When you are finished with quilting your quilt you have a few options on how to bind your quilt.
Have you ever taken in the consideration of using your backing as a binding?
Well, if you never have there are some benefits to this method.
- First off its budget friendly.
- If you ever find yourself in a time crunch and have to have the quilt finished ASAP this method is a lifesaver and it can be meant to be a temporary solution.
- If you do not have enough material around to match the quilt to make binding look at your backing it should all ready match your quilt top.
- If your backing is scrappy it will give your binding a more interesting appeal.
- It is an old school way of binding your quilt.
When I quilt my quilts I cut my backing about four inches over on all sides to allow wiggle room for shifting while quilting. Same for my batting too.
- Open and lay out your quilt on a flat surface to where the backing and batting are laying flat.
- Cut away the batting to match the quilt top.
- Then cut the backing away leaving 1 1/2 inches on all sides.
- Start on one side of the quilt and fold over the backing to the quilt's edge.
- Then fold the backing over again. This time onto the quilt top.
- Secure binding with clips of your choice. I use hair clips and bobby pins
- When one side is finished being folded over continue onto the next side
- Fold over the end on a 90 degree angle
- Continue folding and 90 degreeing the corners until finished.
- Then machine stitch from the top of the quilt for best results.
- Remove clips as you stitch