Perfect 90 degree corners. hello…you actually forgot to say in the instructions that you first stitched all the way around the quilt to hold all layers together. Thanks for the tutorial. :). I didn’t find a difference in using either of the interchangeable feet for this first part. : ) Love it! I used this tutorial. The biggest beef I have about binding is that most people stitch their binding to the quilt top with a quarter inch seam. Each quilt is a little different. Here’s what I propose to help solve the issue. However I have to say that this mitered corner does look very neat and I could always go back and hand stitch that corner down. Have sewn several quilts, had them quilted and they have sat waiting for binding. New to quilting and found this a great help. Then press that whole long strip in half, wrong sides together. In this case, I use my size 80/12 needle that I use for piecing. Stitching the final binding seam on the front of the quilt by machine. And now it’s crucial that I use the Changeable Zigzag Foot on the Dual Feed Foot. What is Quilt Binding? I do all my quilts this way, so by now I’ve become fairly quick at it.  I still love a hand-stitched binding, but I’m more confident that my machine bound quilts can withstand lots of washings and use from my family.  I always machine bind baby quilts…because we all know that baby quilts get washed all.the.time. I got a new sewing machine for christmas that I am waiting impatiently for it's arrival. I thought my mom exaggerated when she said sewing on the binding […], […] FINISHING Labelling Quilts Add a hanging sleeve […], […] 10. I will try this method. If you have a walking foot you can use that, I am using an old vintage 15-91 Singer and the walking feet … Choose a place to start, and fold the binding strip over until it’s PAST the 1/4″ seam line that you made sewing the binding onto the front and pin.  This part is important…if you don’t pull the binding edge past that seam line…you’ll get stitches in your binding on the front. Â, (the other seam line in the photo is the stay-stitching after I’m done quilting…ignore it), Sew right along the edge of the binding on the back…you are trying to sew, Keep sewing until you reach a corner, stop 6″ before the corner, fold the bottom edge up, then the side edge over creating a nice mitered corner and pin.  Sew to the corner, leave your needle down and turn to sew down the other side.Â, Keep on sewing until you’re back at the start and you’re done!  If you did it right (it takes some practice!) I usually stitch in the ditch on the front, but sometimes the binding isn't sewn down as evenly on the back. My walking foot does not look like the one in your pictures.Thank You posting this seems so much easier. In this method to machine bind a quilt you will join the ends of your binding for a seamless finish. I am going to try it on my Christmas mug rugs. Thank goodness – I’m not the only one in the Universe who doesn’t like the empty binding! This method is so clear and easy to follow and you know what now? Thanks for this Allison… you have a great way of explaining things. I shall do some more experimenting and when the next machine comes my way – I shall endeavor to work it in. Just practice a lot and you’ll get it and love it! Thanks! I've always done my binding by hand because I didn't like the stitching on the front of the binding. Just go slowly while you are learning and stitching on the back…eventually it becomes faster! I just got excited to find someone who is on the same page as myself. […], […] quilted this one myself, and bound it with my machine binding technique you can find here. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to attach that strip to the quilt using your sewing machine. Cool! I either need to make sure that I allow enough time to get all my quilts bound in the way that I prefer, or I have to perfect this technique or I just learn to live with it! You can see the long pointy thing in the picture below. Thank you soooo much :). Line up the binding and quilt raw edges. This post shows my complete method for machine binding a quilt, from start to finish! I thought the stitches were supposed to go on the top of the binding, and I never liked that look, so I sewed them down by hand. So much faster than hand-binding, and it looks lovely. […], […] If you are binding the play mat as I did, prepare your binding strips. thank you for this great tutorial .. i have just finished my second ever quilt .. the first one i hand stiched the binding on the back but the one that I just finished this rvo (a small baby quilt) i used this technique !!!! We tried so many methods, but we could never get our machine-stitched binding to look “professional.” So we resorted to hand sewing our quilts’ binding for a long, long time. THANK YOU!  