For the complete guide to binding your quilt…click here!
Are we done yet? Machine Finishing your Binding
1. Now that all your binding is attached to the front of your quilt, you now have to secure it to the other side.
Once again, start at a mid-point of one of the sides of your quilt. Fold the binding over to the backside of the quilt. Secure it to the back with a pin, making sure to cover the previously stitched line. You can go ahead and pin the binding along the entire quilt edge or just work in sections.
2. When you get to the corner, make sure you turn it completely, pushing the corner out to a nice point. Fold one side of the binding over and pin. Then turn the other over and pin. They should overlap forming a fold that goes out to the point of the corner(mitered fold).
3. Turn the quilt over so that you’re looking at the top of the quilt. Insert your needle into the seam where your binding meets the quilt top. The goal here is to sew in the seam line. When you pinned the binding over to the back of the quilt and made sure to cover the line of stitching, you made sure that you will catch the fabric when stitching on the front of the quilt. Sewing in the seam line hides your stitching on the front of your quilt,too.
If you use a matching thread it won’t be so noticeable if you wander out every now and then, like that could ever happen...
4. When you get to the corner, leave your needle down directly in the corner. Lift your presser foot and turn the quilt so you can head down the next side. Keep going till you get to where you started, then sew a few stitches over your beginning stitches and you are done!!!
Fantabulous!!! Your SASSY binding is D-O-N-E!
(Look at that quilt, whipping in the breeze…so securely bound it could last for ages!)
Great Job! All you Sassy Quilters out there:) Keep me posted on your binding and let’s get these quilts finished!