From: Penny Halgren
Do you have quilts that are waiting to be finished because you want them to have smooth, mitered corners but you've been frustrated in the past, and need some help getting those mitered corners "right?"
Possibly it isn't the corners that are frustrating you, it's how to finish the ends of the binding, making a smooth bias seam, so there's no bulge in your binding because the ends overlap and you just stuffed them inside and stitched the opening closed - hoping nobody would notice.
Are you confused about how wide to make the binding, and whether to start attaching the binding on the front and folding it over to the back, or start on the back and fold it over to the front?
Have you entered quilts in a show only to be marked down by a judge because your corners aren't perfect?
Do you always end up with way too much binding or, worse, run out, and then have no more fabric to make more binding, and are just "stuck?"
Maybe you are looking for some inspiration and a new type of binding that will make your quilt look really unique. Maybe you have considered piping or prairie points, but need some quick tips.
And possibly, your quilt has curved edges or you've made a beautiful Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that has those "in and out" angles.
Because I taught myself how to quilt and didn't have many quilting resources, for years, the only finishing I did on my quilts was either wrapping the backing around to the front or wrapping the front border around to the back of the quilt.
Then one day, I overheard a quilter in my local shop talk about how the edges of a quilt got so much wear that if you didn't use double edge binding - preferably bias binding - you would have a problem when the fabric on the edges of the quilt wore out and you could see the batting.
If that happened, she explained, there was really no way to fix the quilt, because the border was the binding. I guess you could add a new, separate binding, but that repair might look really obvious and destroy the look of the quilt.
It made sense to me, so my next quilt had double fold bias binding. You know, the kind you buy at JoAnn's or WalMart. Oh, it was 100% cotton. And I did use different colors on different quilts - white, off white, navy blue, maybe even black. But it was boring and expensive.
If only I had known how to make my own binding, this mis-match of pre-made, store-bought binding wouldn't be embarrassing me today.
Plus when I ran out of white binding in the middle of a quilt and the store didn't have any more white binding, all I could do was use a different color. And that looked pretty bad!
Maybe you know how it is. It was a gift for my crazy brother-in-law and his wife. My ex-husband thought the whole project was stupid.
I figured nobody would care, and with two small children, it wasn't worth traveling all around town to find more of the right color binding.
And so for years, the binding on my quilts looked like an amateur put it on. But, I didn't think I had any other choice.
It never occurred to me that I could make my own binding!
Then one day, I took a workshop where the teacher was talking about finishing quilts. And I was introduced to making my own binding. Bias binding at that! During the workshop, we saw how to cut the strips, sew the bias seams, fold the strips in half and then attach the binding to the raw edge of the front of the quilt. It was so simple, and it made all the difference in the look of the final quilt.
And she even taught part of the secret of smooth mitered corners.
|Using Penny's techniques, the mitered corners of the binding on your quilts can be an exact 45º angle and flat and smooth every time - even those tiny 1/4 inch bindings like this one.|
From that day forward, no more store-bought binding for me.
My binding wasn't perfect by any stretch of your imagination until I added my own techniques to what I was taught.
I spent years making all of those little adjustments in my binding techniques.
Nothing big, just little adjustments that - for me anyway - make the difference between professonial-looking binding that blends so well with your quilt you don't even notice it, and bunched-up binding that jumps out at you saying "I don't have a clue how to add binding to my quilt."
Now making my own binding and stitching it onto a quilt is not such a big project any more.
Many of the techniques, like blind stitching or stitching smooth binding, transfer from one type of binding to another.
And I can show you how to make your own binding so it is easy for you, too.
It's like so many other things about quilting. You look at the pictures in the book; talk to a quilter or twenty in an online Discussion Group; fold, re-fold, stitch, rip and re-stitch; talk to a friend; and generally gather as much information as you possibly can to answer all of those questions.
But in the end, those other quilters didn't share all of the tips and techniques you need to make beautiful binding on your quilt.
It's not your fault, and maybe it's not really their fault either. Maybe they thought they told you everything. Or maybe they told you everything they knew. But it wasn't enough. Their information didn't include all of the nitty-gritty details you need to be successful in making beautiful binding.
But things can be different for you now.
In our survey, hundreds of you said that binding was your biggest challenge in making quilts.
