So far, you have a quilt with backing attached and possibly even a smart label!
Haven’t got that far yet? Here’s how to add a backing to your quilt.
The final stage of finishing your quilt is to add the binding.
I’m going to show you a quick and neat way to bind your edge. You don’t need extra fabric, and you get a tidy flat edge with neat corners.
If you’d rather finish your quilt edges with a bias binding I wrote about that here: How to finish a quilt with bias binding
Self-bound quilt edges using the fold-over method.
- Spread your quilt out, face-up, and make sure your backing fabric is showing by an equal amount on all sides. 1” is plenty.
- Fold the backing fabric over so the raw edge of the backing meets the raw edge of the quilt.
- Fold the backing over again so the outer stitching line on the front of the quilt is covered. Pin the folded fabric in place
- At the corner, fold the fabric diagonally to meet the raw edge on the next side.
- Trim the corner diagonally leaving about 1/4” turned over
- Fold over to meet raw edges and press in place
- Fold over again to cover the raw edge, matching at the corner. Press. Look at that neat mitering!
- Stitch all around close to the fold. I used a contrast thread on my sample so you can see my stitching, but you’ll probably want to use a matching colour.
- The back shows a neat line of stitches.
That’s it! Enjoy your quilt.
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Now the hardest part: choosing which quilt to make next!