What do you call the edging of a quilt?
Borders: Strips of fabric that frame the edges of the quilt. You can have one or many borders in a quilt top. You may also have borders surrounding your quilt blocks, also known as sashing, or as part of quilt block design.
What are the parts of a quilt called?
Any quilt is made up of 5 main parts: the quilt top, the batting, the backing fabric, a binding and the quilting.
What is the layering order of materials in quilting?
The three layers are typically referred to as the top fabric or quilt top, batting or insulating material and the backing.
What is making a quilt called?
Patchwork. The process of making a quilt by sewing many small pieces of fabric together to create many different designs for a quilt top. It is also known as piecework. Penny Squares. A form of embroidery designs (also known as redwork) which uses red floss to trace simple line drawings on quilt blocks.
How do you finish a quilt edge without binding?
Bringing the backing fabric to the front is another way to finish the quilt’s edge without binding. To accomplish this, complete the quilt as for hand or machine quilting. Trim the batting only even with the front. Trim the backing 1″ larger than the completed top all around.
How close to the edge do you quilt?
If the outside border is made of pieced blocks, for example, flying geese, stay-stitch all the way around the edge of the quilt at 1/8 of an inch. This will prevent the seams from pulling apart. Stitching within 1/8 inch will fall inside the binding.