As a matter of fact, scores of you said that you have quilts stacking up on your shelves and hiding in your closet waiting to be finished. But you didn't know how or where to begin making binding for them.
Unfinished quilts - just for lack of binding.
Here are just a few comments many of you made about binding in our survey.
These exact comments were made by scores of quilters:
I know how frustrating it is to learn something new, especially when there isn't an expert sitting right there showing the next step and explaining it so anyone can understand. You should have been inside my head the first time someone explained how to stitch the ends of the binding together on the machine.
Hearing it once or twice was just enough to be confusing to me. Yet, I knew there was a better way than the way I was finishing my binding.
So, I found an expert, asked tons of questions, read the description in the book about 57 times (even though the cover said the instructions were easy-to-understand and the pictures were perfect), and then tried it. It only took re-sewing it a couple of times before I figured out how it actually worked. And with some more practice, I know I can get it right.
Since I feel your pain and want to help make your quilting more fun, I decided to something about it. After all, the thought of unfinished quilts hiding in closets is very painful to me - especially when they could easily be finished if only you had the information and confidence you need to finish them.
I pulled out all the stops, made a list of the most common binding techniques created some tiny quilt-looking pieces for demonstration and started sewing. After several weeks of sewing, filming, editing and writing, The Ultimate How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor was ready.
And hundreds of quilters eagerly added it to their quilting library.
But then, I started getting emails asking how to bind a quilt with curved edges; and how about a Grandmother's Garden quilt with hexagons?
And then how about simple binding where you can add one side at a time and not miter the corners or do anything fancy - just finish the quilt?
I had demonstrated the ways I thought most quilters would want to know in The Ultimate How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor. But when I discovered that you wanted to know many more ways to bind a quilt, the challenge began - to discover other unique ways to bind a quilt.
|A corner of my Tumbling Blocks quilt. This quilt will be finished by quilting daughter, Stephanie, and she will need to know how to make binding that will look perfect with all of those inside and outside corners.|
This journey began with a kind of personal mission. At some point my Tumbling Blocks quilt will be finished, and quilting daughter, Stephanie, will need to know how to bind it, with all of those inside and outside corners.
(This is a quilt that includes a piece of each fabric I have included in a quilt. I have told Stephanie that I can't possibly finish it since I will continue making quilts until I can't make them any more.)
But I hadn't described how to bind a quilt that had all of those inside and outside corners, whether it was a Tumbling Blocks quilt or Grandmothers' Garden quilt.
Once I had figured out the best way to bind a quilt that had a lot of inside and outside corners, I remembered that many of you had asked how to bind a quilt with curves.
As I perfected my method for binding a quilt with curves, what I discovered was quite interesting.
Actually the binding part is relatively simple, and uses many of the same techniques that are used in binding a quilt with hexagons. What makes curves more challenging is deciding how to change a quilt with straight edges into a quilt with curves.
After some experimentation and exploration, I discovered a method for creating a curved design and marking your quilt so you can cut the curves and bind it beautifully.
It didn't stop with those two additional methods, though.
I had always heard about French Fold binding, but never really knew what it was - let alone how to bind a quilt with that technique.
After some research, I discovered what that type of binding looked like and developed a method for adding French Fold binding onto a quilt - easily and beautifully.
I could continue the story of my discovery of each of the different methods for binding a quilt, but that would be really boring.
The point is, that in that exploration, I discovered even more ways to bind quilts.
But, wait - - let's step back a second.
Quilts get bound every day with some kind of fabric. Sometimes it matches, other times it contrasts. Sometimes it is wide, other times, it is narrow. Sometimes single fold, other times double fold. And sometimes quilters fold the last border around the quilt to the back, or fold the backing of the quilt around to the front.
And what difference does it make as long as the quilt gets bound and finished?
Many quilters get into a routine, where they like to finish a quilt using one method.
Most of my quilts are finished using double fold bias binding. It's easy, and I don't have to think about it. But, then, there is the "odd" quilt.
|Wall hanging finished with single fold bias binding made using a bias tape maker.|
For example, I was working on a wall hanging. It was just a small piece, and I didn't have a lot of the fabric I wanted to use for binding. So, instead of doing a double fold bias binding, I used a simple bias binding that I made using my bias tape maker.
