clear and helpful except that one part tripped me up. Thank you for sharing.. Binding adds the finishing touch to your quilt. I used it on my 4th hourglass quilt using your tutorial. Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. :). I start out by prepping my binding. Sew the binding to the FRONT side of the quilt top. At some point will you show how to bind a scallop edge quilt?P.S. Fold the bindings to meet in the middle of the unsewn space, press with an iron or finger press…enough to make a crease.  Open the strips, and match the crease marks and pin the strips right sides together.  Sew down the crease marks, trim (make sure it’s sewn correctly before you trim! To make straight-grain binding (pictured above), the binding strips are cut from selvage to selvage, sewn together into one long strip and pressed in half. Jenn. Thank you so much for taking the time to help other improve! Doesn’t that binding look nice on the quilt front? Thanks for the tips. I have been machine sewing my binding to the back, then attaching to the front with very mixed results. I have read and watch so many tutorials that I was so confused. I just remembered the coral colored binding and when I saw Cluck cluck sew, I knew this was the one! Great tutorial! Can you elaborate or perhaps show some other explanatory pictures? I sewed along the edge of the entire thing, making sure to pay special attention to the overlapping back pieces so that the fabric didn’t get folded weirdly. I'm so glad Brooke! I took a class on binding the past weekend to help with this first quilt and it was not all that helpful. Leave a … QUILTsocial was created for all quilters, beginners and experts alike, to empower them with the skills, techniques, and creativity required to make quilts that will be cherished forever. I also don’t like to have my binding tight and snug against the quilt edge when I pull it around to the back, I like a little bit of wiggle room for when it’s washed and shrinks up. Thank you! How do you decide on thread color – do you match it to the color you used for the machine quilting? This looks nice. […], […] I ended up back with Cluck Cluck Sew for machine binding the quilt. By moving needle position and playing a little you will have the perfect line-up with the first row of stitches that attached the binding to the quilt. I try to always take the time to have a scrap square to test any stitches I may use. (If that makes any sense.). If I don’t, I won’t be able to see where to stitch. Once you have completed the assembly part of your quilt you will now want to know how to bind a quilt to completely finish it. Love the way it looks. Her blog is crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.com. Create the Binding and Stitch it to the Quilt. -Allison. I do tell them though that they can bend….. Yours is the first machine sewn binding that I actually like the look of. Makes it so simple! A quick google threw up this tutorial from cluckclucksew. I also want it to be durable so I use tiny stitches to stitch the binding in place. I have a question about your "stay-stitching" around the edge of the quilt before binding. I cut two 11×16″ pieces of fabric, and hemmed along the long edge on one side of both pieces. Genius. Overlap your binding. I like the idea, just not happy with the results – yet! I’ve got a great project lined up for tomorrow so be sure to come back and see what it is! (7:04) Clip binding strip to the back of your quilt making sure there are no seams landing at the corners (8:10); Here’s the how to bind a quilt by machine video tutorial! Sewing the binding to the front of the quilt using the Dual Feed Foot. I do love a handsewn binding though; somehow it gives me time to say goodbye to the process of making the quilt and embrace the finished item! HERE and HERE. I’m going to flip it over and sew from the back like you do in this tutorial! Love how colorful the quilt is that you used in your tute! I've always done it the same way, but once I've flipped it to the back and pinned it down, I'd always done the stitch in the ditch from the FRONT. I have a question though–how far over are you supposed to fold the binding to the back? You can’t do that by sewing machine. However, this is a perfectly acceptable way to put the binding on a quilt. You can see in the picture below, I use the edge of that opening in the Straight Stitch Foot as my guide for the seam allowance. It’s important to use the Dual Feed Foot for this process as we do not want that binding to stretch. It's frustrating. I got a new sewing machine for christmas that I am waiting impatiently for it's arrival. Thanks for a great tutorial; I like your method so much more than any of the ones that leave you with a seam down the binding so I shall have to give it a whirl. I am a new quilter and just binded my first lap quilt using your method! Super easy and it comes out perfectly every time! Good tutorial! What would you do? You’ll notice in the first picture below that the default setting of this stitch has the zags to the left. Thanks! Choose a place to start, and fold the binding strip over until it’s PAST the 1/4″ seam line that you made sewing the binding onto the front and pin.  This part is important…if you don’t pull the binding edge past that seam line…you’ll get stitches in your binding on the front. Â, (the other seam line in the photo is the stay-stitching after I’m done quilting…ignore it), Sew right along the edge of the binding on the back…you are trying to sew, Keep sewing until you reach a corner, stop 6″ before the corner, fold the bottom edge up, then the side edge over creating a nice mitered corner and pin.  Sew to the corner, leave your needle down and turn to sew down the other side.Â, Keep on sewing until you’re back at the start and you’re done!  If you did it right (it takes some practice!) Glad I saw your video. I don't have the patience for hand binding and this method leaves a much cleaner look. Got all excited when I saw the pins you use. This kind of pillow is called an envelope pillow, because you basically create an envelope that goes around the pillow insert. It seems like it helps you control the backing looking smoother if you stitch it from the back – Awesome step by step pics – thanks so much!!! :)). I've only made two quilts, but this method looks so much easier and prettier! Thanks again! It's been stitched and secured to the wrong side of your quilt. :) http://www.sewmccool.com/chinese-year-of-the-horse-hot-pad/, VERY helpful, well done pics. Each quilt is a little different. Elaine, Shaneka.   