Monday, September 7, 2020

Piped Binding - Final

This is a continuation of the post about adding piped binding to a quilt.  Again, I didn't invent this technique and it has been handed down by a friend who learned it from Ricky Tims who learned it from Sherri Driver who learned it from Debra Wagner.  Whew!  That's a long of hand me downs!

The last blog post showed how to prepare the piped binding.  This will show you how to attach it to the quilt... all by machine.

Place the binding on the back side of the quilt and sew with a scant 1/2" seam.  Fold the corners at 45 degrees and mark the line.  Be sure to start and stop at this fold line.

I used my walking foot and moved the needle position 2 clicks to the left, so that this scant 1/2" seam was achievable by lining up the edge of the quilt with the edge of the walking foot.

Miter the corners in a few steps.  Fold the horizontal binding twice and mark the center fold line.  Fold the quilt on the diagonal.  Using a corner mark-it tool, or any 45/90 degree ruler, draw the sewing line.  Sew on this line and trim the seams.

Turn the biding to the front side of the quilt, and poke out the corners.

Using the #10 edge stitch foot, stitch right in the ditch on the front side between the piping and the binding.

OK, here's how I felt about this technique when I was done.  It was VERY finicky and the tiny piping is hardly noticeable on the finished quilt.  I would probably NOT do this technique again.  I actually like to sew on binding and doing faux piping might just satisfy me.

That's it.  I do hope you try new techniques, even if they don't eventually go into your bag of favorite tricks.

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