Another time, I had a quilt that I wanted to finish so you couldn't see the binding at all, so I made binding that exactly matched the pieced border on my quilt.
And then there are the quilts with curves or something like a Grandmother's Garden quilt, with hexagons on the edges.
How is a quilter to know all of the possibilities and which to choose? Especially when you are new to quilting.
If you have been around quilting for a long time, you probably have a collection of magazines with pictures of quilts and articles with ideas for finishing quilts that are different and interesting.
But if you are a new quilter and don't have the collection of magazines, or the collection of quilting friends with magazines, or a local quilt shop to get ideas from, you may be stuck with the same old binding - whatever you learned or figured out yourself is how all of your quilts are bound.
Or, maybe you are still folding the backing over to the front of the quilt - or the border onto the back.
And, even if you had an idea, would you know how to actually sew the binding? Believe me, I've read the instructions, and many of them are not clear at all. The quilters who write them are all experts and have forgotten that not all quilters know everything that they do.
And, if you are anything like I am, if it's too confusing or looks too complicated, I just go back to something I know.
Your quilts deserve better!
You should have several different binding techniques at your fingertips so you can choose the perfect binding for each quilt - and have the best instructions so you get it right every time.
And our Best on the Planet How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor is the best, most complete resource on the planet for learning how to bind a quilt.
Video, yes. But this video is different. While our previous videos have been from start to finish demonstrating how to make one quilt, these videos are completely different. Each one shows a different way to bind a quilt.
This isn't just about making bias binding, or folding the backing over to the front, this video set has 15 different ways to finish a quilt.
All of these methods are easy enough for beginners and include techniques and tips that intermediate quilters will find helpful in making your binding better.
Watching these won't be like watching grass grow. And, you won't be watching me sew long stretches of binding on big quilts.
And you don't need to watch from start to finish. Each disc has a different method for binding a quilt. So you choose which method you need for your quilt and watch only that video.
Or, watch several techniques so you can get some new ideas for binding your quilt, then choose the one that is best.
Using these techniques, your quilt binding can have perfect mitered corners, too.
You get just the important points. Watch while I fold the binding to make a perfect mitered corner, and listen to my tips for making it perfect. Learn what's important and what you can let slide because it will get covered over with fabric later.
Choose the type of binding you want to learn about - or the one that causes you the most trouble, and watch just that video, if you want.
If you are interested in learning an easy way to add piping to the outside of your quilt next to your binding, pull out Disc 11, pop it into your DVD player or computer, and spend 27 minutes and 48 seconds learning exactly how to add perfect piping to your quilt.
Another option is to wrap the backing around to the top of the quilt and machine stitch it closed.
Or check out Disc 4 and see how to wrap the backing around to the front of the quilt (or the front border around to the back of the quilt). It will take just 19 minutes and 13 seconds to learn that method. And your finished quilt will be perfect - and lump-free!
Making a quick baby quilt and want to finish it without adding a binding? Take a look at Disc 5 and learn two different ways to finish your quilt with a knife-edge binding. Those lessons take just 30 minutes and 59 seconds - to learn both methods! You will barely finish your cup of coffee. And your knife-edge bound quilt will look so great, they won't be able to see how you turned it inside out.
Use the tips for hand stitching a blind stitch, and the opening will look just like the machine stitching before you turned it. Or, machine stitch the closing and top stitch all the way around, securing the fold and hiding the opening.
One of the 3 methods shown for adding prairie points to your quilt.
If you are looking for a unique way to finish your quilt, why not add some prairie points? I'll admit I avoided prairie points for a long time, thinking they would be really difficult to make look right.
But, quilting daughter, Stephanie, finished a dragon wall hanging using prairie points and it looked so cool, I decided to add that technique to my quilting toolbox.
It turns out that there are 3 different ways to add prairie points to your quilt.
Pop in Disc 6 and spend some time. Because there are 3 different methods, it will take 89 minutes and 32 seconds, to discover exactly how to add prairie points and which method will be perfect for your quilt. And you won't spend hours trying to figure out how large to make the points, how to fold them, and how to line them up so they look good.
And, those are just a few of the techniques you will learn in The Supreme How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor.
