Quilt Binding – SEW Fun!

When I finish a baby quilt top, then there are a number of factors to consider when choosing the best possible baby quilt binding.

If I am in a hurry, I just may consider doing a straight or cross-grain bias quilt binding.  I can make a single fold with a ¼ inch seam sewn onto the right side of the quilt top, then flip and hand sewn to the back.  This method of a baby quilt binding is quick to apply and is made by cutting the material in strips either with or against the grain of the fabric.

When time is not a problem and a baby quilt needs a fancy touch, I add a prairie point quilt binding.  This type of quilt binding is more labor intensive, but utilizing the continuous prairie points method will reduce the time spent.

I suggest purchasing a ruler http://www.quickpointsruler.com/  to make the prairie points binding.   Durability decreases with this type of baby quilt binding and extra fabric will be need.  Do some extra planning to make sure the points fit.

It is also important to remember that outer ½ inch of the quilt can’t be quilted, so that the points can be folded in ¼ inch and fitted between the layers.

I also suggest that you baste the raw edges before inserting between the layers of the baby quilt.

A rotary cutter can be used instead of scissors if you use the prairie points ruler to cut your baby quilt binding if not scissors will do just fine.   Making the Prairie points either 1 inch or 2 inches wide depends on your project size and your preference.  Just be sure you measure to fit each side.

SEW fun!  Not in a hurry learn a fancy new baby quilt binding.

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