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The Binding Tool Tutorial

Do you struggle to create binding with perfect angled seams without bulk?  The Binding Tool, a product from TQM Products, makes the task easy. We recently featured this handy product in our Hot Stuff column. See our review in the Winter 2011 issue of Quilts and More (available in quilt shops and on newsstands November 8) and get the complete tutorial below.

1. Leave a 12″ opening and 10″ tails when sewing on your binding. We used pins to help mark the opening before stitching.

2. Butt the tool up to the left edge of your binding where the stitching ends. Transfer the marked line onto the binding.

3. Open up the binding and line up the marked line on the tool with the marked line you just made. Using a rotary cutter, trim around the tool.

4. Rotate the tool and butt it up against the right edge of your binding where you stopped stitching. (Note: Do not flip over the tool.) Transfer the marked line as you did in Step 2. Open up the binding, line the tip of the tool on the marked line, then trim with a rotary cutter.

5. Open up the bindings ends and line them up using the pressed line as a guide. Hold the two ends in place with pins.

6. Stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

7. Press the seam and stitch the binding to your quilt for a smooth-looking edge without any bulk.

Watch a video on how to use the tool here. 

What other tips or tools do you use to make binding easier?


3 Responses to “The Binding Tool Tutorial”

  1. That tool looks pretty handy. I will have to look for one of those. I would like to try it out. I have used so many different methods for binding. I am yet to find the best way for me. Thanks for sharing this information.

    Have a super day!


  2. This is better than the video on YouTube someone did, but step 2 needs a pix with drawing the second line so people really get the idea. Because you use a different placement on the second side it makes more sense to really emphasize that line and marking. Thanks. Pam

  3. Does the binding tool work with any width of binding?