Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you for all the tips. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. http://quiltsbyjen.ca/how-to-finish-a-quilt-with-no-binding/?goback=%2Egde_848677_member_248961754. No binding (pillowcase method). Thank you for very complete instructions. It is a beautiful print and stunning in these quilts. Pressing makes it much easier to do your stitching. Corners are a challenge with a facing – they often turn out lumpy or not square.  I’ve tried several different techniques but until recently I wasn’t entirely satisfied with my corners.Â. It’s for an exhibit Then you fold the binding from the back to the front and use your sewing machine to stitch it down on the front side with a blanket stitch, a satin … 2 Responses to How To Finish Quilt Without Binding. You can do this on your ironing board and press it as you go…it makes it very simple. I like to start attaching the binding about 3/4 of the way down the long side. Nice tutorial. Ingenious! Thanks for sharing! Thankyou. I hope that answers your question. Roll from the top down, with the front of the quilt facing out – this will minimize creases or wrinkles in the quilt top. Love this technique! Site design, maintenance and hosting by 2FishWeb.com. Nice job on the tutorial, Terry. I will be finishing more quilts this way. I hope this is helpful! How To Finish A Quilt Without Binding. Debbie. Instead of sewing the binding to the front of the quilt sandwich, stitch it to the back side instead. Glorious sunrise! On the back of the quilt, in the side facings in place, and fold the ends of the top and bottom facings to hide the raw edges. . See the photos at the bottom of this post http://www.terryaskeartquilts.com/Studio/2017/07/23/art-quilt-w-and-the-3-bridges-2017-07-23/. Note added November 2013:  If you think you might use the optional step below – trimming the corners – then when sewing your side facings, don’t stitch right to the top or bottom.  Instead, stitch the side facings from 1 inch below the top, to 1 inch above the bottom.  Otherwise, you’ll have to pick out that extra stitching before you can trim the corners. Photo taken at 7:58. Pingback: Score 2 – Strings | Coloring Outside the Lines. How to bind a quilt without binding? If I had more time, I would finished off the quilt edge by making a hexagon facing (see Bad Skirt for … How to Hang a Wreath Without Making Holes in the Door ... "Hold the strip parallel with the top edge of the back of the quilt, just inside the binding, and sew it down using a whip stitch around the edges. I know it’s not the best in the quilting world to bind your quilts from the backing fabric….but I do it. Bringing the backing fabric to the front is another way to finish the quilt's edge without binding. Would you treat one side of the point as if it were a “side” or something different? We need to fold our back fabric (sticking out past our front) in half and then fold it again over the front of the quilt top. Optional step (not required if batting is very thin) – reduce bulk in the corners by cutting away the batting and backing about a 1/4″, I used this technique in the portrait quilt.  [The water reflection quilt has a very thin batting, so I skipped this step. Thanks for posting the tutorial. What a great tutorial! The fold of the binding should just cover the 1/4-inch seam allowance made by sewing on the binding. It is so nice of you to share what you have learned. You are right, there is always a problem with those corners ! Pingback: Log Cabin A – 3rd Story Workshop. Spray with water while pressing to encourage the fold to stay in place. Reply Delete. I cut my facing strips about 2 ¼ inches wide, but you could certainly use narrower strips especially on a small quilt. Start anywhere, and fold the binding over halfway…. I followed your instructions and have just finished binding a piece . Since my “art” will never (in my lifetime) see the inside of a washing machine much less drier, I am considering “gluing all edges down. Turn the strips under the quilt, tucking in the extra 1/2 inch of fabric to create a finished edge at each end, and hand sew the binding in place on the back of the quilt. Because with my method you deal with the corners at the end, I think this would work very well. I looked at a couple of others, but yours was the best by far. Corners are a challenge with a facing – they often turn out lumpy or not square. I’m so glad you like my photos and instructions! Cheers. Thank you. I’ve found the following methods will reduce bulk and control the ‘squareness’ of the corners: I’ve put all these methods together into a technique that works well for me.  Here’s how I do a quilt facing. Feb 22, 2012 - Explore Marilyn Knight's board "Quilts - How to Bind", followed by 364 people on Pinterest. Step 1- Preparing Your Materials. See more ideas about Quilts, Quilt binding, Quilting tutorials. Binding a Quilt with the backing fabric is a great way to get projects done quickly. Pingback: The Trouble with Teaching | debby quilts. Step 2: Trim backing (the yellow plaid fabric in my photos) to ONE INCH all the way around the quilt. To start there is no binding on the finished piece. Thanks again Terry! After pressing the corner in place, I check from the front to make sure the corners are nice and square.  If they aren’t, it’s easy to refold and press again until they are square.  I usually trim the raw edges to about 1/3”.  (That’s it!  Much easier than stitching the corners, clipping them, turning and poking them – and then discovering they aren’t quite square?). This technique is great for quilts pieced out of large hexagons. I thought I would have to do a lot more research and wala ! You will learn how to bind the hexagon edges. Do you add a hanging sleeve on top of the facing? Will let you know. Instead the binding is folded entirely to the back as a facing. It will naturally wrap itself around the quilt in the way it should lay. Will that have an effect on the facing at all? It worked great! The corners are nicely squared. I do generally use a sleeve on the back of my quilts. Related Questions. I will continue with this method from now on. 4. It made my corners so nice and square and with no bulk. Line up the raw edge of the binding to the raw edge of the quilt. Step 5 Trimming the Seam. Your instructions are perfect. Some quilts, especially art quilts, look much better without a binding showing.  