I will also add the binding to your quilt, if desired. That way you can received a completely finished quilt when you pick it up!
I offer two different ways to do the binding:
- I make the strips* and apply to the front only. (You will fold over and do the hand work on the back)
- I make the strips* and apply to the back and finish with a narrow top stitch on the front by machine.
*If you make the strips yourself, I will discount the price for each of the above.
NOTE: I generally carry solid black fabric only for binding, so if you want something other than black, it is best for you to provide the fabric that will compliment your quilt.
To Make Strips:
- Measure the perimeter of the quilt and add 10 inches to insure your continuous strip is long enough to turn the corners and join the ends.
- Divide the number determined in step #1 by 42 (average width of fabric or whatever it actually is). This will give you the number of strips you need to cut. For example:
- Perimeter is 218"
- 218 + 10 = 228"
- round up to next whole number(6)
- In this example you would need to cut 6 strips.
- Cut the strips at 2 1/2" by width of fabric. Sew them together on a 45 degree bias seam. To do this, cut off any selvedges first, then line up two strips right sides together at the ends at a right angle to each other. Sew at 45 degree angle from the upper left corner of top fabric to lower right corner of bottom fabric as shown below.
- Trim and press open the seam. Press lengthwise in half wrong sides together. If you want me to only apply to the front and you attach by hand on the back, you may want to cut the strips at 2 1/4" instead of 2 1/2".