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Technique Series: How to Neatly Apply Binding by Machine.



There are many types of binding techniques, different width choices, different finishings.  You can apply to the front by machine and hand-sew the back which is classic and lovely.  You can self bind by leaving  the backing larger and turning to the front.  Our preferred binding is quick and once you learn the technique it will look lovely on your project.  It is completely machine applied.   Learning this technique will help you in using the other methods, as well.


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Knows basic rotary cutting and machine sewing skills
Requirements: **Your sewing machine, cleaned and checked that it's ready to sew with thread to match your binding fabric and bobbin to match your backing fabric. **Regular Sewing machine tools, including a rotary cutter with a fresh blade. (Be Careful!) **A small project or lap quilt that is trimmed and ready to bind. **Fabric for binding: Measure project perimeter ( L+L+W+W). Divide this total by 40. Round up to the next number. This number plus 2 1/2" is the yardage you will need for your binding. For Example: A lap quilt could be 50 x 72. 50+50+72+72= 244 divided by 40 = 6 & 4 inches. 7 x 2.5= 17.5 inhes. You would need at least 1/2 yard of binding fabric cut into 7- 2 1/2" by WOF of fabric strips. I would make it 5/8 yard to allow for any miss-cuts.
Instructor: Linda Hasselberg
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