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.
(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
(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:
(7) USING A TOP STITCH FOOT, STITCH AROUND THE QUILT
(you could also use a walking foot)
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.
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.
One thought on “How to Stabilize your Quilts with Grosgrain Ribbon”
What a great tip! Binding is one of my favorite things in quilting, but I like time saving tricks. I’ll give that a go