What if I told you there’s a way to add extra detail to a quilt binding PLUS complete it much faster than with the traditional technique? That there would be zero hand sewing, and the quilt binding would look beautiful from both the front and the back of the quilt? Flanged quilt binding by machine does all that, and it’s VERY easy to learn. In fact, once you try it you may find it becomes your go-to method for binding quilts!
Just look at the pretty detail of that narrow brown strip! In this method, two fabrics are used in the quilt binding, one for the tiny flange detail, and the other for the outer binding.
This method is also different from the traditional binding technique in that the binding is sewn to the back of the quilt first, and then turned to the front.
All stitching is done by machine, making this a very quick binding technique. And it’s so beautiful! McCall’s Quilting associate editor Sherri Bain Driver recorded a short video demonstrating this technique…watch the FREE video here.
I hope you enjoy this Tuesday Tutorial and give the flanged binding by machine technique a try. Remember, you can watch any of our free MQU how-to-quilt video lessons any time day or night—click here to see the full selection. And don’t miss any of our Tuesday Tutorials—access them all right here!
Clover offers super-helpful clips for holding binding in place for stitching. Click photos for details.