A “2nd Helping”… How to Bind a Quilt

May 14th, 2010

Hellooooo!  As promised, we are sharing with you a quick tutorial on “how to bind a quilt”. Don’t let it scare you! It really is easy (or as I often say, “easy-peasy.”)

We wrote a few step-by-step tutorials on this process at www.YouCanQuiltThis.com. Here’s what you’ll find:

Once you have done those things, you are ready to bind that quilt! Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to bind a quilt. If you’d like photo instructions, you can find them in Part 1 and Part 2 at YouCanQuiltThis.com.

**Note** I just watched this video and realized I forgot to say this: After you have sewn your strips together to make one, continuous strip that will fit around your quilt, you then need to press your strip in half, length-wise. Phew…I got that in there. :)  Now you’ll have a double-layered strip that you can attach to your quilt as the binding. Ok, now watch the video….just picture me saying that. Thanks! 😉

Have a wonderful weekend friends! “See you” next Monday night!

  • Vicky
    May 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you. Corners are always such a hassle for me, I’ll try your technique, it looks really easy.

  • May 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Hi, Love your show! Great work! One more hint on the easy binding is using a temporary basting glue to keep the back binding in place as you SID. A friend told me about this and it works like a charm. I use Roxanne’s Glue Basting, but I imagine other temp adhesives would work, too.

  • May 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Kim you are so easy to follow! It’s like you’re here in my sewing room!

    when will you have that birthday table runner pattern available for purchase?
    I seriously want it!

  • Nancy Saller
    May 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I have a difficult time with hand stitching so I always sew on my binding to the back of the quilt, turn to the front and then machine stitch the binding – it always has a nice finished look! I love Diy Dish – keep up the good work! Thanks!

  • Kay Halford
    May 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I have thought that quilting was so hard but the way you showed it I think it will be easy so I think I will get some fabric and go quilting. Thanks Kay

  • Debbie
    May 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Wow! Mitering corners without crying! You’re a genious!

  • Rachel
    May 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks for the great tips on corners. You make binding look so easy :).

  • Megan
    October 17, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Where can I get the pattern for that runner? It is SOOO darling! I love it!

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  • Amber
    January 13, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Thank you soooooo much for the tutorial.

    I have only made a few quilts…and SID is the only way I’ve ever binded. However, I relied on a Quilting 101 book that I purchased several years ago before online resources were so prevalent. My resource book did not offer the mitered corner version like your tutorial.

    After you showed how to fold the mitered corner on the raw edge…I was a little disappointed you didn’t show the the last step of stitching in the ditch along the quilt edge…and especially the newly found mitered corners :) I honestly haven’t tried it yet but I’d love to see it done first.

    Thank you again!

  • February 29, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Thank you so much for your video tutorial. I also eyeball a lot of what I sew and a lot of videos that I saw for quilt binding while great they were however too laborious for me (too much measuring) and it seemed very daunting to me. Your way and style made sense to me. So I’m off to now bind my first quilt (for my son : ) ! You ladies rock.

  • Haley
    April 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Oh wow.. I wasn’t afraid of binding I just had NO CLUE what I was doing. This video is fantastic. I can’t thank you enough. I’m finishing my first quilt for my little boy and he’s going to be so excited!! Couldn’t have finished without you. :)

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  • February 6, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Where are the printed instructions for binding a quilt. Saw the video which is great, but would like to have written instructions. Thanks!

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    February 28, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    The links don’t seen to work… :(

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  • Michelle Konka
    February 6, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I’m trying to find your site: info@theDIYdish.com. Is it still available? Looking for your quilting lessons before this binding one. I love how you explain things, so hoping the previous lessons are still available.

    Thank You

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