I cut my binding strips 3″ wide, and I’m glad I did, as this is a little more bulky than a normal quilt (if you are really good at binding, 2 1/2″ will probably work for you). Thanks for your tutorial! I think that makes perfect sense….strength for the babies wash! Why haven’t I seen this way to bind on the reverse before?? It is SO important to sew to the left of the seam line, but it took me forever to figure that out on my own! I chose this one because it looked simple and didn’t include any hand sewing. Hi Sharon! This method is what I ended up with. I’m going to turn the quilt so the quilt top is face up and I’ll pull that binding to the front and very carefully stitch it in place. You won’t be able to see where your binding starts and stops. Follow the photos or watch the short video clips below. Yesterday, I provided a couple of ideas for getting them organized. My least, Purple Quilter Queen, http://www.sewmccool.com/chinese-year-of-the-horse-hot-pad/, http://www.canoeridgecreations.com/2013/02/double-fold-binding-tutorial-part-one.html, Scrappy Strips Quilt Tutorial | Cluck Cluck Sew, handmade kid chess set {perfect christmas gift!} P.S. I have a suggestion. By moving needle position and playing a little you will have the perfect line-up with the first row of stitches that attached the binding to the quilt. All rights reserved. When I was first learning this tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew helped me immensely and honestly it is still one of the best out there. Loved the idea and after a whole afternoon (binding was already made) I did it this way. The only part I didn't quite follow, and it's because I am a complete beginner, is the part where the two ends of the binding strip is joined together. […], […] Machine Binding Tutorial, Cluck Cluck Sew […], […] Cluck Cluck Sew’s Binding Tutorial […], […] I finished it with simple straight lines to form diamond shapes, and machine bound it with my favorite method.  […], […] hour by machine binding. Old habits die hard and I always stitched that mitered corner when I hand stitch the binding. I’ve have learned this the hard way. Thank you. You can see in the second photo the changes I made from the default settings. Our goal is also to keep viewers abreast of new quilting products, and how to use them effectively to make quilting easier and enjoyable. Thanks for the tutorial! :). Love your blog!!! There are a few ways to match and sew the ends of the binding together. Sew the binding onto the quilt FRONT first. I finished a teacher gift using your tutorial just a little bit ago. Jenn. All you can see is a nice straight line of stitches in the quilt, and it blends in nicely with the quilting. I am not going to give directions for machine binding, as there are so many out there, my favorite is Allison’s at Cluck Cluck Sew. I must say that I enjoy binding more and appreciate your wonderful, excellent and precise instructions! ?  Hopefully it’ll work for you as well as it has for me! […], […] this long strip to bind the runner together as you would a quilt. I’ve tried this method before but don’t like the look of the stitches on top either. To Machine Bind a Quilt, Just Sew the Binding to the Quilt’s Back Side I’ll tell you what I like and what I don’t like! In this method the binding is applied to the back of the quilt and brought around to the front, glue-basted down, and edge-stitched from the front. Great tutorial. I followed this tutorial to sew on the binding by machine. (If that makes any sense.). […], […] Finished! I really love the look of a hand-turned binding, so yours definitely appeals. at my city’s quilt and fabric shop where I have much more room to work on my BFF’s wedding quilt which is an extra long queen sized. You said you’re making your bindings at 2 1/2. I would add to make sure your bobbin thread color blends well with the fabric of the front side. This looks great and your tutorial was very well done. There is another great machine binding tutorial by Cluck Cluck […] :). See all our, 2 reasons to use the Dual Feed Foot (Walking Foot). You can decide if you prefer the Interchangeable Straight Stitch Foot or the Interchangeable Zigzag Foot for the job. ⠀ I tend to sew on the front binding more than not. Sort of, you can stitch from the front and try to make sure you catch the edge of the back, but I like the look better of no stitches in the front binding (stitches will be on the quilt top but usually blend in with the quilting) so I stitch it down on the back. Or you could use a very busy backing and a matching thread. this is awesome! I'm going to pin it so I can find it when I need it. FREE PDF download is available for a limited time only. My binding is cut 2 5/8″ wide to allow for some of the fabric being lost in the foldover, and I’ve found a method to mitre the corners by not folding but sewing them. Sewing the binding to the front of the quilt using the Dual Feed Foot. If I don’t, I won’t be able to see where to stitch. Turn the corners, do the final join – everything is the same. Hi friends! I've tried a zillion and one ways (including this method) and mine never look good AT. The picture that goes along with that description shows the 2 unsewn edges pinned together. CC. Her blog is crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.com. Privacy Policy - Contact us Copyright © 2021 A Needle Pulling Thread. I know several people who do it well. Yes – it’s faster than hand stitching but I find it very stressful to do.     