You see, each of basic techniques is contained on a single disc, making them easy to find and use.
Watch them as many times as you need to in order to get that perfect binding.
Specifically, you will see how to make:
Double Fold Bias Binding. This is my favorite method of binding. It protects the edges of the quilt - and it is really easy to add, once you have the secret for perfect mitered corners - shown in the video on Disc 1.
Straight Grain Double Fold Binding. Much the same as double fold bias binding, but there are some differences. You will see how to miter the corners and stitch the binding on your quilt so it is smooth and the corners are perfect. This technique is shown on Disc 2.
Single fold binding using a bias tape maker. Whether you cut your fabric on the bias or the straight grain, you can fold the seam allowances under using a bias tape maker, creating perfect edges and ensuring a crisp finish for your quilt binding. Disc 3 shows all!
Self-binding (folding the back to the front or the front to the back). This is how most quilters start out. Nothing wrong with it, and if you are creating a wall hanging, this may be the best method for finishing your quilt. In Disc 4, you'll see the secrets of wrapping the backing around to the front of the quilt so you get perfect, square corners without being bulky. Even if this is your first quilt, our family and friends will be amazed that you finished your quilt with perfection.
Knife-edge binding (2 different methods). This, too, is a common method for finishing a quilt. Either stitch around the outside with the right sides facing each other, or fold the raw edges under to create a beautiful finish to your quilt, with ease and without the distraction of an additional piece of fabric. You'll see both methods in Disc 5.
Binding with Prairie Points (3 different methods). Begin with simple squares folded individually into triangles - the most common method of adding Prairie Points. Then discover how to add the Points using one strip of fabric per side. In this method, you will see how to measure and cut a strip of fabric and fold it to create Prairie Points without the hassle of folding and lining up all of those little squares of fabric. Also included in Disc 6, you'll see how to add Prairie Points facing inside your quilt. This unique method for placing Prairie Points will add interest to your quilt. Your family and quilting friends will think you are brilliantly creative.
French Fold binding creates a beautiful finish on your quilt.
French Fold Binding (2 different methods). Unlock the mystery of adding double fold binding to one side of your quilt at a time. No turning the corners, no matching - just beautiful binding, perfectly finished. On Disc 7, you'll see how to stitch the binding on and get blunt edges, or sew mitered corners for a less bulky finish.
Striped Binding. Sew some fun strips of fabric together to make striped binding in Disc 8. Cut the strips on an angle to make them "move" around your quilt, and then add the binding to your quilt perfectly using mitered corners.
Binding on curved edges. On Disc 9, learn how to mark and cut the borders of your quilt to get beautiful and interesting curves around your quilt. Then apply bias binding so every inch of the way, it is smooth and looks like you paid a professional to bind your quilt.
Adding binding to quilts with irregular shaped sides is easy - with the right techniques.
Binding quilts with hexagon sides. These quilts are like Grandmother's Garden or the Floating Cubes. But, the technique is not limited to just hexagons. This method works on any quilt that has "inside" corners and "outside" corners. On Disc 10, you'll see a few select tips (all of the complication stripped away!), and your corners will be beautiful and your quilt binding perfect.
Adding Piping to Your Binding. Binding doesn't need to be plain or striped. On Disc 11, you'll see how easy it is to add piping as you add your binding - giving your quilt some dimension as well as additional color. This demonstration also includes an easy way to make the piping - without puckers!
Quilters are raving about Penny's Ultimate How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor. These are comments from quilters who invested in that fantastic quilting resource:
"Good morning Penny,
"I enjoy watching, The Ultimate How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor.
"It's easy to follow instructions are really great and so interesting, Penny you make it look so easy. I'm a novice quilter so I don't really have any ideas at this time.
"I look forward to your new Advanced How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor.
"I just starting quilting a year ago and have learned so much from my How-to-Quilt DVD's. I have probably spent more time watching the DVD's than I have quilting.
"They are great, easy to understand and perfect for beginners! They are helping me build confidence in the whole quilt process. Thanks!!"
"Both my wife and I are thrilled with your information. She has been quilting a long time, and I have only been at it a year and a half. She couldn't believe the easy difference with your method and I am not spooked about it.
