Sunday, 24 May 2015

How I Bind My Quilts

This is a video of how I most commonly bind my quilts. It's covers everything I do from start to finish and the video itself is over an hour long. I actually filmed this the night before my last Binding Workshop with a view of having it running on a projector during the class. But I soon realized it wouldn't work in the venue, so I've put it up on YouTube instead for anyone who's interested to follow.

I think it really helps being able to see techniques in your own time and at your own pace. Like everyone, I have my own preferences and style and I'm still learning all the time. This technique is how I do things right now, but that might change in the future if I find something that suits me better.

The ruler I use is a Westalee Designs ruler called Bound To Fit and you can find it over on the Westalee website over here.

14 comments:

  1. I am watching your video now, in the first 5 minutes found something i am definitely trying! love how you join your binding strips together :)

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  2. I loved your video! You made it so easy to understand and I am very glad you decided to post it! How will the quilt be hung?

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  3. WOW! I will definitely start using your method! Thank you so very much!

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  4. Enjoyed seeing your binding method. Been doing it similar, but I can see how you sew the binding pieces together is a win win. thanks for sharing.

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  5. Enjoyed seeing your binding method. Been doing it similar, but I can see how you sew the binding pieces together is a win win. thanks for sharing.

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  6. Excellent video. I learned so much by watching your step by step process and will begin implementing your ideas with my next quilt. Thank you so much.

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  7. thank you Esther, for so freely sharing your talents and skills

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  8. Thank you Esther for this amazing video. You are a treasure to the Quilting community. This is a perfect binding tutorial. I can't wait to bind another quilt. Hmmm or maybe I should do over the several I have done .LOL.
    Hugs Bunny

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  9. Great video. My method is very similar except I don't over stitch the top. Do you use a serger for that

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  10. OK - This is a great tool. I always use my ruler and cut with a 90 degree angle..... But this is the perfect lazy way to do the binding. I always do my binding this way, but sometimes it is tricky. I ordered the binding ruler, the sewing guide and the scant quarter inch - a MUST HAVE FOR ALL QUILTERS! Thx for the tip Esther!
    Nanette from Texas

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  11. Oops... How about 45 degree......oh well, just told Hubby - typical Tuesday - nothing going the way planned!
    Have a great day.
    Nanette from Texas

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  12. Thank you for the excellent binding video.

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  13. Ester,
    You are awesome. You share so much of your talent with the quilting world. I have been using part of your method for years but always struggled with finding the stopping point at 1/4 inch from the corner, thank you, thank you for solving this problem for me. I also appreciate your not assuming everyone knows how to stitch it to the back. I learned a lot about manipulating the miter. Melissa Lamb

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  14. This binding video is very helpful. Thank you so much for posting it. I have struggled for years with bindings and this makes it so easy to understand what I have been doing wrong.

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