How to Stabilize your Quilts with Grosgrain Ribbon

Grosgrain ribbon is the best way I have found to stabilize my quilts, particularly a wall quilt. It will hang like a painting. You can use twill tape, but you might find more uses for the ribbon. It is one-eighth inch wide.

SEVEN EASY STEPS:

(1) MEASURE EACH SIDE OF THE QUILT

(2) CUT THE RIBBON TO THOSE EXACT SIZES

You should have (4) pieces of ribbon at this point.

quilt binding facing measure

(3) FOLD THE RIBBON IN HALF AND INSERT PIN INTO RIBBON

(4) FOLD THE RIBBON IN QUARTERS AND INSERT PIN INTO RIBBON

You should have (3) pins now on each piece of ribbon.

(5) REPEAT ON THE QUILT AND PIN AT THE HALF MARK AND THE QUARTER MARKS

quilt binding facing pins

(6) LINE UP THE PINS ON THE RIBBON WITH THE PINS ON THE QUILT AND ATTACH

I created a “little quilt” to show how to do this:

Liberated Quilt binding facing pin on pin

(7) USING A TOP STITCH FOOT, STITCH AROUND THE QUILT

(you could also use a walking foot)

quilt binding facing stitch

quilt binding facing corner overlap

This method works for double-folded binding and for facing binding. The ribbon won’t show. I used facing binding for the quilt in the featured photo above. I’ll share a tutorial on facing in another post.

Feeling stable,

Wanda

I’m linking up with Late Night Quilter’s Tips and Tutorials Tuesday.

By the way, I learned this method from the book, Intuitive Color & Design, by Jean Wells.

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