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Better Binding

A staple for every quilter, learn the double-layer (French fold) binding method to complete you quilt's edges. It's easy to do and adds durability to your finished quilt.

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When you return to the starting point, encase the binding strip’s raw edge inside the folded end and finish sewing to the starting point. Trim the batting and backing fabric even with the quilt top edges. Turn the binding over the edge to the back. Hand-stitch the binding to the backing fabric only, covering any machine stitching. To make the binding corners on the quilt back match the mitered corners on the quilt front, hand-stitch up to a corner and make a fold in the binding. Secure the fold with a couple stitches, then continue stitching the binding in place along the adjacent edge.

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