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How to Make Binding

1. Cut strips 2” wide by the length of the fabric. If multiple strips are needed to achieve the required length of binding, cut strip ends at 90-degree angles (or 45-degree angles if you prefer) and join them end to end in 1/4” seams. Press seam allowances open.
 
2. Press strip in half with the two long edges aligned and right sides out.

Turn under 1/4” of one short end and press.
 
3. Starting on one long side of the quilt (but not at the corner), pin the binding (starting with the turned-under end) to one side of the quilt top, aligning the cut edges of the binding with the raw edges of the quilt top.
 
4. Stitch the binding to the quilt top, stopping and backtacking 1/4” from raw edges at corner.

5. Wrap the binding around the edge of the quilt as shown and crease.

6. Align the crease with the raw edges just sewn. Pin and stitch the next side as shown. Repeat for each side.

7. Overlap the binding 1/4” when you return to the starting point, and trim off the excess.
 
8. Wrap binding around raw edges of quilt and hand stitch the fold of the binding even with the stitching line joining the binding to the quilt top. Miters will form naturally at the corners when you tuck under the excess at the corners.


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