Instead the binding is folded entirely to the back as a facing. I used Liquid Stitch that is permanent, but you could always use a non permanent like Elmer’s. Thank you! Sometimes also called “birthing” a quilt. I first found it a couple of years ago, when I decided to face my first sampler instead of binding, and I hadn’t returned to facing until now, when I am facing two art quilts in one week)) And again i return to your tutorial, it’s really clear and the results are great! Thank you so much for the tutorial.    And, instead of cutting a triangle of batting, I cut a square, approximately 1″ x 1″.   I find this reduces bulk even better than the technique described above.  This is the way I did the corners on ‘Circular Thinking’.  The photos below were taken with the back of the quilt facing up.  The corner of the quilt front is lying flat, the corner of the batting has been cut out, and the corner of the backing fabric is pinned back while the batting is cut. Is there a way to do both in one step? (I refer to this page every time I face a quilt!) No, I wish I’d read it a few days ago before adding quilting right out to the edge (and corners). May 2021 bring health and peace t If not, let me know – or send an image of your quilt. chris says: June 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm Debbie St. Germain. Use your back fabric and save tons of time.Quilt Binding Without Binding. Lay the quilt top (and batting) on top of the quilt backing right sides facing. Occasionally, I’ll do some of the quilting before adding the back, then some more quilting after I add the back – this gives more dimension to the areas quilted before adding the back. The compulsive me would keep the side facing pieces almost as long as the quilt, the top and bottom pieces just a tiny bit longer than top and bottom – and then I’d mitre the corners! Always good to have a choice in how to finish quilts. Sue, I’m happy my tips on facing a quilt worked well for you. Here’s my 2020 top 9 pos Happy New Year! I followed them on a piece I was finishing today, and I’m very happy with the result. You don't want the back of your quilt to wear out long before the top. Just used your method to finish a quilt and love, love, love this method. Note:  If you are making a quilt that must finish to an exact size (many challenges specify a finished size), you will need to trim the quilt to the required finished size plus ½” on each edge.  (This allows for the 1/4 inch seam, the ‘turn of the cloth’ and the rolling of the front edge to the back, as described below.). Interesting idea to finish a quilt without a binding, and a quick solution to the last minute quilt for disaster donation quilts. Swipe to s On my Tips & Tutorials page, under the heading ‘Methods for Hanging Quilts’, you will find links to a variety of techniques written by others. May 2021 bring health and peace t, My last quilt for the year. This is definitely my new favorite way to finish my art quilts. I cut out the 1 inch square of batting from each corner, which meant in two corners removing some quilting. I just finished a ~30×40 art quilt and used your facing method – it turned out perfectly! Excellent, detailed instructions. To Machine Bind a Quilt, Just Sew the Binding to the Quilt’s Back Side. Thank you for a very clear explanation. I’m curious how you hang a faced quilt. Hi Terry, I have just finished the front of my latest portrait quilt and was determined to find a new way to finish the edges. Quilts that don't require binding:. Please let us know if you can! Will give it a try on next one. I’m going to try this on a small piece. Hi Terry, I just MUST thank you for this tutorial. Place a pin to hold the edges together. So now it seems like I need to go back in – at least in one corner and repair the quilting. Do you add the back to the quilt before or after you quilt your art piece? terryaskeartquilts Learn how your comment data is processed. Fold the binding over the layered quilt edge to the quilt back. A BIG THANK YOU. Step 2- Placing Your Fabric Backing. Do not sew around the corners, then turn them right side out and poke them into shape (this is when I find at least one of my corners is not square). Jani September 08, 2011 4:30 AM. ); instead I leave the back intact and just cut the batting. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Trim the quilt backing down to about 1/4 inch from the seam sewn. Quilt backing is the bottom layer of the quilt sandwich, a three-layer packet made up of the quilt top, batting, and backing.The backing is the layer we see when we flip a quilt over to take a peek at its reverse side. When shopping for quilt backing some people like to purchase inexpensive fabric, or plain muslin for the backing of their quilts. Thank you for the clear pictures and instructions. Use matching thread to blind stitch the fold of the binding to the backing. Binding the hexagon edges. Reply. I’ve tried several different techniques but until recently I wasn’t entirely satisfied with my corners. (I do not enjoy the process of hand stitching). #saqaw I would say that it took longer than using binding but for my art quilts, this is a nice finish. My technique for squaring up a quilt is to lay a piece of Pellon 1-inch grid on top of the quilt.  It’s sheer enough that I can see the quilt through it.  