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Quilt Binding Basics

Adding binding to a quilt can be a challenge, whether finishing by hand or machine. Let’s practice together sewing binding from beginning to end. Learn how to decide what width strip to cut, how to piece the strips together, and how to add it to your quilt. Getting those mitered corners can be tricky, even for experienced quilters! Get tips and tricks from instructor Liz Granberg-Jerome who has bound well over 100 quilts.

As with nearly everything in quilting, there are options to make your quilt your way. Binding is no different—some prefer a narrow binding, others a wide binding. Some sew it to the front, wrap it around to the back, and hand stitch it down, while others may sew it to the back and wrap around to the front and machine stitch it down with a decorative stitch. Even learn some tips on adding a flange, piped, or faux-flange binding. So much to learn to make your quilt finishes the best!

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginning to Advanced quilters welcome
Materials Included: Ironing station & cutting mat provided in studio.
Requirements: Small quilted project ready to bind--a table runner or small wall hanging would be perfect
1/2 yard fabric for binding
Dapper Knot Tips #1 Binding
Roxanne's Glue Baste-It
Matching sewing thread

Sewing machine (with manual) and quarter inch foot
Basic sewing notions--pins, scissors, seam ripper, rotary cutter, 6x24" ruler, etc.
Instructor: Liz Granberg-Jerome
Instructor Bio: Liz Granberg-Jerome, a teacher at Quilters' Paradise since 2015, brings 10+ years of quilting experience, on top of 50+ years of sewing, to the classroom. She works well with all students, working with each to ensure everyone in her classes succeeds. Liz is the owner of Gypsy Dreamer Quilts and can be reached at
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Quilters' Paradise Quilt Shop, owned and run by Sharon Vesecky, opened its doors in its current location on January 3, 1989.