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" (I'd like to listen to you that talk in italian ^_^) I've bought The Ultimate How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor, and I'm very happy because I've finally understood the procedure and I hope as soon as well to try this one.
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"I am looking forward to the Advanced How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor. I have plans for a project in the near future with curves and possibly prairie points. So I feel with the Advanced How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor a big part of my project is already a done deal.
"I would recommend the How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor to anyone, especially anyone who is wanting to take their sewing talents to a whole new experience."Tammy Jones
And, quilters are raving about Penny's How-to videos. These are comments from online viewers:
Thanks so much for sharing. This is my first time attempting to miter a corner for my quilt, and I have to say if it wasn't for you I would not have done it. You are an angel thanks again
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I very much needed this instruction...Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
graspr.com viewer, ellenduc
the quilting coach is amazing! even though I don't quilt myself, the videos are great to watch anyway.
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Cool technique. Thanks for putting this here.
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Hey great work... cool tips too... Thank you so much...
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Excellent instruction -- very clear and easy to follow. Thanks so much! (p.s. I'll also weigh in on the bird. I loved it! I felt like I was looking over my grandmother's shoulder. She always had either a budgie or a canary in her sewing room.)
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thanks so much for sharing. This is my first time attempting to miter a corner for my quilt, and I have to say if it wasn't for you I would not have done it. You are an angel thanks again
Learn the easiest way to smooth mitered corners so they lay flat - every time you bind a quilt. The first few times I mitered a corner on my binding, it was all lumpy and weird. Once I figured out this simple method, my corners are perfect every time - even the small 1/4 inch corners. Once you see this technique, your corners will be perfect and your quilt will look like a professional finished it. Easy, No fuss. No lumps. (Disc 1 - "Double Fold Bias Binding")
Learn how to figure out the amount of binding you need for your quilt. Better yet, you get a Handy Reference Chart showing exactly how much binding you need for the size of your quilt and the width of your binding, and you get the formula in case your quilt is a custom size. (Bonus Disc 4 - "21 Best Tips for Making Perfect Binding Every Time")
See how to sew strips together to make one continuous length of bias binding (or straight-grain binding). This isn't some confusing method that has you cutting a tube with a pair of scissors, this is the simple way to make perfect binding in one continuous length using bias seams to reduce bulk. (Bonus Disc 1 - "Cutting Fabric and Making Bias Binding Strips")
Learn how sew the edges straight so your quilt does not ripple, and your finished quilt looks like a professional sewed it, not all sloppy like an amateur. The key is in how you feed your quilt through the machine and even the presser foot you use. You will see my simple techniques for keeping the edges lined up, preventing that little bubble at the front of the presser foot, and making sure that the edge of the binding stays smooth and doesn't get those ripples making it look like a running stream. (Disc 1 - "Double Fold Bias Binding")
Learn my inside secret for cutting binding so the edges match perfectly every time, and the width of the binding is exact. What else can I say? Nowhere else have I seen this demonstrated, yet it seems the most obvious way to get the width perfect, and your strips are less likely to stretch as you fold and iron them. No more cutting tubes of fabric with your scissors. (Bonus Disc 1 - "Cutting Fabric and Making Bias Binding Strips") This tip alone could be worth your entire investment in this DVD Mentor.
