Monday, June 17, 2013

Nice and easy quilt binding

Just when you think you can't learn anything new about quilt binding someone comes up with a really good idea that works!

Linda found Susie's Magic Binding on the web just recently and I just had to give it a go.

This particular binding trick gives all the appearance of spending time making a flange, when it is just part of the way you construct the binding.

The flange is a great idea but the fact that this particular type of binding lends itself to a machine finish rather than having to hand stitch is even better.  Invisible thread used as stitch in the ditch along the flange speeds up the finishing process.

Admittedly you have to spend extra time preparing the binding but the outcome makes that more than worthwhile.

I have really enjoyed completing these two quilts in this way and anticipate using it quite a few more times in my quilting life.


Shay said...

Ive seen flanges done on binding before but never this way. I'd totally forgotten about how great they look until I saw your post. Keeping this for future reference. It looks great!

Mystic Quilter said...

This is a great idea (flange/binding) and have had a look at the tutorial, definitely going to give it a try.