What is Bias Binding for Quilts?
What’s the Difference Between Bias Quilt Binding and the Regular Type?
The final step in finishing your quilt is to add the binding. Quilt binding secures the finished edge of quilts by holding all the layers together. The most commonly used quilt binding is cut from the straight of the grain, meaning in-line with the woven threads. This binding usually has squared corners when sewn to a quilt. Knowing how to make bias binding is important for curved edges. Because when sewing binding to a curve, it needs to have a bit of stretch to lay smoothly.
Watch this Bias Binding Tutorial
and learn how to make your own Bias Quilt Binding.
Most quilting uses binding cut from strips of fabric, but it won’t work with curved edges. Instead the bias cut of a bias binding allows the fabric to follow the curve and lay flat along the finished edge. You will commonly see bias binding used on round or oval table runners, placemats, pot holders or mug rugs. Bias binding is very easy to make, it simply uses a different method of cutting to allow the desired bias finish. You’ll learn how to make bias binding in this tutorial, plus you can see a demonstration in the video tutorial included above.
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How to Make Bias Binding Like A Pro!
Easy Bias Binding Tutorial
Learn how to use your Fat Quarters to make bias quilt binding in this tutorial. Continuous Bias Binding is a perfect technique for making your curvy quilts look amazing! This easy to follow bias binding tutorial can be done in just a few minutes. Follow along and you’ll be ready to start binding all your curvy quilts!
Step 1: Cut and Sew First Seam
Step 2: Mark Cutting Lines for Binding
Step 3: Sew Second Seam
Step 4: Cut Bias Binding Strip
You’ll Love How Great Your Bias Binding Looks!
A finished quilt is always exciting to look at after all the work is done. Now that you understand what bias binding is and how to use it, you’ll love the finished look. Adding curved corners to your quilting projects is a fun look and now you can easily bind them quickly!