Sew Easy: Binding with Faux Piping

Sew Easy: Binding with Faux Piping

Strips are frequently sewn together to create a band, which you can cut into smaller segments. Below you’ll find both video and image+text tutorials for this technique with clear, step-by-step instructions. PLUS—if you’ve found this lesson useful, you can download a copy of this AND many more Sew Easy lessons in our FREE eBooklet Sew Easy Lessons: The Essential Collection of Quilting Techniques. Click here to download your copy of this lesson plus many other tried-and-true patchwork tutorials!

Video Tutorial

Step-by-Step Sew Easy Instructions

  1. Cut strips for binding 1-½” wide. Cut strips for accent (piping) 1-¾” wide. Join strips using diagonal seams to make two long strips, one for binding and one for accent.TIP: When joining, offset strips so seams won’t hit at the same place.
  2. Join long strips with right sides facing. Press seam toward binding fabric, then fold pieced binding in half lengthwise, aligning raw edges. Press.
  3. Attach binding to back of quilt, mitering corners and joining ends in usual manner.
  4. Press binding away from quilt as shown, then fold binding to front of quilt.
  5. Stitch in the ditch between accent fabric and binding fabric to secure binding to quilt, mitering corners in usual manner.

Products used: Havel’s Self-Healing Cutting Mat, Havel’s 45mm Rotary Cutter, and Havel’s 6″ x 24″ Fabric Ruler. Check out Havel’s Sewing for more information and a complete catalog.

Other products include Aurifil 40wt. cotton thread (fuchsia), glasshead pins, wool pressing pad, travel iron, starch.

Machine featured is the performance icon™ by PFAFF®. To find a retailer near you, visit

Fabric from Garden Glory collection by Maja Ronnback and Abstract Collage collection by Ampersand, both for Paintbrush Studio Fabrics.

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