Make Your Own Quilt Binding | Karen Emelia | Skillshare
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10 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Make Your Own Quilt Binding Intro

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Sew 2 inch strips together

    • 4. Ironing the binding strips.

    • 5. Applying the Binding

    • 6. Sew prepped binding to your project

    • 7. When binding ends meet.

    • 8. Pressing the Quilt Binding

    • 9. Hand Sewing the Binding to Your Project

    • 10. Hand Sewing Corners

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Make Your Own Quilt Binding is a beginner level sewing class. In this class you will learn how to make your own binding strips, how to sew the binding onto your finished quilt, and finish it off with hand sewing. All you need to start is have a finished quilt that needs a binding. 


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Karen Emelia

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For the last 15 years Karen Emelia has been sewing, quilting and knitting into the wee hours of the morning. After a while the natural progression was to teach others how to be obsessed with these things as well.

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1. Make Your Own Quilt Binding Intro: hi and welcome to making your own cold minding My name's Karen and I'm here to show you how to make your cold By this free skill share class, we're gonna cover cutting your own strips how to make minor corners on your filled with your finding. We're gonna talk about sewing machines, finding clips. We'll talk about ironing. Ironing is a very important stuff to talk about hand sewing and sewing in the back of the binding to finish your so wonderfully you won't know how you ever finished your quilts without it. So kickback buying a comfortable chair and let's get started. 2. Class Project: for the class project. On making your own mind, you will need a finished quilt that you've already you've already made the top few quilted it, and it's ready for a binding. You're also going to need enough fabric to cut 2.5 inch strips for your binding. And if you we're following a pattern, it should tell you how much you need. You're also going to need a needle brighter. I'm going to need a symbol. I have a little leather one. You'll need some scissors. You're gonna need some gray thread because that matches pretty much everything on. If you're using black, you could use black friend using white you can use like the gray goes with everything else . I am also using a lot of clover clips to attach the binding. You'll need a sewing machine annually, Uh, and selling needle. That's about it. And when you're done, you will have a bound quilt, and that's the class project. See you soon 3. Sew 2 inch strips together: So what we're gonna do is we're gonna take the first strip right here, lay it going to the left and then with right sides together and replace the next strip on top. And when a pennant from this corner into that corner. And then I'm independent straight across rather than diagonally in this side. So the goal is to sew straight line from here to there. Let's give it a try. Not totally straight, but get will do the job. And if I fold it over, you can see that it will be adequate. Are binding because we're going to be holding it over and pressing it This. So now I'm gonna finish sewing this last strip on. It's not totally straight, but get they'll do the job. 4. Ironing the binding strips.: I got the right side facing down and the CIA and take bottom edge and I pull it up to the top edge lightly press it with my hands, my fingers Then I grabbed my hot iron set on cotton setting and start pressing, working my way down working, working, working goes pretty fast calling it too right. And then I come to this part right here and I see I never trimmed my seam allowances. So I need to get some scissors and do that. Cut 1/4 of an inch from you? I think so. And then I have to use a little years rabbit ears hanging off the edge. So I'll trim nose, too. I was away. No, I can continue pressing and some people like to press them open the same open. You could do it that way Or you could just press it to the side. Try pressing open. See how that works. Keep pressing way down this pile. When I get to the end, we'll see you there 5. Applying the Binding: and we're back. All right? I have my pile strips. I pressed them all in half, so let's see the witness on this. They're Wantage. Why? Now it is. Nice quote. I felt it. Try last and I'm going to So it on with my edge on the Raj Suraj binding to rock legend quit. And I used to do this with pins but now I like to use quote These are little clips that color makes. They're ready. Clear. There's another brand. I don't I have these and I just click the binding on. I think so. And then I fold this edge the fall, the binding making a diagonal in this corner like a minor chord down And then I clip it in place Keep going away around clipping, clipping, clipping Until the entire thing is and I get that, I'll show you final step, which is making 6. Sew prepped binding to your project: So the next step is sewing the binding onto the quote from the front first. And I'm gonna leave about five inches unsound because I need a little room for when I connect the ends at the end. Now, I don't want to use my regular presser foot because I'm something through a lot of layers. So what I want to do it is on walking that will pull from the top and then below the duck feed. Dogs will move from the bottom so you get a more smooth action of it pulling it through. So let's change the foot. I take the little screw out with the screwdriver that they give you, you know that close down foot. And then I have to put the arm on to this group for the NATO and then minus sure and use the same screw to put it back on. We need to go. I'm also going Teoh, adjust my selling machine for heavy woven heavy. I don't know that everybody has that function, so you just need a gesture. Tension in pressure. If you have those styles and you want to so 1/4 of an inch from using your fixed button or going backwards, you're gonna set the stitch. Okay? And as you get towards the corner, you're going Teoh, stop about 1/4 of an inch from the edge and you can either market with a pen more pain, and or you could just eyeball it. And then I fall it, get their fix it and then things. And now I have to flip this over and turn my quote and begin. It's close to that spot as I can. I have to find this spot. I flip it back over. I could see approximately where it's going to be. I put my needle down in that spot. Were the presser Foot keeps going, keeps starting that buying. 