See the simple technique for folding the ends of your binding together to make a continuous piece that folds over perfectly. Using this technique, the tails of your binding will come together and you will join them for a smooth, flat finish. (Disc 3 - "Binding Using a Bias Tape Maker")
Get tips for machine finishing your binding. Whether you are just anxious to finish your quilt, know that "this quilt" will be well loved and used, or are dealing with arthritis issues, machine stitching the binding onto the quilt - without any hand stitching - may be just what you want. These tips will give you techniques for sewing your binding completely by machine. Don't get me wrong, I haven't figured out how to sew the front and back on at the same time, get the edges even and make it look nice, but in a two-step process you can have beautiful binding that is sewn completely by machine. (Bonus Disc 4 - "21 Best Tips for Making Perfect Binding Every Time")
Learn alternatives for double-fold bias binding. While this seems to be a standard way to bind a quilt, there are other ways to finish your quilt. You will get detailed video instruction for making perfect double fold binding (which could be either bias or straight-grain), self-binding (folding over the backing to the front of the quilt), knife-edge binding - two different ways to finish your quilt so that the edges are folded to the inside of the quilt with no extra piece added around the edges, adding piping to your binding, prairie points, and making binding using a bias tape maker tool. (Disc 4 - "Self-Binding;" Disc 11 - "Adding Piping to Your Binding;" Disc 6 - "Binding with Prairie Points;" Disc 5 - "Knife-Edge Binding;" Disc 3 - "Binding Using a Bias Tape Maker")
Learn how to figure out how much fabric you need to make the right amount of binding. Better yet, you get a Handy Reference Chart showing what size square of fabric you need to make the right amount of bias binding. You may already know how much binding you need, but how much fabric will that take? With this Reference Chart, you can easily tell whether you need a 24 inch square or a 36 inch square. Plus, you get the formula so you can figure it for your custom size quilt. (Bonus Disc 4 - "21 Best Tips for Making Perfect Binding Every Time")
Binding with stripes is fun and easy. Using this technique, you'll be able to create borders with stripes as well as binding with stripes.
Learn the secrets for perfect blind stitching. That means your knots are hidden between the layers of your quilt sandwich, so even the most picky judges, quilters and quilt-users won't be able to see or feel them. And all of your stitches can be the same length and invisible - hidden between the binding and your quilt backing or top - whichever you hand sew. (Disc 11 - "Adding Piping to Your Binding;" Disc 6 - "Binding with Prairie Points;" Disc 6 - "Knife-Edge Binding;" Disc 3 - "Binding Using a Bias Tape Maker")
Learn how to create striped fabric for your binding. It's easy to create fabric with diagonal stripes when you have been shown just a few shortcut techniques. These techniques will enable you to make borders using stripes as well as create binding with stripes for your quilts - and stitch the border on with mitered corners! (Disc 8 - Adding Striped Binding)
Learn how to stitch your binding around curves - both inside curves and outside curves. Whether you are sewing a clamshell quilt, Dresden Plate, or just a quilt with curves in the borders, your binding will lay flat on all of the curves and on both sides of your quilt. (Disc 9 - Binding Quilts with Curves)
By now you may be wondering about the cost of these valuable resources.
Well, put it this way.
If you hired me to consult with you to cover all of the points of how to bind a quilt using each of these 15 different techniques, it would probably take a week of instruction. When we finished going through all of those techniques, your notes would probably be stacked to the ceiling, never to be organized again. Plus your brain (and mine) would be fried, and the binding methods would blend together.
The thing is, as I was discovering these techniques, I had the same experience. As I ran across a new method, I took notes and then when I went back to do it myself, things got confused and mixed up and it was like a brand new discovery each time.
When you invest in the Best on the Planet How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor, you get 11 DVDs showing how to bind a quilt using different techniques that you can look at whenever you want, and as many times as you want. No note-taking required. Just pop in the DVD, sit back and watch. Rewind or skip over the parts you are confident with - your choice. And right in the comfort of your home - information ready when you need it!
Or you could spend $60-$70 for some quilting books, plus $20-$30 each for some books with tips about how to bind a quilt and then try to figure it all out yourself. But, then, we've already tried that, haven't we?
Plus, I've never seen a book with all of these techniques for binding a quilt all in the same place.
Or you could spend hours on the internet collecting all of those free and incomplete instructions that will confuse you and waste your time and fabric. Who needs that?
Remember, though, it’s taken me more than 30 years of making all different kinds of quilts, plus an investment of thousands of dollars to sort through all of the clutter of information and give you only the best. And I know you want to get to the heart of binding your quilts and bypass all of that torture and unnecessary expense.
Maybe you have already made a bunch of quilts, made some fantastic binding, and think you have seen everything already and can figure it out yourself.
Maybe, but if you are anything like I am, every time I pick up a quilting book or magazine, I learn something new from just one little article or picture. Just imagine what you could learn from 81 pages of quilting instruction and 5 plus hours of live quilting on DVD.
Every quilter has unique shortcuts and techniques that she has developed over time. The big difference is that I am happy to share mine! Not all quilters are. And because I am sewing exactly the way I sew when the camera is off, you get every inside tip and technique I have.