The quilt in the photos needed a finished size of 8.5 x 11 inches, so I cut a piece of Pellon to that size, then cut a ½ inch away on all sides. Stitched entirely by machine, no additional hexagons or binding needed; a faster method than the above one, with a different look on the back of the quilt. Great, very clear tutorial – can’t wait to try it! I have been trying to work out how to do this all morning and after a few unsuccessful attempts decided to search the web for some help. Machine stitch binding to the back of the quilt/mug rug and finish by machine stitching it on the front. It came out perfect! ; Decorative quilts. I then added my quilt binding to the back (fold a 2.5 inch piece of fabric in half and iron). The instructions are very clear and judging by your pictures, they are perfect for an art quilt. It’s for an exhibit, Glorious sunrise! This technique looks like it will work for me. My quilt looks fantastic. Your tutorial makes so much sense, thanks I am heading back to the Sewing room now to try this out. It's easy to make quilt backing, and the backing layer can be created from either regular quilting cotton or wide panels of fabric made especially for the task. Pingback: Some Fine Discoveries Online | Zippy Quilts, Thanks for this, I really enjoyed doing the technique and it looks so good on a small quilt hanging, I’ve used this technique once before, and went back to it today for large art quilt. So, that edge is being “zigzaged” and your method works well in combination with it for the other 3 sides. Cindy Garris. Once you turn the quilt right side out, you top stitch or blind stitch the open section closed. Easy to follow and good instructions/pictures. I will link back to this post when I share my finish later this week. I cut the one side of my art quilt a little too close to the edge so that it was square. Great tutorial, thank you. …then fold the next edge in half…. Thanks so much! Thank you very much. Thank you for joining me today! Fold all the way down to the next edge. Thanks again Terry, Fusing would definitely be easier even than gluing. Very thorough tutorial. My last quilt for the year. I have to admit that one of the biggest things keeping me from trying to make a quilt is the process of binding the piece. Press the facing strips outwards, then stitch through the facing and seam allowance about 1/8” from the seam. Facing a quilt is a way to bind your quilt without having the binding show on the front. Excellent detailed instructions. Final Step- Turning and Finishing by Hand. Learn a simple, quick technique for finishing off your little quilts. I tried this with excellent results! I'd like to know what fabric line the large flower print is a part of? Step 3- Placing Your Quilt. Fold the first corner of the binding over to form an angle. There are links to a couple of good tutorials on this page of my blog. Note added August 2015:  When I trim the corners, I no longer cut the back layer of fabric (I had one incident where I cut too much off! It was so easy and the instructions are very clear. Love how you reduce the bulk in the corners. My latest Art Quilt cried out for facing rather than binding so I did it! Quilting and Binding; Quilt Backing Learn how to make a quilt backing Your Quilt is not complete without one. I like to put a pin at 1/4 inch so I make sure I stop there. Thanks so much for the information! ( #11) Pin this in place. Jane. Mary. Thanks for this great tutorial. Fabric pull for my next project. I have made the "quilt sandwich" but I dont know what to do now? Matchstick quilting on my current project. My question is . I know this will work perfectly for me. This no binding technique works on any shape! Press your binding, then fold it over to the back and press again. I have the front done, the back fabric ready and the batting. Follow these simple steps for this no binding flip and quilt technique. Sometimes I just don’t want to spend the time and energy on a binding. ‘Wash Your Hands!’ Is my submission to @curate You will need that beginning strip loose when joining your pieces at the end. Thank you in advance for sharing your art. I’m sure I’ll be able to use your method for my next art quilt on all 4 sides… LOL. …and then in half again, and pin. This is great! ], Before sewing the top and bottom facings, cut the corners of the back and batting at an angle, about a quarter-inch. This is okay as long as it is good quality fabric. So I have made a small-ish quilt. Actually, it is the best (and easiest) to use when you … Thank you so much for sharing. Tried your method with excellent results! This is my GO TO tutorial for facings. I’m book marking this so I can find it again when needed. Available methods are: Machine stitch binding to the front of the quilt/mug rug and then finish by hand stitching it to the back. Start sewing 8-10 inches from the end of the binding. Then the quilting is done. I shall give this a try in the future and I suspect it will be my go-to facing technique! Spray with water, or use stream, while pressing to encourage the fold to stay in place. Attaching to Back of Quilt To attach the binding to the back of your quilt, re-fold the binding to the way it was folded in the package. Trim the backing 1" larger than the completed top all around. Rolling has no effect on the facing. Pingback: Friday Finds, August 12 | On The Go Quilting. I did have some frustration with the pesky little seam allowance at the top of the sides that did NOT want to lie down. Thank you for guiding me to your tutorial in response to my comment on 2/20/20. Your tutorial was great!!! thank you so so much for your generousity in sharing your skills …. Most recently on my Swoop art quilt, which is 35 x 52 inches. Step 4- Stitching the Seam. Consider a quilt ladder. This … The thing I hate about facings is the corners and this method creates beautiful corners. I had read others but never got the nerve to try. The middle crease will enclose the raw edges of your quilt as the other half of the binding wraps around to the back. Absolutely perfect results! Pingback: Trying Out A New Way To Face Quilts | The Snarky Quilter, Thank you so much for your tutorial, it has improved the look of my quilts. Having tried to put a binding on it and have it look puckered and lumpy, I now have the smoothest finish! 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