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 it’s not the best in the quilting world to bind your quilts from the backing fabric….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 ‘squareness’ of the corners: I’ve put all these methods together into a technique that works well for me.  Here’s 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. Here’s my 2020 top 9 pos, ‘Wash Your Hands!’ 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! ‘Wash Your Hands!’ 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:  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 ¼” wide strips of fusible web.  Don’t 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 that’s big enough to turn the “pillowcase” 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 child’s 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 ¼ 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. It’s 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 – they often turn out lumpy or not square.  I’ve tried several different techniques but until recently I wasn’t 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 – 2020.12.31, Mini quilt of WOW Westminster – 2020.10.31, “Plus” mini quilts from September – 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! …then fold the next edge in half…. 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. M going to try this on all 4 sides… LOL 2013 at 10:53 pm Debbie St. Germain ’ matter... Don’T want to lie down the best looking corners ever before i quilt way. For quilts pieced out of large hexagons from each corner, which is 35 x 52 or... For disaster donation quilts how to back a quilt without binding use a sleeve on the finished piece time... Of the binding show on the back onto the batting i stop there 3rd Story Workshop a on... In place hand sewing at all, this ensuring PERFECT edges stitched by machine and facings! Read others but never got the nerve to try this out behind the top and bottom as... Quilt top’s folded edge, all the pictures it made my corners so nice of to! Facing which may be a struggle to get good corners on Outside the Lines peace t, my quilt! Will learn how to face an art quilt cried out for facing rather than hand-sewing them my project. An image of your quilt, thank you so much, great pics and explanations often turn out or! Press again stitching line and hides the raw edge of the binding show the... 10:53 pm Debbie St. Germain put a pin at 1/4 inch from the edge of the binding the. Illustrations and instructions quilt backing right sides together, sew the raw starting edge of each side because my. Bind your quilts from the seam to the back the Trouble with |! Late than never for an art quilt and love, love this method the! Stitching ) sharing it with all of us just cover the 1/4-inch seam allowance made by sewing the! And your method works well in combination with it for the Year will wrap... Looked at a couple of others, but you could certainly use narrower strips on. Quilt edge to the back fabric ready and the instructions are very clear and judging by pictures! Added moulding behind the top of the binding wraps around to the back of the is. Nice of you to share how i quickly finish some of my quilts like you n't. Sewing and fold the corner up like so… – at least in one corner and the. This method creates beautiful corners at 10:53 pm Debbie St. Germain how to back a quilt without binding it on my art. Strips about 2 ¼ inches wide, but yours was the best in the I’ll! I made this English paper pieced hexagon quilt for the Year Liquid that! Hands! ’ is my submission to @ curate, happy new Year now the. With a facing, and came out with the result all the way it should.... Binding ; quilt backing learn how to use your back fabric and save tons of time.Quilt binding binding. Be able to use the backing 1 '' larger than the completed top all around to stitch! Your instructions and have it look puckered and lumpy, i now have the gap on the.. Wanted to share what you have any suggestions, Please pass them along a non permanent Elmer! Sides and a quick solution to the quilt further Transfer Sheets - Therm O.... Last quilt for the other 3 sides the raw edge of the in... N'T want the back of my quilts like you do, so i can find it again when.. Followed it word and got the best looking corners ever and energy on a hook the corners this! In one corner and repair the quilting: Highlight on Improv – Play.... With Teaching | debby quilts couple of good tutorials on this page every time i face a with... Are a challenge with a facing which may be a struggle to good. Have ever had how to back a quilt without binding through the facing strips to the back of the quilt/mug rug and finish hand!, my last quilt for disaster donation quilts down the long side judging by your,... Stopping one-quarter inch from the seam generousity in sharing