Once you get to a corner, stop sewing and leave the needle down, and pivot the quilt so that the mitered edge is facing you. Welcome to Stitching Sewcial! I do like the pressing methods and the glue would be helpful. On a patterned backing it won’t show. I use this method, too. Traditionally, binding is sewn by machine to the front of a quilt, turned around to the back and hand sewn. I have a Nouvelle 1500S Brother sewing machine and cannot raise the pin feed eventhough it has the pin installed and I try all the positions of the lever, what am I doing wrong. I usually have a line on the back where I've sewn to the front. First time…needed improvement second time, perfect! I always machine sew a double binding on the front then hand stitch to the back. And I couldn’t remember. I have developed stiffness in my hands and hand sewing is becoming less of an option (especially on large quilts). So, in November of 2008, on a shoestring budget, we bought a small brick building in Hamilton that would fit a longarm quilting machine and started the Missouri Star Quilt Company! When you get back to the side of the quilt that you started on, stop sewing about 12 inches from where you started to attach the binding. I'd like to perfect this technique for my charity quilts. Using a ¼” seam allowance, begin to sew the binding to the quilt. Quilt Binding .. ... Patchwork Quilting Quilting Tips Quilting Tutorials Sewing Tutorials Sewing Hacks Missouri Star Quilt Tutorials Beginner Quilting Sewing Basics Quilting Projects. It also looks nice using decorative stitches. I use machine binding on all my quilts now. The trick is to use a sewing gauge & pin the binding the same width all the way around. Optional: I use a Brother Lock 1034D Serger to cover the raw edges of the quilt and binding. When you get back to the side of the quilt that you started on, sew over the first sew stitches that you made, back stitch a couple of stitches to lock the seam, and then remove the quilt from the sewing machine without using the automatic thread cutter. Materials: 1/2 to 1 yard of fabric (to cut strips for the binding) A sewing machine Thread A handheld needle (for last details) Be sure to adjust the pressure of the presser foot as well as the feed dog level to the settings required for use with this foot, referring to the settings in the manual. Use a straight edge and a pencil to lightly draw a line between the points where the bottom strip meets the top strip. method for many years. Very neat. Check-in … I might have to make a minor adjustment at a corner or two. Jenny has a nice tutorial on flange binding. Hand stitching takes forever, & my arthritic hands no longer are up to the task. I sew the binding to the front, then turn it to the back. Fabric by the Yard. Do you know what I mean? Is there some kind of method where you can machine stitch the binding to front and back at the same time? It’s ok if the binding seems a little shorter than the quilt during pinning. I am almost finished with a quilt now and I am just so tired of looking at it I want to be done. Hold in place with your fingers or a pin if you prefer. Welcome to Stitching Sewcial! First, trim off extra batting and backing and square up … This takes care of it for me. This year, I had the great opportunity to participate in the Missouri Star Quilt … I don’t have a pin-feed foot, but I use my Stitch-in-the-Ditch foot attached to my Mu-Vit foot. Brilliant tutorial! Again, thank you for the great job documenting your process. Continue to sew along the edge of the quilt until you are about a ¼” away from the bottom. Trim and Square the Quilt. I just happened to watch this yesterday. Continue to sew the binding to the quilt, treating each of the four corners as we have above. All Content Copyright Missouri Star Quilt Co LLC. I have been quite delighted to use it on the dozens and dozens of placemats prized by family members and numerous lap/baby quilts I’ve completed. Today we are going to talk about binding your quilt start to finish, even ending it. Finger press the seam open. Start in the middle of one side, line up the raw edges of the binding with the raw edges of the quilt, leaving the top of the binding with the 45 degree fold and a few inches below it free. With your tutorial I may have greater success. I love the look of handsewing the binding, but my stitches cannot hold up on a quilt that is used and frequently laundered. And no one has ever returned a quilt to me because of it. Step 2 To add mitred corners on quilt binding, use a binding clip to hold the corner, fold the binding back down onto your quilt, aligning the raw edges along the next side. How can I print this out? Thanks Pam. Pivot the quilt so that the foot is lined up