Get Excellent Binding Tips from a Master Quilter

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There are many ways to bind quilts and in the end, the best method is the one that works consistently well for you. Master quilter Sue Garman’s method is slightly different from others we’ve seen and may be just what you’re looking for.

Her excellent tips are designed to produce a neat, flat binding that finishes a quilt beautifully. One key tip is to ensure that the binding is “full”, which often depends on how wide you cut the binding.

Get Excellent Binding Tips from a Master Quilter

You’ll find many more helpful tips in her binding tutorial, some of which may be new to you. One has to do with her clever use of 1/4″ quilter’s tape.

Get Excellent Binding Tips from a Master Quilter

Sue began by explaining that she was creating a binding for her antique frame quilt that she quilted so beautifully (shown below). One note that we’d add is to be careful when pressing the binding if you’re using poly batting. Use a cooler iron than you would with cotton, as poly can melt.

Improve Bindings with Tips from a Master Quilter

You’ll need to scroll about halfway down at the following link to find her binding demonstration and excellent tips. Along the way, you’ll see several of her own quilts followed by many lovely quilts from a West Houston Quilter’s Guild show that she judged.

Click here for the “Quilting Across Houston!” article and binding tutorial.


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