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Joining Strips with a Diagonal Seam

Joining Strips with a Diagonal Seam - a video tutorial from Shiny Happy World

I almost always use scrappy bindings in my quilts and I get a lot of questions about how I get those diagonal seams.

I show the diagonal seam in my video How to Bind a Quilt – but I never actually showed how to do it.

Until now.

See how easy that is?

I use this method any time I’m joining strips together. For me that’s usually binding a quilt, but it can also be for bias strips on bags, clothing, and any other application.

Happy stitching!



  1. This is exactly how I do it,, but I press my strips in half before I sew together. That helps with those fabrics that are hard to tell right side from wrong side. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kathy SAYS...

    Thanks for sharing — this is a great method for joining, and really does reduce bulk. I used your instructions to make a drawstring for a bag.