Folding (a, b) and stitching (c) a double-fold binding. regular double fold binding (go here for my tutorial for that), Answers, questions and an Artisan Cotton winner, Scraptastic Tuesday - reducing the new scraps, Artisan Cotton Blog Hop - starting Monday, Q1 FAL list of things I sure hope to finish. Finish sewing the binding in place with a 1/4" seam. 17. If you want to make your first mini quilt or mug rug, using a double fold quilt binding may cause unsightly folds and other difficulties during the quilting process. (except my first corner I didn't pull it back far enough and caught it in the seam, second time I didn't) Thank you Leeanne. finishing up the binding ON THE QUILT has always escaped me. Make two bindings. 13. You've shown me an easier way - I really appreciate this. Very cool! You are binding a beautiful quilt, Julie! I had a 36"x36" Christmas advent calendar that needed a binding. Stop stitching 1/4" before the end of the side, back stitch and cut your threads. Benefits: Flexibility and pliability. Single Fold Straight Grain Binding I often use single fold binding on my small quilt projects like mug rugs, table runners and small banner or wall hangings.For these projects, I usually cut my binding 1 ½” wide. There are 2 exclusive free patterns that you will receive in your e... strip long enough to go around the entire quilt. The majority of quilters use double-fold straight-grain binding or single-fold straight-grain binding, unless the quilt has curved edges, in which case they opt for bias binding. How to How To Make Single Fold Quilt Binding. Save yourself from frustration by reading this Single Fold Binding Tutorial to learn how to bind a quilt in a streamline method. I was going to make exactly the same comment as Laura, but that would have looked dumb, so I'll just say thanks. 5. Great tutorial; perfect pictures and descriptions! Best binding I ever done, it was full and smooth. Today, I am making a mug rug. You will have a delicate finished appearance with less bulk on smaller quilt bindings. My job was to make the label and bind. Preview the Journey to Nebula Exclusive Patterns & It's the Last Chance to Sign Up for the Journey. I'm a long time quilter, and I am a very visual learner (several things I just cannot do unless I have someone teach me in person). (This will account for the 1/4" seam allowance needed on each of the pieces. Double-fold, also sometimes called French fold, is the sturdiest way to fold your binding for quilts, especially when they are anticipated to get a lot of use (aka - frequent washing). 22. How To Make Single Fold Quilt Binding. When talking about straight grain binding, single fold binding is created from width of fabric strips that are joined together. Mark the 1/4" on the binding if needed. Nice, but I have a binder for my Husqvarna Viking that zips that right on ! I like this. I should mention that some people, instead stop stitching and pivot to 45 degrees and stitch off the corner, and if that is your usual practice, it works well too. I tried this after your tute on Katy's blog and it works very well. Once the binding is ironed in place, remove the glass head pins and replace them with wonder clips. As with a French quilt binding, single-fold binding can be cut on the crosswise or lengthwise grain (no stretch) for straight quilts. 6. Miter each corner as you go. All rights reserved. I may start practicing machine binding on smaller quilts just cause I find they're less frustrating to screw up on! Thank you for this tutorial. I sew double fold binding very similar to how I sew single fold bias tape. Cut 2.5” strips. Cut along the new line to trim off the excess binding. This is the length of binding you need to make. With quilt binding, the warp and weft of the binding are running vertically and horizontally. It wi... 2021 is fast approaching & I'm getting excited for the Nebula Block of the Month to kickoff in January! ° angle as shown below if it is not already cut at a. Gently press the binding in place on top of the glass head pins. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Today my goal was to finish a WIP. Single Fold binding is how I was first taught to bind a quilt by my friend Lorraine, on more recent quilts I have used double fold binding. 13. It's funny how the dots all lined up in such a way that it almost looks like you've used a solid to bind this mini from the back! Single Fold Binding - Tutorial I've read from a lot of people that they'd love to improve their bindings, so I thought I'd do a tutorial for Single Fold Binding. This is not what I use to bind large quilts, but I do use it for binding small items like doll quilts, mug rugs, place mats, and table runners. A raw edge is stitched, right sides together, along the perimeter of the quilt (usually the front), pressed away and around to the other side of the quilt (usually the back) where the second raw edge is finger folded back, making a fold. It should be 90. 