It's Tute time again. I've put together a printable one-sheet on how to bind a quilt with continuous binding. Please don't give your next quilt hokey corners, like I used to, just for fear of trying something new. When my mom first offered to show me this technique, I completely blew her off. It wasn't until I saw the glorious mitered corners that resulted that I got on board. I've never looked back.
You can cut quilt-binding strips with the grain of the fabric or on the bias. Bias-cut bindings are most-enduring if your quilt is to be used and laundered frequently. And, a bias binding is necessary for quilts or projects with irregularly-shaped edges (scallops, rounded corners, etc.). There's a neat trick for prepping bias binding, where you sew your fabric into a tube before cutting it into binding-strips. This technique is not in my instructions, but here are some links to walk you through it: here, here, and here.
Instead, I show you how to attach a binding along the edge of your quilt in such a way that you can achieve glamorous corners too. Remember - no fear! And, feel free to print yourself a copy to keep handy for your next quilting adventure.
For the Continuous Quilt-Binding Tutorial, click here. Or follow the "Bind a Quilt" link in my sidebar.