Do I quilt before I bind?

Do you bind a quilt after quilting?

Some bind first before quilting while others do binding after they finish quilting. Binding is the last part of the quilting process. This has been the ideal. Binding lets you finish your quilt and secure its edges.

How wide should Binding be on a quilt?

Cut enough strips (bias or crossgrain) to go around the quilt plus 8″ for cornering and seams. Strip width can vary from 2″ to 2 1/2″ and even wider if you prefer a larger binding than the traditional 1/4″ width. Quilt binding strips are generally sewn together with a diagonal seam for the most inconspicuous joining.

What is a self binding quilt?

Self-binding is a quick and easy way to bind small quilting projects. Also known as fold-over binding, a self-binding is made from excess backing fabric that’s trimmed to size and folded to the front side of the quilt to enclose the raw edges.

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