10. Bias binding is a durable way to finish a quilt. Step 1 Sew binding strips RST (right sides together) with diagonal Thanks for the tutorial. The only difference is that a round/curved edge is slightly harder to sew so you’ll need to use lots of pins to attach your single fold … So on to the single fold tutorial…. ... Precut Bias Quilt Binding on Rolls: This type of binding is made and supplied by the same manufacturer's that produce the quality quilt fabric you'll find in your local quilt store. So to that person - a big thank you! Love the back too. It should lay flat & you shouldn't be able to tell which seam was the last seam sewn together in the binding. Trim off selvedges. Enter your email address to havemy blog delivered to your email. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to sew single fold bias binding for armscye but the same principle works for any curved or straight edge. Pin the quilt binding to the side of the quilt or align it as you sew. The single fold binding gives a nice 1/4" edge to the small quilt which is not too thick. 15. ... I’m hosting a sew along! Double-fold quilt binding differs from other types of bindings (single fold and French) only in how it’s folded. Cut single fold binding … I've only ever done double binding, so I never was able to mentally picture how single fold worked when you flipped over to stitch it down on back of the quilt. This then becomes the edge of your binding and you will fold and line up this edge as your starting cut your strips. I'll post a picture on Instagram and tag you. Single binding is done by using one layer of fabric and folding it over on to itself. I use straight of the grain fabric strips for almost all of my quilts. Turn under 1/4-inch and lightly press along the entire binding strip. I can not wait till our Sept. retreat to try it out. Fold it back onto the quilt as shown and put a pin in place to hold it. I didn't like the binding I put one at all so made another one and sewed it over the first one. This means that a single fiber is running along the length of the edge of your quilt and is taking the majority of the wear and tear. 4 Your Health this link opens in a new tab; Allrecipes this link opens in a new tab; All People Quilt this link opens in a new tab; Better Homes & Gardens this link opens in a new tab; Bizrate Insights this link opens in a new tab; Bizrate Surveys this link opens in a new tab; Cooking Light this link opens in a new tab; Daily Paws this link opens in a new tab First I line up the ends of the binding so that they just meet and fold them back on themselves. I THINK I GOT IT! 14. As an Amazon Affiliate, I may earn commission from qualifying purchases. Trim the seam allowance to a 1/4" and press seams open. Double-fold binding has two layers of fabric covering the raw edges of the quilt. The center crease should lie along the very edge of the quilt. Lay the starting tail of the binding on top of the long end as shown and use a ruler to mark the location on the longer piece. Match the pins with the binding strips at 90 degrees to each other. I came across single fold binding instructions somewhere online about 6 months ago - but for the life of me cannot remember where. 16. Fold the fabric yardage in half, and in half again, and line up the fold on the cutting mat. Single fold binding has come to mean sewing an unfolded strip of fabric to the edge of a quilt, then wrapping the raw edge around to the back, tucking in the edge, and sewing in place {essentially folding it like double fold bias tape…see where the confusion begins? 12. I've definitely struggled when binding small items. Just as I fold back the edge of my bias tape before I begin, I also do that to my binding. How about you?!? It’s best used for quilts that will be hung for display or gently used and not washed often. Take the quilt to your ironing board and lay it down with the back of the quilt facing up. When working with miniature quilts, wall hangings and uneven lines, single fold binding is appropriate. No part of this tutorial may be reproduced without written consent of Jaybird Quilts. I prefer a hand stitched binding too but on bigger projects I procrastinate. Nice. Fold the fabric yardage in half, and in half again, and line up the fold on the cutting mat. For small projects with no batting in the quilt sandwich (or if thinner materials are used) a 2″ (5cm) wide strip works well. the binding strip fabric is folded in half, bringing the edges together on one side, resulting in 2 layers of fabric hugging the raw edge of your quilt sandwich. The only exception is that I don’t have a “ditch” to sew into. Sandwich and quilt your project as usual. Fold each of the binding strips back on themselves leaving an eighth inch space between them. On the back side, use the blind-stitch to hand stitch the binding in place along the remaining crease, stitching directly over the machine stitching line. A Scraptastic Tuesday, FAL, and DYQ ... My Tutorial for the FAL is over at Katy's today, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Quilting and handmade are favourites. It's called Journey to Nebula . 24. This type of binding, as the name suggest, covers the quilt's edges with a single layer of fabric. I find it is less fiddly to do this than to try to press under that edge after it is sewn onto the quilt. thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you, Julie! Lay the long end of the binding on the quilt as shown. How to Bind a Quilt using Double Fold Binding. 7. 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