Instead the binding is folded entirely to the back as a facing. We are demonstrating how to use your left-over backing fabric as your binding. Thanks! I am using the Precision wool ironing mat, I am really impressed with this and will be sharing a review on it soon. Thank you, This is excellent! Turn the strips under the quilt, tucking in the extra 1/2 inch of fabric to create a finished edge at each end, and hand sew the binding in place on the back of the quilt. It worked great! Can’t wait to share your website with my quilt guild. Is there a way to do both in one step? That’s for the tutorial. I am only starting to venture into art quilts and I have a question about the back. Absolutely perfect results! Just finished a small quilt using this technique and it looks excellent. #saqaw, Bad Moon Rising, Air of Elegance and Please Touch, Fabric pull for my next project. My latest Art Quilt cried out for facing rather than binding so I did it! Thank you for guiding me to your tutorial in response to my comment on 2/20/20. Thank you so much for sharing. This no-binding quilt tutorial from Red Pepper Quilts is very intriguing to me, not only because of the lack of binding, but I also just really like the way the finished product looks. I then added my quilt binding to the back (fold a 2.5 inch piece of fabric in half and iron). ); instead I leave the back intact and just cut the batting. Step 2- Placing Your Fabric Backing. If not, let me know – or send an image of your quilt. Pingback: Some Fine Discoveries Online | Zippy Quilts, Thanks for this, I really enjoyed doing the technique and it looks so good on a small quilt hanging, I’ve used this technique once before, and went back to it today for large art quilt. I will link back to this post when I share my finish later this week. Great tutorial, thank you. I just finished a ~30×40 art quilt and used your facing method – it turned out perfectly! Tips Consider all the possible choices for finishing a quilt without binding before starting. It is a beautiful print and stunning in these quilts. Pingback: Score 2 – Strings | Coloring Outside the Lines. I’m trying it on my next project. I used Liquid Stitch that is permanent, but you could always use a non permanent like Elmer’s. I know itâs not the best in the quilting world to bind your quilts from the backing fabricâ¦.but I do it. Jane. You will learn how to bind the hexagon edges. This is definitely my new favorite way to finish my art quilts. Thank you in advance for sharing your art. I’ve found the following methods will reduce bulk and control the âsquarenessâ of the corners: Iâve put all these methods together into a technique that works well for me.Â Hereâs how I do a quilt facing. SO, I glued them first! Instead the piece has been sewn together, all three layers then flipped so that everything is right side out and the opening that was left is sewn together by hand. This will be better. My quilt looks fantastic. I shall give this a try in the future and I suspect it will be my go-to facing technique! Machine stitch binding to the back of the quilt/mug rug and finish by machine stitching it on the front. Your tutorial was great!!! Nice tutorial. If I understand correctly, you have a quilt with 5 ‘corners’ – but not all at right angles. Hereâs my 2020 top 9 pos, âWash Your Hands!â Is my submission to @curate, Happy New Year! Thanks for this great tutorial. Love this technique! I’ve never done a facing, even on small projects, but will have to try this one. thank you so so much for your generousity in sharing your skills …. What a great tutorial! âWash Your Hands!â Is my submission to @curate I first found it a couple of years ago, when I decided to face my first sampler instead of binding, and I hadn’t returned to facing until now, when I am facing two art quilts in one week)) And again i return to your tutorial, it’s really clear and the results are great! Thank you. I would say that it took longer than using binding but for my art quilts, this is a nice finish. I look forward to trying this one out! Stitched entirely by machine, no additional hexagons or binding needed; a faster method than the above one, with a different look on the back of the quilt. It was so easy and the instructions are very clear. ], Before sewing the top and bottom facings, cut the corners of the back and batting at an angle, about a quarter-inch. Note added August 2015:Â When I trim the corners, I no longer cut the back layer of fabric (I had one incident where I cut too much off! I will be finishing more quilts this way. I have just finished using this awesome technique and it was with 5 sides and a point at the bottom. I’m going to try this on a small piece. 6. Hand-sew the turned under edges of the facings to the back of the quilt, or fuse with Â¼” wide strips of fusible web.