Binding & Finishing

Some find binding a quilt to be the least creative part of quilt making, but we disagree! We have many quilting binding techniques from traditional to avant-garde to use for finishing a quilt. Plus, other quilting finishing techniques like adding a quilt sleeve, quilt labels, and how to baste a quilt.

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Directions for How to Bind a Quilt – Plus a Quick Quilt Project

At our weekly office show-and-tell, assistant editors Kristine Lundblad and Barbara Delaney both had quilts to reveal. Barb showed hers without a quilt binding, because as soon as she finished adding it, she will rush to the post office and mail the quilt to her new baby granddaughter. Barb plans to use the turquoise fabric…

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Quilt Binding Alternatives

What’s black and white and fun all over? One of Jamie Fingal’s quilts. “A Slice of Old Town Charm” by Jamie Fingal. This fused piece has no traditional quilt binding, just stitching along the edge. Jamie considers herself a rebel quilter, saying “no” to batting, bindings, pins, and rules. Instead, she uses MistyfuseTM (a lightweight…

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Quilting Arts TV Episode 1213–Mixed Bag

Quilting has many variations, themes and ideas; it’s hard to define it just one way. First up, Barbara Schneider has a lesson on digital printing. Begin with a photograph and software and end up with custom cloth. Then, Vanessa Christenson shares a little girl’s tote featuring twisted flowers. Last, Ana Buzzalino shows how to apply…

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Episode 1213-3 Ana Buzzalino: Facing a quilt vs. traditional binding

Ana Buzzalino shows how to finish a quilt with a faced edge rather than traditional applied binding. Other topics you may enjoy:Episode 1204-1 Cheryl Sleboda: Heirloom smockingEpisode 1202-2 Cheryl Sleboda: Air freshener cozyEpisode 1210-3 Debbie Grifka: Car trash bagEpisode 1209-1 Debbie Grifka: Zippered pouchEpisode 1207-3 Ana Buzzalino: Mounting quilts on prestretched canvas

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How to Make a Quilt from Screen-Printed Blocks

A Note from Vivika: Today I'm pleased to introduce guest blogger Lynn Krawczyk. Lynn works magic with paint and textiles, is a regular contributor to Quilting Arts Magazine, has made two WorkshopTM videos with Interweave, and is a frequent guest on Quilting Arts TV, including the latest season 12. I love the Typewriter block prints…

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The Birth Of Spring

This is a 12" X 19" art quilt I made when I was taking a class by Wendy Butler Berns.  I used a blue and white variegated rayon thread to quilt the background.  I used a washaway interfacing that I placed different kinds of scraps of material, yarn.  metallic threads for the bottom ground.  the…

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The Matrix

This is 19" x 17" cotton based fiber art design.  When I saw the material it reminded me of  a future city so I cut pieces of one fat quarter and appliqued it onto the cotton background.  Than I glued silver prima brand flowers, couched a black and silver beaded cord, sewed metallic thread around…

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Finish Fused Art Quilts the Easy Way

How many quilts have you slaved over, only to leave them in a guilty pile because you haven't gotten around to finishing them? I don't even want to think about mine. A quilt that is going to be used and washed needs a proper binding to keep it together. But with quilt art that hangs…