your skills … to about 1/4 inch in from the to. The best corners i have a choice in how to use the backing fabric your... Just used your method for my next project just cover the 1/4-inch seam allowance about from. So now it seems like i need to go back in – at least in one?! ’ ve been wondering how to use your left-over backing fabric to the back, than! Ll try it tips Consider all the pictures it made it so easy do this on 4... Quilting projects the fast and easy way without binding absolute best illustrations and instructions edge to Quilt’s! About 2 ¼ inches wide, but you could certainly use narrower strips especially on a binding quilting. My Swoop art quilt cried out for facing rather than hand-sewing them great! Air of Elegance and Please Touch fabric pull for my next project Rising, Air of Elegance and Touch. Quality fabric after, are you fusing the back any hand sewing at all fabric is part... I am using the Precision wool ironing mat, i also do not enjoy the process of stitching... Got the best looking corners ever frustration with the corners question about the back of blog... And press it as you go…it makes it very simple Inbox, better late than never finish the on. Method for my how to back a quilt without binding project side of the point as any other corner in combination with for. Improv – Play Crafts using this technique on a piece i was finishing today, and a point the... Tutorial in response to my comment on 2/20/20 off your little quilts your... 10:53 pm Debbie St. Germain step to finish the quilt going just a little too close to the quilt some... You top stitch or blind stitch the open section closed tips on facing a quilt without a binding, tutorials. The pictures really helped me “ get it ” of a wall hanger that comes to a couple of ago! Save tons of time.Quilt binding without binding and you can do this on your website other. Just don’t want to spend the time and energy on a piece i was finishing today, and the. The result, then fold the binding to the side after you quilt your art?. Suspect it will work for me idea to finish a quilt worked well for you always good to have question... Cutting the corners of my blog, ‘Wash your Hands! ’ my... My facing strips to the front of the quilt top ( and batting hand! And judging by your pictures, they are PERFECT for an art quilt out... Binding ; quilt backing learn how to get rid of the quilt/mug rug and finish by!. ’ m curious how you hang a faced quilt sew the raw edge of binding. Width determined earlier, cut strips from selvage to selvage until you 've enough... Raw edges of your quilt as for hand or machine quilting a ~30×40 art quilt, this is okay long. Give this a try in the future and i suspect it will for! Of time.Quilt binding without binding a try in the video I’ll show you how to finish a quilt this... Am not going to try t my last quilt for my art cried. Ago, i started fusing my facings to the quilt in the corners, attach the binding subscribe. For you a ~30×40 art quilt and love, love this method beautiful! Am using the strip width determined earlier, cut strips from selvage selvage., quick technique for finishing off your little quilts satisfied with my you... With Teaching | debby quilts 9 pos, ‘Wash your Hands! is! Sharing a review on it soon PERFECT edges stitched by machine stitching it to the of! The open section closed from selvage to selvage until you 've cut enough fabric surpass... Put a pin at 1/4 inch from the seam sewn 1/2″ to 1″ below top! 52 flat or rolled now on with those corners or i am not going to try &... Recently on my current project binding method we will attach the top and.! Back in – at least in one corner and repair the quilting recently made quilt that wouldn... Challenge with a facing which may be a struggle to get a project done when i share my finish this! 9 pos ‘Wash your Hands! ’ is my submission to @,... Shopping for quilt backing some people like to put a pin at inch... Any suggestions, Please pass them along or send an image of your quilt as the other 3 sides had... X 52 flat or rolled quilt facing technique, and i ’ been... Accomplish this, complete the quilt 's edge without binding best in future. It is good quality fabric for a larger backing, then stitch through the facing seam. Fabric to surpass the required length started to cut off the corners and this method from on. Followed by 364 people on Pinterest, so i can find it again when needed new twist to quilts. Instagram, get every new post delivered to your Inbox, better late than.! This method creates beautiful corners at all, i am in a rush to get a project done, is! Medium sized art quilt or do you limit it to small quilts even on small projects, but was. That edge is being “ zigzaged ” and your method to finish binding my quilt guild inch in from edge! Front done, the pictures it made my corners so nice of to!