Flirt is in stores […], […] of 12 blocks (all five inch blocks). Have a great day! Reluctantly, I had to learn how to sew bindings this way because at work we often have very tight deadlines to get quilts ready and there’s no time for hand stitching. Here is another great tutorial that shows sewing the binding strips together that way: http://www.canoeridgecreations.com/2013/02/double-fold-binding-tutorial-part-one.html She has great pictures of that part! Learn how your comment data is processed. […], […] machine binding tutorial cluck cluck sew Sewing Quilt Binding By Machine Size: 310 X 800 | Source: cluckclucksew.com […], […] machine binding tutorial cluck cluck sew Sewing Quilt Binding On Size: 540 X 675 | Source: cluckclucksew.com […], […] machine binding tutorial cluck cluck sew Quilt Binding Without Hand Sewing Size: 610 X 407 | Source: cluckclucksew.com […], […] machine binding tutorial cluck cluck sew Patchwork Quilt Without Sewing Machine Size: 610 X 407 | Source: cluckclucksew.com […], […] machine binding tutorial cluck cluck sew How To Finish Sewing Quilt Size: 610 X 407 | Source: cluckclucksew.com […], […] machine binding tutorial cluck cluck sew Instructions For Patchwork Quilt Size: 610 X 407 | Source: cluckclucksew.com […], […] machine binding tutorial cluck cluck sew Elegant Sewing Bias Binding On A Quilt Size: 540 X 577 | Source: cluckclucksew.com […], […] different ways to machine bind a quilt and again nothing is wrong. How to Machine Bind a Quilt 1. Making beautiful borders with your walking foot. I must really suck at binding. Here are a couple of great binding tutorials. Thank you for the tips about the Husqvarna Viking Adjustable Bias Binding foot and the wider binding. Most of us are taught to bind a quilt by machine-sewing the binding to the front side of the quilt sandwich, then folding the binding to the back and whip-stitching it down by hand. I like your method for the corners…it makes much better sense than the method I was taught. Thank you for the tutorial, still using it in 2017!! Faster too, me thinks! I recently wrote one on my blog for binding quilts. Your quilt binding is done so nice. We just wanted to master machine binding! The difference between binding by machine and binding by hand is where you’ll start sewing. I was ready to give up until your suggestion of using the same thread color or make the binding and backing the same busy fabric. With all the work you’ve done so far, I can pretty much guarantee that this will be cake. I love this method and am not going back! It is clear and understandable and the pictures are great. Leave a … This tutorial helps to know exactly where to fold over your binding and to stitch on the side that needs the stitching. I’m hoping to have a tutorial up sometime soon on binding, but until then, I learned everything I need to know from Cluck Cluck Sew. QUILTsocial was created for all quilters, beginners and experts alike, to empower them with the skills, techniques, and creativity required to make quilts that will be cherished forever. It’s my new favorite way to bind a quilt. This was grams, an ounce of prevention. You can’t do that by sewing machine. TIP Sew about 8 – 10″ of the binding and remove it from the sewing machine. We LOVE the look of hand sewing! I combined this with another tutorial to complete my first binding today! This will leave a line of stitching on the backing. Good tutorial! Machine stitched binding on the front of the quilt. Clip or pin to the quilt back.  I used this great tutorial from Cluck, Cluck, Sew, and for my first time, it came out pretty well! No handout was given to go by when u get home to help and the instructor was not very good at explaining the process but your tutorial is 100% right on. I have used the technique where you are supposed to stitch over the top of the binding on the front and it is so hard to do! Great tutorial. Quilt binding is simply a folded strip of fabric that is used to conceal and bind the edges of your quilt to keep it from fraying.. I like to sew the binding to my quilt using the Interchangeable Dual Feed Foot. Elaine. I will definitely use your method! Sometimes you’re right on the line and sometimes you’re not. ( 10 Kids) One trick I use on the wonderful new machines is move the needle in the direction needed. I've created a three part quilting tutorial to guide you through every step of the process. Good one! Reverse the process. At some point will you show how to bind a scallop edge quilt?P.S. ALL. Thanks for the quick walkthrough, I am going to try your method on a couple of small projects and see if I like it better :). I couldn't work out why , when you turned it over to stitch the last and other side, , that there were 2 rows of stitching, and you pointed to just one row, saying.. stitch OVER this line…. I love the look of handstitched. To join my binding ends, I use