Binding Techniques

Traditional Quilt Binding

Make a worthy frame for your work of art.

Don't lose points on your fair entry due to sloppy binding technique. Learn the traditional method of attaching a double-folded binding, a.k.a. “French Double-Fold Bias Binding” to the edge of a quilt.

Discover the tricks to making perfect mitered corners, joining the beginning and ending of the binding.

As a bonus, learn how to attach a hanging pocket according to museum standards so you can safely hang your beautiful handmade quilts for display.

A list of required supplies and notions, and advance preparation instructions will be provided when you register.

There is a $3 class supply fee for handouts.


Bias Binding

Strips cut on the bias of fabric allows them to stretch and form around curves without bunching.

Learn this traditional method to both finish an edge and add interest to home decorative projects like place mats, pot holders, napkins, bags, etc. It’s also an easy and effective finish for many garments.

Bias binding is easy to make and easy to attach. This class will cover the entire process; everything from tips and methods of making your own bias binding and using commercially made bias tape, to different methods of sewing it to your project.

We will also review examples of different specialty binder feet for your sewing machine, which ones work best and how to use them.

This is a hands-on class in which we will construct a simple infant’s feeding bib with bias tape bound edges.

A list of required notions and supplies will be provided upon registration.

There is a $15 fee to cover the cost of materials.