Resolve to Finish! Try an Unusual Binding!


Using striped fabric for your quilt binding can create all kinds of fun effects. Cutting on the bias gives you a fun diagonal effect—or find fabric print on the diagonal and avoid bias binding!

Above Left: Lucky Stars by Jen Daly. Appeared in Pre-cut Patchwork May/June 2019.
Above Right: Alpaca Social by Tammy Silvers. Appeared in Pre-cut Patchwork January/February 2019.

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On the Plus Side by Abigail Dolinger. Appeared in Pre-cut Patchwork May/June 2019.

A Serving of Scallops

A scalloped edge can be sweet or elegant—just make sure you make bias binding to handle those curves!

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Darling by Marianne Fons. Appeared in Love of Quilting July/August 2019.

Prairie Point Revival!

Sue Harvey and Sandy Boobar created a squared-off variation of prairie points we call a “flippy” binding.

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Building Blocks by Sue Harvey and Sandy Boobar. Appeared in McCall’s Quick Quilts December/January 2020.

Now That’s Some Texture

Not your typical binding, this raw-edge fringe finish on Phyllis Meiring’s Bargello in the Raw works best with flannel or fabrics that don’t ravel as much.

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Bargello in the Raw by Phyllis Meiring. Appeared in McCall’s Quick Quilts October/November 2019.

Scrap-Happy and Scrumptious

Why stick with a one-color binding when your scraps can add so much charm, like they do in Charisma Horton’s Linked Logs?

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Link Logs by Charisma Horton. Appeared in Pre-cut Patchwork May/June 2019.

This article will appear in McCall’s Quilting January/February 2020

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