I just stuck this one in the […], […] I quilted it with diagonal straight lines, and machine bound it using this method.  After a quick wash and dry it’s ready to deliver to a new baby girl! It is clear and understandable and the pictures are great. Great tutorial.  Some things I might do differently next time, but overall, quite happy with how this one came out. Sew the binding on the back of your quilt the same way as shown above. In this case, I use my size 80/12 needle that I use for piecing. Thank you soooo much :). Just go slowly while you are learning and stitching on the back…eventually it becomes faster! I will try again. It looks great. thanks!! :) I'll have to give your method a try. This has been most helpful and I'll be coming back when I get to that stage. Thanks again for your great tutorial. I will try this method. Busy backing that won’t show the stitching. You can also sew these together with a mitered edge…I don’t bother because this method is so quick for me now.  It looks complicated and its really hard to explain/take photos of…but once you try it you’ll get it. After quilting and trimming your quilt (the white stippled section of diagram is the quilt, the grey is the table), begin by stitching your binding to the edge of the back of your quilt. Thanks for sharing and for the clear instructions! I don’t think I’m folding them over tighter than usual. I am not going to give directions for machine binding, as there are so many out there, my favorite is Allison’s at Cluck Cluck Sew. I finally got a new Janome, I finally got a walking foot, and I finally got this! What part do you sew and what part do you cut off? (Of course with a slab binding it didn’t matter.) Awesome! I’m going to try on in reverse as you’ve done here. I don’t hand stitch unless it’s something where I HAVE […], […] corner hang tabs on the back of my Growing Tree Grove using THIS method, and bound the quilt using THIS great tutorial by Cluck Cluck […], […] – unfortunately it’s really hard to see the quilting on the fray background! I know several people who do it well. Great tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing you really made my day..working binding on my second baby quilt and your pictures and directions helped me so much.. God Bless and keep posting I need all the help I can get :). If needed, checkout this awesome binding tutorial by Allison at Cluck Cluck […], […] to each side of your quilt with raw edges together.  There is a great tutorial on how to do this here. Pin the binding to a side of the quilt, matching the raw edges and leaving about a 10″ tail.  Start sewing under the pin using a 1/4″ seam allowance.   Use a walking foot. I'm definitely using it for my next quilt. The steps to quilt binding by machine: 1. Then if that stitching goes off, it won’t show. […], […] Use your last fat quarter of flannel to bind the checkerboard. I keep coming back to this tutorial, thank you again for the time for taking the pictures and explaining it. P.S. I have a suggestion. Very much appreciated. Once I’m even closer to the corner, I position the next side of the binding to create the mitered corner and hold it in place using the quilter’s awl. Thank you so much for this tutorial. To create the envelope, you need two pieces of fabric that overlap a few inches. Using the red guidelines on the Straight Stitch Foot at the corner. I am making my first baby quilt for my daughter's first baby and this tutorial was/is a lifesaver. Quilt Binding can be an easy, fun process you can complete in a day on your home sewing machine so your quilt can be used and enjoyed. […], […] quilted this one myself, and bound it with my machine binding technique you can find here. I like how you started on the front of the quilt instead of the back. Thanks….great pictures! I also work very pt at Hancock Fabrics and I promote those pins quite often. Normally when I use invisible thread, I change the needle to a small size because the invisible thread is very fine. Learn to Machine Bind your Quilt. Loved the idea and after a whole afternoon (binding was already made) I did it this way. If you’ve never sewn on binding before, Allison has a great tutorial on that too! Thanks for your tutorial! this is awesome! However, I’ve noticed over the past decade that many people are sewing their bindings to the back of the quilt and then pulling the binding to the front and stitching it in place with the sewing machine. I'm attempting machine binding for the first time tonight… need to get a quilt done by Saturday and I don't think I can get it done by hand that quickly… wish me luck! Some gifts are too…. For more tips and explanation I have a Machine Binding tutorial here. OR you can attach the strips with a diagonal seam. I finally bit the bullet and looked for tutorials online. Then I lined one of the pieces up with the top of the front panel, and the other piece with the bottom of the front panel (so they overlap) — making sure that the right sides are out. I either need to make sure that I allow enough time to get all my quilts bound in the way that I prefer, or I have to perfect this technique or I just learn to live with it! I chose this one because it looked simple and didn’t include any hand sewing. I do not find this neat. Thank you. Thanks again. Thanks for the tutorial! Thank you so much for this tutorial! This time, when you machine stitch the binding to the quilt, you’re going to stitch the binding to the BACK of the quilt. How do you stitch the two pieces together, by hand down the crease lines, with the tails up in the air to be cut off later? I was just thinking about to trying a machine binding cause it can be done quickly by me as well. What a great method. I mean I’m guessing you have one side of each V pinned together where the crease marks are, but I don’t get how they’re sewn together from that. This will leave a line of stitching on the backing. Ha! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Thank you for the tutorial. Same material, same batting, etc. Learn how your comment data is processed. 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