- Intro & Getting Started
- Cutting the Fabric Pieces
- Machine Piecing the Quilt Top
- Layering, Basting & Quilting
- Binding the Quilt - You're Here!
After layering, basting & quilting, you're ready to bind your quilt!
I recommend using a durable double fold bias tape for binding your baby quilt. You'll need about 4 yards of binding plus some extra to use as practice material.
This tutorial will show you how to apply binding to your baby quilt.
Using Pre-Made Binding
Wrights also makes a 7/8" Wide Double Fold Bias Tape (called Quilt Binding) that works the same way. You might consider this if you're using a thick quilt batting or just prefer the look of a wider binding.
I recommend practicing your binding technique using scrap materials to be sure you're happy with the appearance before starting on your baby quilt.
The first thing to notice about the folded bias tape is that one side is slightly wider than the other.
It's important that the wider side of the tape ends up on the back side of the quilt. This helps to ensure that the sewing line is completely covered when the tape is wrapped around to the back and hand stitched in place.
If you've never done a slip stitch before, I found this video on the Monkey See website that will show you How to Sew a Slip Stitch.
After hand stitching the binding to the back, your baby quilt is complete & ready for baby to enjoy!
If you'd like to learn how to make your own continuous bias tape binding from a coordinating fabric, the How to Bind a Quilt video on the Connecting Threads website is an excellent quilt binding tutorial.
This video will take you step-by-step through making and applying a double fold binding. I've watched through the video and recommend it as a very helpful DIY quilt binding resource for beginners.
I hope this Baby Quilt Kit tutorial has been helpful and inspires you to make your first baby quilt!
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