Magic Trick Every Quilter Needs to Know: Joining the Ends of Binding


Learn tricks from Bonnie Browning on how to join the ends of binding on your quilts. The key is to fold the triangle away from you – the fold should be closest to your body. Pin along the fold line, which is your seam line, to double check the binding. Sew on the fold line. Press seam open to reduce bulk, and trim seam to 1/4″. Refold binding and stitch to the edge of your quilt. Viola! it fits perfectly!


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Good bonding tip Bonnie. Easiest binding instruction I’ve seen. Thanks

Robin Parkey

Great tip! Where can I get the pattern for the Mariner’s Compass hanging on the wall behind them in the video?

Hi Robin, The Quilt is Kathryn Wald’s My New York Beauty, quilted by Linda Powell. The pattern is from 2005 by Karen Stone called New York Beauty. Thanks, Betsey

Karen Antis

Thank you Bonnie. I was in a car accident and hav a hard time remembering how to do bindings. Never had that problem before. I think I should be able to remember this way. Thanks