How to Make Facing Finishing Binding

press and stich downAs promised, I’m posting about how to make facing binding for your quilts. I used the “triangle corners” method. This method reduces the bulk in the corners but is more complicated than using mitered corners.

CUT TWO (2) 6 1/2 INCH SQUARES

CUT SQUARES ONCE ON THE DIAGONAL cut square on diagonal

PRESS UNDER 1/4 INCH ALONG LONG SIDE OF TRIANGLEpress triangle one quarter inch

CUT 2-INCH STRIPS

You will need enough strips to fit around the edges of the quilt.

SEW THE STRIPS TOGETHER

sew strips together on diagonalYou will make diagonal seams as you would to make double-folded binding.

PRESS UNDER 1/4 INCH ALONG LONG SIDE OF STRIP press under one quarter inchCUT STRIP INTO FOUR (4) STRIPS

You will have one for each side.

PLACE TRIANGLES ON EACH CORNER

You will pin in place.

PLACE A STRIP TO THE LEFT SIDE AND THEN THE RIGHT SIDE OF EACH TRIANGLE

The strips need to be at least 1/4 inch inside the edge of the triangle. You are going to sew the triangle to the two strips. Pin in place.

DRAW A LINE WHERE THE TRIANGLE OVERLAPS THE STRIP mark the strips

REMOVE EACH STRIP AND CUT 1/4 INCH TO THE RIGHT OF THE DRAWN LINE trim the strips to one quarter inch beyond line

STITCH THE TRIANGLE TO EACH STRIP ALONG THE DIAGONAL stitch triangle to strip

REPEAT FOR EACH TRIANGLE

PIN FACING TO QUILT, RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER

STITCH AROUND THE EDGES — 1/4 INCH FROM THE EDGE stitch to quilt right sides together

TRIM THE EDGES TO REDUCE BULK trim quilt corners

TURN RIGHT SIDE OUT AND PRESSpretty smart corners

HAND STITCH THE FACING TO THE QUILT

The finished backside looks like this: Liberated Quilt backTo hang, you will need to add a sleeve.

Facing is beautiful,

Wanda

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