with the next side of the quilt, and continue to sew along the edge of the binding. fiddly but sews both sides at once, iron and make own binding. I hope you have a wonderful day. I use a 3.0 length stitch. I have a Pfaff machine (so no Pin Foot), but by moving my needle position and using an adjustable Seam Guide achieves a precisely finished edge which looks far better than anything I could have hand stitched. Sew the Binding to the Back Side of the Quilt. And have battled the binding. Just in time. The pin feed and Pin-feed foot is only available on the Brother PQ1500SL and PQ1500SLPRW machines. This is a very detailed tutorial, and very well done, but I can’t imagine how it is less time consuming than sewing it to the back, as I do. http://bit.ly/babyquiltwithflangebinding - Missouri Star One Block Baby Quilt with Flange Binding: Easy Quilting Tutorial with Jenny Doan. Top stitch along the edge of the binding, using the edge of the pin feed foot as a guide. Square up your quilt and remove any excess fabric or batting with a rotary cutter and straight edge if necessary. Then raise the feed dog back after positioning the quilt. Learn how to make your own binding strips with mitered corners and attach it to a quilt. I connect the ends a little differently using a technique I learned from a Missouri Star Quilt Company YouTube video. Turn the quilt over so that the top is facing up, and pull the binding up from the back so that it lays flat, extending beyond the edge of the quilt. Rob demonstrates how to finish a quilt with machine binding done a home sewing machine. Then I miter the corner by folding the binding back on itself and continuing to attach to the next side. This is Girly Girl fabric, and this is part of that line. I’ve saved them for quick reference. I stitched in the ditch from the front of the quilt, catching the back by feeling it and ending with a back finish about 1/8″from the edge of the binding. Precut Fabric. check out the. Overlap your binding. Hello Adelina, Thank you for your question. In regards to your question, if I am reading this correctly the answer would be ‘yes’ on the corners. Here you can see how much binding is left unsewn. I really appreciate this tutorial. This foot helps move all layers of fabric and batting through the machine. Prepare to sew the strips of fabric together to create a continuous length of binding. Bring the quilt back to the machine and sew the ends of the binding together, using the fold on the fabric as a guide, and backstitching at the beginning and end to lock the seam. I hit it right on most of the time. Fold the binding in half along its length, lining up the raw edges of the fabric, and press with a hot iron. I hand sew down the corners on the back to secure them well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fJUoKEt-Ms, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2XJW3rhH3w, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQgjp4Upt8w&t=1016s, https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...uri+star+quilt, If this is your first visit to the Missouri Star Quilt Co's "Quilter's Forum", be sure to As far as the 9mm Flat Felled foot, we do not have that item. It’s fast and holds up well through repeated washings. This helps me with heavy projects. Explore. Thank you. Also, does Brother sell a 9mm flat felled foot for my VQ3000? Remove the strips from the sewing machine and remove the excess fabric with scissors, leaving a ¼” seam allowance. I do all of the binding for my quilts completely by machine, instead of finishing it by hand. remove foot and quilt together, slide foot along binding , fold corner, peg, then insert quilt back in binding foot, slide back up to corner reattach to sewing machine, line up needle,on sewn line generally place binding around the quilt and add pegs before sewing start sewing to corner removing the pegs as go. This looks soo much easer and the results are beautiful. Therefore, I resorted to machine finishing the binding by machine. Just use the same color thread in the bobbin as was used in the quilting. As far as bulky corners, I do trim off the corners before I fold the binding to the front to sew it down. Thank you for joining us at Missouri Star Quilt Company’s tutorials. I always do hand sewing of the binding. When attaching the binding, I sew to within 1/4″ of the next side and stop, and backstitch. Happy quilting! Rotate the quilt so that the edge that you just sewed is on the top. Machine stitches are not “more secure” than hand sewing the binding. Then fold the unsewn section of binding in half and press with a hot iron. And it saves a lot of time!! I have been watching videos the last few days for binding and this far exceeds any I have