7. When binding ends meet.: So now we have our two strips that are about to meet Were at the end. Now the reason I left this on sewn was so that I could have a little room to make Let the quilt bend. So what? I'm gonna dio I'm going Teoh, I know Comfortable spot for them to me. So meet them up together. Pulled one way impress Pull the other way Impress From that way, when you open it up, you can see a crease. Another way you could do it is to use some chalk to mark the spot, so it's a lot easier on your eyes. So if I take this tailor's chalk and mark the spot where I see the crease on both sides, I will make it easier tow. Line them up. The next step is to open age, side and right sides together. We're gonna match up those blue check lines. You're right. I'm learning up my lines one right there and I want a market on the outside. Now clip that together and do the same thing on the other side lining up those lines. You can see the little lines right there and take my choc market again and clip it together . All right, Now it's ready to go to the machine. So we're ready now to so that seemed to connect are binding strips. And then we can be done sewing the binding on the front of the quilt and move on to sewing it on to the back of the quilt and are binding. Project will be done and will have a beautiful quilt. So here goes straight line. I'm not doing any diagonal con joining diagonal joining, okay? And it should fit. Don't see if it does. Looks like it does. So I'm gonna go ahead now If it hadn't fit if it had been too loose or too tight, I would want to rip out those stitches and try again, and I think it's pretty good. So going to trim to 1/4 of an inch from the edge of that seem right there. Now the best thing to do is go to the iron and press seems open. But you could just finger press it and unfinished selling where you left off on where you started, and then we'll be done. That concludes this portion of the binding lesson 8. Pressing the Quilt Binding: Now that the bindings on, we have to press it up press it this way all the way around so that we can get a really nice pressed easy fix to the back and the back You can so by machine. But I'm going to show you how to sew it by hand So let's go to the iron and press So I'm going Teoh Teik the binding Press it up And with my iron on a cotton setting I was gonna press not too long all the way around Escape pulling it along depressing. Now we get to this corner of this nice Minerd edge What do we dio? You see how nice it's working? I don't want to press it too much, So I'm really not going to do any more pressing than that. I'm just gonna press to about right there because it's going to turn over really nicely. I don't want to flatten it too much. So turned quilt on ironing board Another inch looks good, doesn't it just keep going and going and going? You will get to the end eventually, right back to where we started. In case you were wondering, this is the spot where we joined it. It looks just fine. So the next step is to hold it over. You can use Hair Club's you canoe binding clips. You can use clover clips you can pin, or you can choose not to do anything at all. It's up to you. In the next step, I will cover how to hand So the binding into place right there on the back. 9. Hand Sewing the Binding to Your Project: final step final frontier when it comes to binding is to so the binding onto the back. It's really not that hard. It just takes time. And if you, you know, have a nice evening. It's whole outside. And you wanna have something to do that doesn't take too much thought. This is the perfect job. So get ready. We're going to get some matching thread. I'm just going to use grey. I think Gray disappears really well and you're going to get pretty small needle I'm gonna use. I'm going to use these needles right here, dependent for a while. They are basic quilting needles for quilting and sewing. See that pulled it through. So you have to grab it, and then it's already the best. Not in my opinion, that I've ever learned. You take the end of the thread, take the needle and you grab the tail and hold it like that and wrap it around two or three times, pull it down and hold on to it and then pull the needle all the way out. Going to bed. My thread right about here, Glenn, Between the layers. I don't want to go all the way and I like to come to come up to them where I sewed it, too. Up to there, Pull it through the cold really easily. It's a tiny not but it's enough Now I need Teoh. I want to come into cool find right or that's just to get started. After that, the easiest thing to do. Come in the back of the quote right next to her, comes out here and then come back up some ways down into full finding. Beautiful. Not too far. Keep going. All right, down way we owe. 10. Hand Sewing Corners: Eventually you're going to come to a corner, and sometimes when I'm sewing the binding on the front, I get a little bit of a section that gets sewn. And it's really not a big deal I like to do is take these scissors and snip it close to that sewn edge, and it holds down pretty nicely. And it won't cause any trouble because this whole area is going to be covered with finding the other thing about the corners is sometimes it feels intimidating. What if it doesn't lay nicely, and sometimes it doesn't. But if you did what you're supposed to do on front and on the back, it will. We're just great. So I have it bound clicked on. I just wanted to show you how simple the selling ISS you're going to. So until you get to this scene and then you're just going to hold this over. But get those threads out of the way, and then you followed this corner over and clip it and get it ready for later. Sometimes the thread likes to wrap around the clips and four pins. Whatever you're using, it's annoying, but it doesn't hurt anything. You don't do anything drastic. Throw it across the room. You could see this coming out right at that corner like that. No, clip it in place. So it's right where I want it to be. Go into the back of the backing of the quill and come back up through the other side. The binding. Okay, ways. We're not quite security it. So I gotta bad in the backing of the quote, come back out through the fold of the binding, pulled down any pieces that might be trying to get away Just like that. You can see that the corner is nice and flat and it's secure. And if you pull it over, it still has that nice, puffy look.