How do you match quilt binding?

What size should my quilt binding be?

If the size of your seam allowance is the regular ¼”, the ideal width for your quilt binding strips will range from 2” to 2 ½”. It all depends on your preferences. It can also be wider if you prefer a larger binding than the standard ¼” seam allowance width.

Should thread match binding or backing?

– Always use a good cotton thread, that matches the binding not the backing of the quilt. If the thread matches both, great – but it’s more important that the thread match the binding.

Should quilt binding be cut on the bias?

For a square quilt straight grain binding, meaning fabric strips cut cross grain or length-wise grain, will work well. If, however, you’re binding a quilt with curved edges, you’ll want to cut bias strips for your binding. The stretch in the bias makes it easier to maneuver the binding around the quilt’s curved edges.

Do you quilt before binding?

Binding a quilt is the final step in finishing. Before you bind, you need to somehow “quilt” your quilt. This means to attach the front and back, with batting in between.

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