I am so excited to share a bit about my binding book today! This has been a project in the works for a long time and I hope to share how it came about and why it is helpful to any quilter!
I started a binding service business almost 2 years ago. I love binding quilts and have never seen a binding technique like mine. It provides a unique finish where the binding on the front and back are both 1/4″ wide. As I started taking on clients, I realized that not everyone could send their quilts out for binding, nor would they want to. I had a few friends reach out for tips and tricks with binding and the idea for a book sprang from there.
As I was binding a quilt to gift to my sister, I took step-by-step photos of my entire process, start to finish. Those photos, along with detailed instructions are found in my book. I share what tools I use to make it easier, how to choose thread, how to make binding, how to make your corners perfect, how to get an even width of binding on the front and back, and other general tips and tricks to make your binding life easier.
Here is an example of what you’ll see in the book:
Whether you are an experienced quilt binder or new to quilting, there is something for you in this book. It is separated out into different sections: Planning, Cutting, Sewing, and Hand Stitching. If you feel confident in planning, cutting, and sewing, but not so much in hand stitching, you can focus on the hand stitching section.
I firmly believe that we all spend SO much time, energy, and money on our quilts that the binding deserves to be as perfect as possible! It is the crowning touch on a huge work in progress that takes so much time and money to finish. I hope you’ll enjoy my book and it will make your hand binding life easier and more enjoyable!