The thing is, this information is so valuable it could make the difference between your finishing a quilt and having an unfinished quilt sitting on your closet shelf.
You deserve this information that will make finishing your quilts much easier and more interesting. After all, think of the quilts you could make for your holiday gifts that will please your friends and impress your family with your creativity while saving money by using the fabric in your stash - or even finishing some quilts that have been folded on your shelf just waiting for the right binding.
And because we love to give you lots of extra goodies, you'll get Bonuses!
Your continuous strip of binding will be straight and have flat, smooth seams.
Before you can sew on the binding, you need to make the binding strips. In Bonus DVD #1, you get all of my secret tips for making continuous binding. This isn't the "make a cylinder" and cut the strips with your scissors type binding. Frankly, that always confused me - and who wants to cut a tube of fabric with scissors when you can cut perfect strips easily and quickly with your rotary cutter?
In this video, you see my unique method for making binding strips with raw edges that line up and are exactly the same width the entire length of the binding strip. This binding is so perfect, your friends will think you had it custom made by a manufacturer! Once you see this method, you'll never go back.
This method can be used for both double fold bias binding and double fold straight grain binding.
This Bonus Gift alone is a $39.00 value and it’s yours free with your order of The Best on the Planet How to Bind a Quilt DVD Mentor.
The DVDs are great and will show you exactly what to do and how to do it. But, taking notes and keeping them in one place is a whole different ball game. And, what if you want to read and follow the video in a book?
With these 15 fully Illustrated Transcripts, you can do just that. Each one of the 15 transcripts follows along with the video and includes full color photographs from the video so you always know where you are. Stop the video, write your notes, back it up and review, if you want. You are always on the right track.
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Susan Cleveland loves piping and other unusual ways to bind a quilt. In our Eavesdrop on a Telephone Conversation Susan talked about how to add perfect piping to your binding. Before learning Susan's technique, I looked at piping as something hard and not worth trying.
Now that I have used her technique, I see how easy it is, and how much a skinny little cord inside a strip of fabric adds to a quilt. Now I look forward to adding piping to many more quilts - both between the patches and in the binding.
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Yes, your binding can be perfect every time, and it won't take a zillion years of practice! Quilters always have tips and sometimes they share them - and sometimes they don't. Here at www.How-to-Quilt.com, we give you the best information about quilting on the planet. We throw out the stuff that doesn't work and share only the best of the best stuff that works.
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As you are getting ready to bind your quilt, do you wonder how much binding you will need, and how to adjust the amount if your quilt is a size other than the one in the pattern? Would you like to stop making way too much binding and hoping that it will be enough for some quilt in the future? And stop running out of binding and wondering what to do because the fabric shop is out of the fabric, too?
In these three charts, you will know you how much binding you need for common-size quilts, how much fabric you need to make the required amount of binding, and how wide to cut your binding to get the perfect width to bind your quilt.
These charts include the formulas for figuring it out, too. So, if your quilt size is not listed, you can get an exact calculation, or you can estimate based on a similar quilt size.
These could save you hundreds of dollars plus untold frustration and aggravation knowing you will have enough fabric for your binding and the perfect amount of binding for your quilt.
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In these fully illustrated instructions, you will see how to add reversible binding to your quilt - the front of the quilt will have one color of fabric and the back will have a different color.
I'll admit that when I got the instructions for this, I was skeptical. And even reading through the instructions, I thought I would have to make some adjustments. But, following the very simple instructions, this binding will be mitered and perfect.
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We all love to collect quilt block patterns, whether they are for current use or to save for a future quilt. In this free bonus, you get all of the quilt block patterns for the quilts used in the demonstrations for The Creative Binding Techniques DVD Quilting Mentor.
These patterns include: Bread Basket (Double Fold Straight Grain binding), All Those Fish (French Fold binding), Tree quilt block (Prairie Points, one piece), Memory Block (Prairie Points, inside facing), Candle (striped binding), Ghostwalk (curved edges binding), and Hollow Cubes (binding a quilt with hexagons).
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In short DVD, you will see how to add reversible binding to your quilt - the front of the quilt will have one color of fabric and the back will have a different color.
Remember, when I read how to do this, I was confused. Skip that step and watch this short 9 minute video and see how to bind a quilt with reversible binding.
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