March Binding Challenge Winner & Angle Binding Tips

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At the beginning of the month, we announced the AQS March Binding Challenge Giveaway. It’s a four week challenge and giveaway. For every quilt bound and submitted, entrants get their name put in the pot. We draw a random winner each Tuesday of the challenge, empty the pot, and start again. This week, we’re announcing the second winner and sharing tips for binding angles.

The winner of the second week giveaway is Debbie Morse!

Debbie won a Sasher Set perfect for helping with bindings!

If you want to finish some quilts and possibly win a weekly giveaway, there are two ways to enter. Either email a photo of your bound quilt to socialmedia@americanquilter.com with the subject “Binding Challenge” or post the photo in the AQS Project Parade Facebook Group and mention the binding challenge.

One entry per quilt.

Weekly winner chosen at random.

march binding challenge

You could win one of the following!

  • 3/20 – Borders & Finishing Touches 2 Ebook
  • 3/27 – Borders & Finishing Touches iquilt Class

This content promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook.

Learn more about the AQS March Binding Challenge by clicking here.

When binding our Hexagon Placemats we ran into some odd angles for binding. Use these tips to help you with your angle binding.

To create a mitered corner binding on the 120 degree angle, sew the binding over the first side stopping a quarter inch from the corner.

Fold the binding back on itself until the strip is straight to the next side. Notice how the binding is folded continuing in a straight line from the next edge to be bound.

Binding being sewn onto a placemat.

Maintaining that fold, bring the binding over itself to lay over the next side. Secure the corner folds with a pin or clip.

Use this trick for all outward angles.

If you want to visit the tutorial for these fun placemats, click here.

Brush up on all things binding…

Struggle to remember how to join binding? Bonnie has the perfect tip!

Looking for that perfect miter? Take a look at these tricks for a crisp mitered binding.

Binding curved edges? Cindy Seitz-Krug has help for you!

Looking for a fancy finish? Try decorative stitch binding on your machine.

Join us next Tuesday when we announce the week three giveaway winner, and remember, every bound quilt is a victory!

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