Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Anyway, I was thinking about making a tutorial for how I join the ends of my binding. I went over to YouTube to see what's already out there, and came across this absolutely great video. Her camera work is excellent (compared to my jerky shots), her instructions easy to understand, and even after fifteen years I picked up a new tip. So why do all that work when I can just give you a link?
There are a few very minor differences. She doesn't show bias binding, which I was taught was the gold standard. I cut my bindings at 2 1/4"-2 1/2" because I find that the 2" she uses is sometimes a little tight. She suggests using thread that matching the backing, while I prefer to match the binding - in my experience that's what shows, but YMMV. She also pins and marks a lot more than me because, as you know, I'm lazy and far from a perfectionist. But I do love the idea of the little "pocket" so you don't have to join the ends perfectly.
The other thing I found from looking on YouTube is that there are a million different ways to bind a quilt, some of them way more complicated and tedious than necessary. How do YOU do it?