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How to Make Quilts : How to Choose a Binding for a Quilt

How to Make Quilts : How to Choose a Binding for a Quilt


JEANNETTE WHITE: Hi. I’m Jeannette White on
behalf of Expert Village and Piper’s Quilts & Comforts located in Sugarhouse. Today,
we’re talking about choosing a correct fabric for doing the binding on your quilt. In the
last segment, we talked about polka dots and prints, and in this segment, we’re going to
be talking about plaids and stripes. We have unraveled our fabric off of the bulk and we’ve
laid it on a diagonal grain and now we’re going to take a ruler and simulate where the
quilt would hook on. And you can see, for the generous quarter of an inch that is showing,
this plaid is absolutely wonderful. Plaids, if you’re in a quandary about this, make wonderful
bindings, so do stripes. So, we are going to lay this one out like so, and then I am
going to fold it so that I have got a bias grain and lay my ruler here to simulate how
much would show if it was sewn onto my quilt. And here again, you can see these stripes
make a wonderful binding. If you’re really torn, it’s always safe to go with the solid
or a marble. And that’s how you choose a binding for your quilt.

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