How to Bind a Quilt Step 1 of 4: Joining the Binding Strips

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Sherri Bain Driver demonstrates how to join quilt binding strips using diagonal seams. No lumps, no bumps, just smooth, perfect quilt binding, ready to apply.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Diagram IJoining Quilt Binding Strips

Join strips with diagonal seams (Diagram I) and press seams open, to make a strip long enough to bind quilt edges (perimeter of your quilt plus 10″ for mitering corners and joining ends).

 

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Learn as you watch all of the videos in this quilt binding series:

Quilt Binding 1 of 4: Joining the Strips – this video
Quilt Binding 2 of 4: Sewing Binding to the Quilt
Quilt Binding 3 of 4: Joining the Ends
Quilt Binding 4 of 4: Turning and Hand Stitching

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