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  • Self Binding

    This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to finish a quilt, though it is slightly less sturdy than other methods. To self-bind, trim the excess backing fabric so that it is even along each edge of the quilt, then fold it over and onto the front of the quilt. Slip stitch the backing fabric in place...
    Posted to Glossary by pippapatchwork on 27 Oct 2009
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  • Bias Binding

    This method of binding is best for quilts with curved edges since it uses strips that are cut along the bias (diagonally across the fabric), and are therefore stretchier. To join the strips of fabric, lay one strip on top of the other at a right angle, with right sides facing, and stitch across the diagonal...
    Posted to Glossary by pippapatchwork on 27 Oct 2009
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  • Slip Stitch

    This invisible stitch, also referred to as blind stitch, is used often used for hemming or to secure binding to the front of a quilt. It is done by alternating between the two fabrics that are being sewn together, making very small stitches that should not be visible once the thread is pulled taught...
    Posted to Glossary by pippapatchwork on 27 Oct 2009
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