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 a video showing how to layer and baste your quilt here, and a video showing how to machine quilt here, and a video with specific tips for quilting a big quilt on a standard machine here.
Update: I get a lot of questions about that lion block. It’s one of the blocks in the Safari Animals quilt pattern. 🙂