You've just finished quilting and squaring up your quilt sandwich, and now you are ready for the final step of the quilt-making process: the binding.
This step is one of my favorites in a quilt project, and I'm excited to show you how to make a quilt binding in this post.
The binding not only affects the look of the quilt, but it also has the important job of securing and concealing the raw edges of the quilt sandwich.
The binding is crucial to ensure the edges don't fray or unravel over time.
How Wide Should Quilt Binding Be?
Before diving into the tutorial, let's go over quilt binding width and why it is important.
For the most part, the width of the binding is your personal preference and how you want your quilts to look.
Some quilters love the look of a wide binding around ½” or wider, but the most common binding width is ¼”.
To be sure you conceal and properly secure the raw edges, I wouldn't recommend a binding less than ¼” wide, just like a seam allowance.
If you use a narrower binding width, the binding fabric may come undone in the wash or over time and use.