Last Updated on January 17, 2020 by wendigratz
Want to learn how to make a quilt with an easy online workshop – totally free?
Sign up for Let’s Make a Quilt here. You’ll learn how to get started, the tools and supplies you’ll need, and how to make a quilt from start to finish using Quilt As You Go and applique with fusible adhesive.
It’s the easiest, most fun way to make an applique quilt. You can do it!
This is a longish video for me – but it shows you in tremendous detail how I bind a quilt.
You won’t find me being judgemental about many things – but I’m pretty dang picky about quilt bindings. It kills me when I see a quilt that’s beautifully pieced, meticulously quilted. . . and sloppily bound. All that work! All that money (fabric isn’t cheap, you know)! It’s like buying a beautiful piece of art and sticking it to the wall with masking tape.
Binding a quilt the “right” way is NOT hard – but it does involve some hand work. There’s just no way around it. I’ve tried lots of all-machine binding techniques and I’ve never liked the results of a single one of them. So pop in a movie, get comfy, and give your beautiful quilt the binding it deserves. Don’t you know it’s going to be an heirloom?
If you missed them, you can find other videos teaching the basics here. . .
- a video showing how to layer and baste your quilt
- a video showing how to machine quilt
- a video with specific tips for quilting a big quilt on a standard machine
And there’s a video here showing how to join strips with a diagonal seam to make your binding strips. (Cut your strips 2 1/4 inches wide.)
Update: I get a lot of questions about that lion block. It’s one of the blocks in the Safari Animals quilt pattern. 🙂
Try one of our newest quilt patterns! Get the Liz Llama pattern here. Or join the Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club to get a new block every month. 🙂