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How to Bind: Prep Your Binding and Sew It On with Two Methods

Continuous binding with no bulk is easy to do. Learn how and you'll never have lumpy binding again!

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Preparing Single-Fold Binding

Single-fold binding requires little preparation before being sewn to the quilt. (See more about cutting binding here.)

 

1. With the wrong side inside, fold under 1" at one end of the binding strip; press.

2. You may wish to turn under and press a 1⁄4" seam allowance on one long edge of the strip before joining the other long edge to the quilt. This pressed edge will be hand-stitched to the back of the quilt after the binding strip is sewn to the quilt top.

 

Preparing Double-Fold (French-Fold) Binding

1. With the wrong side inside, fold under 1" at one end of the binding strip; press.

2. With wrong side inside, fold the strip in half lengthwise and press.

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