Â Donât forget to attach a sleeve and label. Instead of applying a binding, you simply sew around the edges of the quilt sandwich as if it were a giant pillowcase, leaving an opening on one side thatâs big enough to turn the âpillowcaseâ inside out. Related Questions. Please let us know if you can! Thank you for very complete instructions. There are links to a couple of good tutorials on this page of my blog. Apr 24, 2016 - I made this English paper pieced hexagon quilt for my fifth-born childâs first birthday. Line up the raw edge of the binding to the raw edge of the quilt. Fold the binding over the layered quilt edge to the quilt back. Step 1- Preparing Your Materials. I LOVE my little rainbow piece. I cut my facing strips about 2 Â¼ inches wide, but you could certainly use narrower strips especially on a small quilt. Thank you for this great technique, Hi there, thank you for this lovely, clear tutorial, it is very generous of you to share it – I think your technique here is the very best going! Feb 22, 2012 - Explore Marilyn Knight's board "Quilts - How to Bind", followed by 364 people on Pinterest. Matchstick quilting on my current project. Pingback: Finish: Highlight on Improv – Play Crafts. Mary. Spray with water while pressing to encourage the fold to stay in place. Itâs for an exhibit, Glorious sunrise! Take the outer corner of the binding where you will begin sewing and fold the corner towards the edge of the quilt. This is my GO TO tutorial for facings. Corners are a challenge with a facing â they often turn out lumpy or not square.Â Iâve tried several different techniques but until recently I wasnât entirely satisfied with my corners.Â. I cut out the 1 inch square of batting from each corner, which meant in two corners removing some quilting. . Thanks again Terry! Quilts that don't require binding:. Thank you so much, Great pics and explanations. Thanks so much! Thanks again Terry, Fusing would definitely be easier even than gluing. ; Decorative quilts. Bringing the backing fabric to the front is another way to finish the quilt's edge without binding. | Coloring Outside the Lines, UFO – Painterly Flower | Quilting Sisters Unravelled, Score 2 – Strings | Coloring Outside the Lines, http://www.terryaskeartquilts.com/Studio/tips-tutorials-and-more/, Finish: Highlight on Improv – Play Crafts, Friday Finds, August 12 | On The Go Quilting, "Time Warp Quilt" with HeatnBond InkJet Transfer Sheets - Therm O Web, Mondrian…finished | Wild Thyme Farm Quilting, Some Fine Discoveries Online | Zippy Quilts, http://www.terryaskeartquilts.com/Studio/2017/07/23/art-quilt-w-and-the-3-bridges-2017-07-23/, One last quilt for this year â 2020.12.31, Mini quilt of WOW Westminster â 2020.10.31, âPlusâ mini quilts from September â 2020.10.25, Use single layer facings (rather than double layer). http://quiltsbyjen.ca/how-to-finish-a-quilt-with-no-binding/?goback=%2Egde_848677_member_248961754. I followed it word and for word and got the best corners I have ever had. I”ll try it & let you know how it comes out. 4. I’m adding this to another quilt today. Trim the backing 1" larger than the completed top all around. No binding (pillowcase method). Reply Delete. A couple of years ago, I started fusing my facings to the back, rather than hand-sewing them. Better late than never. Thank you for the clear pictures and instructions. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Thank you for joining me today! â¦then fold the next edge in halfâ¦. Fold all the way down to the next edge. 2 Responses to How To Finish Quilt Without Binding. It made my corners so nice and square and with no bulk. I would treat your point as any other corner. A BIG THANK YOU. I looked at a couple of others, but yours was the best by far. I like to start attaching the binding about 3/4 of the way down the long side. When I blocked this quilt, I did not add the 1/2″ to each side; so the quilting was much closer to the corners than it would be if I had added the 1/2″. Molly, I also do not enjoy the process of hand stitching! Do you use a sleeve? It is so nice of you to share what you have learned. Many thanks! I know this will work perfectly for me. Quilt backing is the bottom layer of the quilt sandwich, a three-layer packet made up of the quilt top, batting, and backing.The backing is the layer we see when we flip a quilt over to take a peek at its reverse side. Press your binding, then fold it over to the back and press again. I have made the "quilt sandwich" but I dont know what to do now? I am NOT going to do the actual quilting and go up every seam. Having tried to put a binding on it and have it look puckered and lumpy, I now have the smoothest finish! Trim the quilt backing down to about 1/4 inch from the seam sewn. 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