Make Your Own Quilt Binding With Our Easy Tutorial

How to Make Quilt Binding

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. 

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23 Patriotic Quilt Patterns To Show Your All-American Spirit

patriotic quilt patterns

When thinking of nostalgic Americana hand-crafted artwork, what comes to your mind?

I know for me, quilts are at the top of my list. 

There’s something so heartwarming about patriotic quilts and the impact that quilting as a whole has had on the American sewing community. 

Though quilting did not originate in the United States, it has a rich history cherished to this day by communities and people from all walks of life.

In this post, I’ve curated 23 Americana quilt patterns to inspire you to embrace the good ole’ red, white, and blue.

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19 Easy And Exquisite Charm Pack Quilt Patterns

charm-pack-quilt-pattern

Precut fabrics are one of my favorite items to look at when I go to a fabric shop. 

They are well-thought-out assortments from different designer collections and can be used in a wide variety of ways when quilting.

One of the most popular precut sizes is the charm pack.

Today, I’ll explain what charm packs are and why they are so great, and then show you 19 quilt patterns using a charm pack. 

Charm pack quilts are a fantastic choice for anyone who wants to learn the basics of quilting, and I’m so excited to show you these beautiful options.

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17 Over The Rainbow Yellow Brick Road Quilt Patterns To Try

yellow brick road quilt pattern

Are you searching for a simple yet beautiful quilt pattern for your next quilt project? 

I would love to suggest a yellow brick road quilt to you.

Why?

Because the yellow brick road pattern is not only an easy-to-follow pattern but it can be put together fairly quickly too.

If you are a beginner quilter, this quilt pattern would be an excellent option for you to learn the fundamentals of quilting.

This post gives you 17 examples of the yellow brick road pattern to inspire you to create your own quilt.

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Make A Praise-Worthy Cathedral Window Quilt With Our Easy Tutorial

Cathedral Window Quilt

I recently searched on several quilting forums to see some of the most challenging quilt patterns other quilters attempted.

One of the most mentioned patterns was cathedral window quilt patterns.

This search got me thinking, what’s so tricky about this style of quilt making?

How do you quilt a cathedral window

I know that looking at the cathedral quilt design can seem daunting, but I’ve figured out the steps to create this seemingly complicated construction.

This tutorial will show you how to make a cathedral window quilt and give you some tips and tricks I’ve discovered in my quilting adventures.

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15 Super Easy Quilt Blocks That Make You Look Like An Expert

easy quilt blocks

Do you ever stumble across a quilt block and think, “Wow, that looks extremely complex! I can’t possibly create something like that.”

Well, what if I told you that you could create a lot of complicated-looking quilt patterns from easy quilt blocks.

Today, let’s dive into the world of easy quilt patterns that look hard and discover how you can create these beautiful, complex quilt patterns without having a massive headache over following the steps.

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