Welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog and printing this machine binding tutorial.
I have been quilting for around 15 years. Aside from the beginning sewing lessons my mother gave me as young girl, everything I have learned in quilting, I have picked up on my own. I have read books and magazines, have followed blogs of successful quilters and designers, and picked up little tricks as I have quilted along. And then I have practiced. I have many to thank for all my quilting knowledge!
Over the years I have made well over 100 quilts of all sizes, many of those larger. I tell you the truth when I say I have NEVER bound a quilt by hand. EVER. Some would say I have been missing out. I would say, on the contrary, that I would have no finished quilts and would not be quilting today if hand binding were the only way to get that binding on the quilt! I do not enjoy handwork, for the most part. I want to finish my quilts and gift them, sell them, or enjoy them in my home.
Early on I read a quilting book from the library and learned how to attach the binding by machine using the method described. Then I paid attention to what others did. I learned a lot. My binding today is quite different than those on those first quilts I made!
This binding tutorial is a combination of many little tidbits from over the years. I am sure there are many ways to bind a quilt, even by machine. But this is how I do it. Over and over and over again.
I love putting on the binding. It means my quilt is almost finished. Now that’s something to celebrate!
I hope this is helpful to you!
Celeste's Illustrated Machine Binding Tutorial
P.S. If you notice any glaring errors or have a question, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org