Adventures in Quilt Binding…
When recently finishing my Scrumptious Charm quilt I tried a little something new with my quilt binding!
I love using my Robert Kaufman Quilting Calculator app on my phone to start my binding process. Just plug in your measurements and binding width and then it tells you how much yardage you need and how many strips to cut…genius!
Now normally I cut my binding strips, usually 2.5″, and then join the strips on the diagonal(less bulk). I overlap them like this using pins to hold everything in place.
Then I stitch a diagonal line from corner to corner where they overlap. I like to overlap a bit so I know exactly where to stop and start my stitches.
This time I tried using a glue stick! Super quick and easy.
I just put a dab of glue in the upper right corner…you will trim this part off anyway.
With my needle in the down position I line it up in the corner where they overlap and stitch directly across to the opposite corner where the strips overlap. You can draw a line with a pencil or just eyeball it if your good:)
One of the awesome features on my machine, a Baby Lock Crescendo, is this laser line that shoots out straight ahead. It is great for short straight stitching and you can move it to the right or left!
Trim your 1/4″ seam.
Press open the seam to reduce bulk in your binding.
Trim off any corners if they are poking out.
Press your binding in half lengthwise….P.S. Why does my ironing board look twice as disgusting in this pic!
There you go! Beautiful binding that is quite Sassy:)
Keep it Sassy♥