How do you bind a quilt without binding?

What is the easiest way to bind a quilt?

Trim one of the binding tails to the halfway mark on your quilt.

  1. Overlap your binding.
  2. Using a ruler, mark 1/2in past the trimmed edge and cut on this mark. …
  3. Join your two sides together with pins and sew using a 1/4in seam allowance.
  4. Finger press the seam open.
  5. Finish attaching the binding to the quilt back.

Can you bind a quilt using the backing?

If you plan on binding it with the backing fabric, you’ll need to leave an excess of about 2 or 3 inches of backing fabric. Before you can begin binding, you’ll need to square up your quilt. Tuck your backing out of the way and trim the other layers with your rotary cutter.

What is a self binding quilt?

Self-binding is a quick and easy way to bind small quilting projects. Also known as fold-over binding, a self-binding is made from excess backing fabric that’s trimmed to size and folded to the front side of the quilt to enclose the raw edges.

Do I quilt or bind first?

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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