the binding tool and that has worked pretty well for me. The front of the quilt looks amazing and the back looks equally amazing as all the stitches are well hidden. I'm going to try your way now. darlene. This looks nice. The binding finishes about 1/2" wide on the front. I think I'd like to use this method. Let’s say each strip is like a V shape (on its side) and you’ve pinned one side of each V shape together. Once you’re done binding, you’re […], […] for quilting shortcuts, I just learned to machine bind a quilt! There are ways to make this work and I’m going to try and perfect it since it’s a technique I know I’ll have to use for future quilts with very tight deadlines. This tutorial is so helpful! The fact that the stitches don’t always line up on the back is a problem to me. It looks neater and seems faster than other methods I’ve tried. and some time with my sewing machine and it was done! Thank you for this tutorial. I always machine-sew bindings! Yes this definitely works better for me, and from the front of the quilt, it looks hand done. Make sure you’re using a 1/4″ seam when you sew it to the front, and if you feel like you have too much or too little you can always cut your binding smaller or larger. I had never liked the thought of machine binding… I've done my binding my hand for 30 years! I will continue to use this method–thanks again! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. For binding, I love CluckCluckSew’s machine binding tutorial. (7:04) Clip binding strip to the back of your quilt making sure there are no seams landing at the corners (8:10); Here’s the how to bind a quilt by machine video tutorial! Fold the binding strip in half – wrong sides are inside, the right sides facing out. When you get back to where you started, stop sewing about 10″ from where you started, leaving a unsewn tail. I have read and watch so many tutorials that I was so confused. I don’t feel it has that smooth edge that you get by stitching it to the front and hand stitching on the back. I need to bind a quilt & was thinking about trying a machine binding cause I want it done quick! Thank you! Having the mitred corners pre-made makes this a breeze. I like to use my fancy stitches when machine binding, mind you I also do a much wider binding than most people, the smallest width I use is 3" since I believe the binding is an integral part of the over all look. I think I'll have to give it a go on some smaller items first so that I'm ready for the next quilt! Now here’s the reason why I don’t like this method. Thanks! I want the zags to go to the right. I have always placed the binding on the firing and hand stitched the binding on the back. So do you mean it feels like you have too much binding, or too little? Thanks for the tips. 3. Tried this method tonight and it worked like a dream! Thanks again. When not quilting, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Lexi and Murphy, or can be found cycling across the country. I also don’t like to have my binding tight and snug against the quilt edge when I pull it around to the back, I like a little bit of wiggle room for when it’s washed and shrinks up. Did not like the look of that. When attaching binding by machine, begin by sewing the binding to the back of the quilt. What a great method. […], […] Use your last fat quarter of flannel to bind the checkerboard. It is possible to deliberately use the mismatch to create an intentionally visible stitch line on the fabric (whether from the first or the second step) by using a consistent intentional gap and a thread colour that will either “disappear” into the finished project or act as a framing accent. Probably because I’m not happy with the results. It looks so good, and I also like your way of doing corners. That is so simple. I’m finishing up a baby quilt now. Thanks for sharing. Wish I had this method up my sleeve a couple weeks ago when I had a baby quilt to bind in a night. Quilt Binding can be an easy, fun process you can complete in a day on your home sewing machine so your quilt can be used and enjoyed. The “Machine Binding Technique” had our number for a long time!  Stitched in Color had a very similar machine binding except with a zig-zag […], […] For your binding you’ll need 25.5cm / 10″ of fabric.  Cut this into four strips each 2.5″ tall.  I like to machine sew my binding on by sewing it to the back of the quilt first and then flipping it to the front and edge-stitching it down.  This is a really great tutorial for how to machine sew binding. Fold the binding over. I can’t remember not using this method of attaching binding. I will definitely try it out on the two quilts I plan on making for Christmas gifts for this year! I'm definitely using it for my next quilt. I don’t understand how it goes from that to the next picture where it’s completely finished. Deadline that could not be missed layers and the length to machine binding a quilt the... Next quilt binding tool and that has issues with machine binding tutorial http! 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