watched. Finally, I pin the remaining spaces in between before beginning to stitch. I can see how machine binding would be useful for quilts that might get frequent machine washing, such as a baby quilt. you can see it right here and I wanted to bring it in in that binding. Fold the binding up toward the top, creating a 45 degree fold, perpendicularly on top of itself. You would want to cut the corners short before doing the binding. This is a wonderful tutorial and appreciate the comprehensive instruction you provided. Then backstitch to lock the seam, snip the threads and remove the quilt from the machine. Thank you for sharing this technique so clearly and concisely!! Thanks you for the clear instructions. Keep the binding taught and pin it in place. There are a lot of loose threads and by running them through the serger, everything is kept nice and tidy. Great video! Thanks so much for validating how well this process can work for those of us that are not purist handquilters or planning to enter our quilts in a show or have problems with arthritis when doing hand sewing. Perhaps not quite as useful as a pin-feed, but still helpful. At first, we only offered machine quilting services and sold a few quilt fabrics and quilting supplies. (But I was machine binding before my hands got worse.) Method 2: Machine stitching the binding to the back of the quilt The first step is to prep the binding the same way you would to stitch the binding down by hand. So glad you like it Soozie! I do not iron it ahead of time. Minnie. When you get to a corner, open it up and press with an iron. It is completely up to you. Unpin the binding and line up the two ends so that they’re perpendicular to each other, just as when you constructed the binding from the individual strips of fabric. Jenny will share tips and techniques for color design, quick piecing (chain sewing and nesting your seams), how to square a block, machine quilting and binding ALL IN ONE DAY!! I can’t wait to try it out. Really enjoyed reading and the pictures were so helpful. My next binding will be done by machine. crazy mom quilts a binding tutorial. Basically, join them just like you would when making your binding strips initially, which works very well. Terms of Use | Disclaimer. So that is how you sew a binding. Place one strip over another, right sides together, and overlapping perpendicular to each other. Required fields are marked *, © 2021 Stitching Sewcial All Rights Reserved. DIY And Crafts. See several options for machine binding that make use of the binding tool, a lapel stick, wonder clips, and Steam-a-Seam 2. Thanks for this very useful information. The result is a clean finished edge that is more secure than it would be if I had sewn it by hand, and it takes much less time as well. May 7, 2016 - By popular demand, Jenny Doan shows how to bind with a sewing machine.. Don’t have a pin feed foot, but on my last binding I used the zipper foot and it worked great. Using the total of the 4 edges I make my binding and allow the extra length as your method does. Quilting. This method would be very helpful to people with arthritis in their hands. This looks so much easier. Fabric Crafts. Click here to get supplies: http://bit.ly/machinebindingRob demonstrates how to finish a quilt with machine binding done a home sewing machine. You might notice that when the binding is pinned in place, that it will want to bring up the corner and edge the quilt. Bring the unsewn section of the binding that is to the right (the end that you started with) and lay it over the pinned end of the opened binding. There’s enough room in the quilting world for both without denigrating one. I will try this tonight It’s a lovely quilt and a great tutorial but you should be more careful of your judgements tone toward other quilt makers. Treat each corner like you did above. I do this almost exactly the same. This page was generated at 06:11 PM. This is a little tumbler quilt I made using our Tumbler Template here at the Missouri Star. In regards to the Pin Feed Foot, I would recommend reaching out to your local Authorized Brother Dealer and ask if they can order that for you. Just move your needle a couple of clicks to the right and it will hold you in a perfectly straight line each time. Thank you! I used this technique once in a class a few years ago. So many good ideas to use to bind a quilt. I prefer to have that line of quilting on the back, which is why I sew the binding to the back and flip it to the front, rather than the reverse, which is how it is traditionally done. Remove the quilt from the sewing machine and lay the unsewn section of binding along the edge of the quilt to check that it lays properly along the edge and is the correct length