Iron the black fabric before cutting: creases etc. You can improvise and create a different look every time! My own blocks are cut back tot 30 x 43 cm, 2 cm wider and higher than the original size, because I want to keep as much of the effects and decorative stitches as possible. If you are using one long uncut strip, sew it onto the blocks, cut the strip along the side of the quilt after sewing, and use the left over part for the second sashing for the other blocks. Sew along the straight edge of the new piece with a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Here's how it turned out: which is about as close as you want to be...just in case things shift a bit when you are sewing. Mostly because it's taking forever! Then turn your quilt and stitch along the next side of the quilt. BUT PAY ATTENTION: the sashings will be 3 cm wide finished size. I procrastinated on finishing my daughter's quilt for a YEAR because I was so intimated by the binding. i hope this helps!aj. I, being new at quilting read your blog all the time. Thank you! If you still have to cut the sashings and binding: follow the directions of the preperations/the scheme above. I line up the crack in my sewing foot right on the edge of the binding, then move my needle one position to the right. With people who are beginning quilting, this tutorial is surely a big help! I have ironed the strip in half lengthwise, to make a double binding. Is it a basting stich for your quilt sandwich? You will need 9 strips of 5 x 45 cm, cut lengthwise for the vertical sashings between the blocks. 112×123 cm. That makes this quilt really crazy! I'll do better on the next. The picture above shows how to cut the 9 cm wide strips: place the quilt ruler over the fabric, check if the measurements are ok and cut. You don't need to backstitch. Quilting Tips, Quilting Basics: How to Bind a Quilt (+2 Easy Tricks), GO! This is the way I do my bindings but I have to say that you created an excellent tutorial. This was a very easy to understand tutorial. I used it to create my very first binding on a quilt, and it turned out fabulous! I am using presser foot #1D, because I can also use the Dual Feed: it works a bit like a Walking Foot. Can I just say that I love you. For this tutorial, the muslin is 9 1/2-inch square. Especially w/the binding, this quilt is a vast improvement over my first quilt. I absolutely LOVE your site! and if you use a thinner thread, that helps hide the stitches, too. Quick question -- you say to backstitch at the corners, but I was told I shouldn't backstitch with a walking foot... was that bad advice?Thanks again, Tiffany. The binding is the part I hate most about quilting. I did it eventually - but I wish I'd seen this first! This is the number of binding strips needed. oh thanks. Join the Sugaridoo Quilt Along! Love it! I am new to quilting (and blogging, for that matter) and I really appreciate that you've taken the time to put this tutorial together. Thank you for another great tutorial - with perfect timing too because I've just got to the binding stage on a couple of practice quilts. Found your blog a few weeks ago and it has quickly become MY FAVORITE. Thank you so much for posting this! This article has been viewed 83,844 times. I like the idea of using all the different colours on the binding. Mine are ok. For the horizontal sashings: iron them the same way as the short sashings, sew them onto the blocks. If you want to, you can pin pieces of paper on each left/top corner, with the number of the block incidating the placement, to keep order of assembly. Register now for free and become part of the BERNINA community. Tip: You can place quilt batting behind the muslin piece for a quilt-as-you-go block. You're fabulous, thank you. I have never been able to get the hang of binding but I did it successfully today with your tutorial. Thank you! I'm Christin and I put your blog in my Google Reader quite awhile ago. very nice tutorial. It doesn't look like you do in the pictures. EACH and EVERY binding tutorial on-line I've seen has just NOT been as detail oriented as yours, and I've ended up doing mine as straight-offs. I'll use this tutorial. as always, well done. For the binding: sew all 5 strips of 9x110cm together to make one large strip. When I grow up, I want to be just like you!! Is there a reason?When I get to that point, I overlap the binding ends, and cut so the overlap is a "smidge" less than my binding width (2.25" in your case and mine). That explains everything! By using The Spruce Crafts, you accept our, Piece Strips for More Crazy-Quilt Variety, Finish the Edges and Sew the Quilt Blocks, How to Sew an Easy Log Cabin Quilt Pattern, Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Brand New Quilters. I have seen several tutorials showing binding....but I love this one....definitely great for someone who is new. Doing the tails has been so frustrating for me that I almost want to give up quilting altogether. Thank you! I am one of those wierd people who love doing bindings but your tutorial gave me a few hints which will make it even easier. Lots of photos really help!But also like others, I wonder WHY you don't put that last seam in the binding itself on the diagonal. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Open it up and place it even with the left edge of the remaining folded binding. Crazy quilts are a great way to make fun, colorful quilts while using up leftover fabric scraps. From the bottom of my quilted heart, I thank you! I completed the binding on a potholder that has been sitting on the side since last January. My way is only slightly different than yours, but I like your way better. I have two rulers and I still can't figure them out. :-). This is a great tutorial, Thank you! I just read through several tutorials that just confused me. It is a mystery to me and I always end up making a complete mess of a knot which is difficult to hide! Be sure they are sewn straight: to do so, use a Bohin Glue pen to secure the position of the strip. I understand that my inquiries may be answered by email.