Binding Edges: The Finishing Touch

So many wonderful quilted table toppers can be made in the hoop but how do you finish the edges?

Lace doilies and many mug rugs are so nice to make because they require no edge finishing. I have found an easy, more like lazy, method of adding the backing to a wall hanging. But there is nothing like traditional binding to create a professional and polished presentation.

If you are not familiar with binding edges of quilted items like wall hangings, table runners, place mats, and the sort, these tutorials will be quite helpful!

Binding Calculator from Quilters Paradise let you enter project length and width and gives you the yardage you need according to the width of your binding strips.

  • Learn how to attach your double-fold binding, including mitered corners, with text and video from Gathered.
  • Inner and outer corner points can be tricky to bind. Check out this video from The Quilt Show to see how it is done.
  • shares an easy way to make continuous bias binding here.

The design featured in our header image is Cathedral Window Table Mat from Mar Lena Embroidery. It is on sale this weekend at 70% off!

What is your favorite technique for binding quilted items?