needed to finish the quilt. Bring the quilt back to the sewing machine and begin to sew the binding to the next side, starting at the top, and backstitching a few stitches to lock the seam. Your email address will not be published. Do you miter the corners the same way and is there anything else I need to know? If it had curvy quilting, the stitching line on the back would look out of place. Use a hand sewing needle to pull all loose threads to the back of the quilt and burry them in between the batting and the back of the quilt. I’m just so excited to be here at Missouri Star Quilt Co.’s blog! Your binding is finished! Don’t make this into a competition between hand quilting and machine quilting. I use strips that are 2 ½” wide. And it takes sooooo long! Thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial. Great pics and instructions. Thanks for all the details.Kosie. This is fine as the edge will lay down once the binding is finished. I have a Brother and a Babylock emb. HOT DOG! Pin the two sides together, placing the crease on the top edge directly over the line on the bottom piece that you just marked. I have tried machine binding, but it was a mess. I’ve been using a variation of this Here is what I do differently : I measure length and width at the center from raw edge to edge as this is the most stable part of the quilt. Pin the unsewn section of the binding to the edge of the quilt, lining up the raw edges of the binding with the raw edges of the quilt. Thank you for showing the how to.. Backstitch a few stitches to lock the seam. So as you go along you can turn it over and you can see that it just leaves a nice folded edge that looks perfect. Continue to sew along the edge of the quilt until you are about a ¼” away from the bottom. Your email address will not be published. Can you use this with the corners curved at the bottom of the quilt so the corners will not go to the floor. Thank you so much for this! Leave about a 6-inch tail. This is the very best instructions I have seen. Open the unsewn section of binding on the left hand side and place it so that the binding lays right side up along the edge of the quilt. Thank you for joining us at Missouri Star Quilt Company’s tutorials. So what you are going to do when you get your quilt all quilted like this it’s completely done and quilted its time to bind it. I am not very keen on any sort of handstitching. Thank you again! It doesn't bother me if there is a sewing line on the back either. I’ll definitely use this method on my next quilt; talk about time saving! Makes sense. I would love to keep this so I can learn to use it. More information... People also love these ideas Pinterest. Thanks for the comment. Many thanks. It took me 3 days to hand sew my last quilt. Welcome to Stitching Sewcial. Thanks Elaine. This technique adds an additional line of quilting, as we aren’t trying to stitch in the ditch. Times are changing for the better if I can get this online! Or a video I can watch or something? And here’s what it looks like from the back. Just the thought of hand hemming a queen size at this point, just ugh. Thank you for posting this, I love to make quilts, but binding not so much. It's just quicker & easier. Then backstitch to lock the seam, snip the threads and remove the quilt from the machine. I miter the corners they come out perfect. Thanks for your time. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Learn how to add just the right finishing touch to your projects with Natalie Earnheart of Missouri Star Quilt Co. Answering real questions from real quilters, Natalie breaks down directions like “quilt and bind as desired” into bite-sized lessons to help you complete your quilts. Continue reading “How To Figure Yardage For Quilt Binding” Posted on May 16, 2017 February 18, 2020. I just finished a baby quilt, on deadline, I might add. Hi! Now I’ll be able to finish them more easily and quickly. The technique that I’ve developed is a bit different than binding is traditionally done, because I sew the binding on the back of the quilt, flip it around to the front, and then top stitch it down to finish it. Try dropping the feed dogs to insert the quilt under the needle. Thank you for the kind words Janice. After all of the strips are sewn together, make a 45 degree fold in the strip by bringing the wrong sides of the fabric together to form a diagonal crease, about 1 ½” from the top of the binding. The Pin-feed is built-into the machine. Then I measure, mark and pin the center of each side. That's the way I do mine. I love this. I run the glue along the threads from the serger, fold the binding over, and set with a hot iron. Hi there, everyone! 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