Learn How to Make Quilt Binding

Binding bewilderment puts makers of homemade baby quilts in a bind. There’s a great big obstacle that keeps many makers of handmade baby quilts from finishing their projects. They love to buy the fabrics, and their minds are filled with ideas for baby keepsake quilt patterns, so they go to work assembling the major components …

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Learning anything new always takes time and patience just as learning to quilt.  Here are the 12 days of learning to quilt as I have helped a friend make her first baby quilt. Day 1 – Think back to the days of learning to drive.  You just don’t jump into the driver’s seat and take …

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Handmade Baby quilt, lady bug pattern quilt, pink quilt

Improving the stitches of handmade baby quilts can be completed with a few very basic guidelines.  Though quilting stitches can be as personal to a quilter as their fingerprint, following these standards can help the quilter make improvements. To begin, analyze your quilting stitch by doing some quilt stitching.  Make a design or motif on …

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baby clothes quilt

Steps in making a baby clothes quilt are easy to follow. When finished, you will have made a keepsake baby quilt from outfits that you have been saving because they each have special sentimental value.   A lovely dress that a friend or family member has made for your little girl or the first outfit your …

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Handmade Baby Quilt, Nursery Rhymes, Embroidered Baby Quilt

The basics of learning how to quilt hundreds of different baby quilt patterns starts with the humble square.  This remarkably versatile and reassuringly easy to cut and sew piece is the building block for most intricately designed patchwork baby quilts. Because the shape and size of the pieces in the quilt patterns must be uniform, accuracy of the piecing …

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Handmade baby quilt, quilt block

Double fold quilt binding also known as the French –fold, is exactly what the name implies, a binding folding so that it forms two layers. There are two methods or techniques for attaching or this type of binding to your handmade baby quilt. This fold is a favorite among quilters who design baby quilts because …

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binding rolls

Choosing fabric for your baby quilt binding is the last and final opportunity to make your statement on your quilt.  Take a good look at the fabrics that you have chosen for your quilt.  Did you make one that is so soft and cuddly that is whispers lullabies, or have you created one that has …

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Handmade Baby quilt, lady bug pattern quilt, pink quilt

Starting to choose fabric for the quilt is a important decision, whether you are quilting one or choosing to purchase a quilt online. Do you love baby quilts with animal prints?  Maybe the design on the fabric you use for the quilt are the favorite little lady bugs or the ever popular butterfly. Begin your …

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learn to sew tips, binding

When precious time, beautiful and often time expensive fabric, plus a lovely and perfect machine or hand quilted design has been applied to the quilt top, making the right quilt binding is important. Give your quilt a new look for the binding by creating a pieced bias binding.  This type of quilt binding is made …

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handmade baby quilt, pink and green quilt

In one of my other blogs, I had given some excellent tips on how to finish your UFOs by learning to make quilt binding. Use a sharp rotary blade, 100% cotton thread, and press your binding properly. These are the initial steps to learning to make quilt binding successfully. Here are a few other guaranteed …

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