Binding Services

Cami at work

Rates for each step:

Make binding with fabric* you supply
$0.05 per linear inch

Attach **standard binding to quilt
$0.075 per linear inch

Machine finishing
$0.125 per linear inch


Rates for partial or whole service:

Make and attach binding (with your fabric*) for YOU to hand or machine finish
$0.125 per linear inch

Attach **standard binding you supply to quilt and Machine finish for a completed quilt.
$0.20 per linear inch

Make, attach AND finish **standard binding so you receive a finished quilt
$0.25 per linear inch

NOTE: Making and / or applying strip-pieced binding, binding on curves or other special applications may cost extra.

*Click here to find out how much yardage is needed for binding.
**Standard binding is made from strips cut from the width or length of fabric or bias binding.
$35 minimum charge for binding services.


HOW TO: Making your own Straight-of-grain or "standard" binding:

1. To figure how much binding to make, find the perimeter measurement of your quilt:
a.Measure the width ________ + length _________ = ________
b.Multiply the above total x 2 ___________. That is the perimeter.
Example: If your quilt is 60"x80", the perimeter is 60+80=140 140 x 2 = 280 total perimeter.

2. Add an extra 15 inches to the perimeter measurement for seaming and turning corners.
Example: 280+15= 295 total of binding needed.

3. Divide total length of binding needed by length of strips you will be cutting and round up to the next whole number.
(Example: if you need 295" total and are cutting 45" strips from the width of the fabric, you will need 295 / 45 = 6.555 strips. Round up and cut 7 strips.

4. Cut strips. (Strips may be cut widthwise or lengthwise with the grain but you MUST cut bias strips if appling binding to a curved edge.)
(For approximately 3/8" wide finilshed binding, cut strips 2 1/2" wide.)

5. Sew strips together with seam on a 45 degree angle. (Using an angled seam distributes the seam's bulkiness for a smoother finished binding.)

6. Press seams open.

7. Press binding longways with wrong sides together so the finished product is half the cut width (or 1 1/4" wide with cut edges together and a fold on the other side.)

8. To keep binding neat until it is ready to be used either Fan fold and pin through all layers, wrap around a piece of cardboard and pin the end in place or make jellyroll and pin the end.


HOW TO: Basic Binding
Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt company - "The Ultimate Quilt Binding Tutorial"

Subjects covered:
How to make your own straight-of-grain binding, bias seams to join binding strips.
Sewing binding to the quilt including the folded mitre corners, Joining the beginning and end of binding.
Threading needle and how to knot, Hand stitching binding to the back, how to fold and sew the corners by hand.



HOW TO: Flange Binding
Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt company - "Missouri Star Baby Quilt with Flange Binding: Easy Quilting Tutorial"

Subjects covered:
Jenny demonstrates flange binding while teaching an easy way to make a baby quilt out of one Missouri Star Block.



HOW TO: The "Perfect" Binding and Hand-stitched Finishing
...Binding for the detail-oriented person or the Advanced Quilter.
In this video tutorial, Sharon Schamber walks you through the process of applying the perfect binding to your quilt including the Hand-stitched finish. - "Binding the Angel quilt"

Subjects covered:
What quilt judges look for in binding.
Supply list.
Making the binding: preparing the fabric, cutting strips, mitered or bias seams, starching and pressing.
Attaching binding to the top of the quilt: "why and how" to glue the binding, corners, stitching binding to the quilt, joining beginning and end.
Finishing: Turning binding to the back, ironing the front, getting the "perfect" mitered corners.
Hand stitching on the back: type of needles, thread and finger cot used, the quilter's knot, the "ladder" stitch, stitching the corner.



HOW TO: Curved Binding and Machine-Stitched Finishing
Sharon Schamber demonstrates how to make and apply binding to curved edges including how to do a Machine-stitched finish.
She also explains how to make Inside or "V" corners like those on a Double Wedding Ring Quilt.

Subjects covered:
Part 1 - Curved binding
Supplies needed, Cutting and seaming bias binding strips, Figuring amount of binding needed.

Part 2 - Curved binding Bias seams, starching and pressing binding, Where to start and stop on the curve, Seam allowance size, Starting to sew binding on, "v" or inside corners - first part.

Part 3 - Curved binding Sewing "V" or inside corner - continued, Joining beginning and end of binding, Glue basting.

Part 4 - Curved binding Stitch last part of binding to quilt top, Turn binding to the back - The inside "V" or inside corner, Glue basting binding edge to back of quilt.

Part 5 - Curved binding Machine stitching to finish binding or Stitch-in-the-Ditch, knotting and hiding threads, Removing spots of glue (starch.)

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