An Easier Way To Join Binding Ends

Joanna the Snarky Quilter links a great binding tutorial from McCall’s. Ever have trouble making the ends meet *just* right? This will show you. It’s how I’ve been finishing my ends, and I get great results. It’s easy, too.

The Snarky Quilter

Try this ridiculously easy trick—just kidding—but I did find an easier way to get the ends of my quilt bindings sewn together. Back in the day, quilters were advised to tuck the tail into the binding start that had the edge turned under. This left you with an unsightly bulge.

binding_instructions

Then, other methods were put forth to join the two ends at a 45 degree angle. In fact, there’s even a gadget sold to help you do this.

binding-tool

I’ve been using my own version of Sharon Shaumber’s method, which works but is a bit awkward. Then, I found a new method on one of my Pinterest feeds. It advertised ease and success, so I saved it and tried it out for my recent binding marathon (3 quilts in 2 weeks.)

This method comes from McCall’s Quilting, of all places, and you can watch a video on how to use it.

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