Binding and finishing techniques
I absolutely love the final stages of finishing a quilt. Sewing on the binding is like approaching the finishing post... the end is very close. But do you ever stop to think of different ways that you could do it? Have you ever thought about extending the personalisation of your project into this final step?
During this 5 hour workshop you'll learn to look at that final stage quite differently. We'll start with a quick run through of our top tips on the traditional quilt binding technique and also consider some quilt finishes that require no binding at all. Great if you've run our of coordinating fabric.
From there we will move on and you will have a go at creating a variety of different solutions;
- Two coloured binding
- Two colour flanged binding
- Prairie point binding - internal and external and how to construct continuous prairie points
- Invisible Binding
- Curved binding
When we've covered all those techniques we'll finally consider some hanging techniques for those that want to view and show their quilt rather than snuggle underneath it.
All of these techniques could apply to any level of project so an in-depth knowledge of patchwork is not required. This workshop is suitable for beginner sewers upwards.
You will need to bring along some pre-quilted sandwiches ready for binding and some fabric for the binding and prairie points. Full details are below.
This workshops covers a lot of content but don't worry there will be a detailed handout to take home with you to remind you for your new project. Plus, of course, all the samples you have created.
What you will need
- 5 prepared quilt sandwiches. A quilt sandwich is a piece of fabric for the top, a piece of wadding and then some backing all cut to the same size and quilted together. These do not need to be blocks. You may choose to use some leftover fabrics and wadding or just buy some cheap fabric like calico to pair with your wadding. Ideally these will be approx 10″ square.
- 1 quilt sandwich NOT QUILTED
- Minimum of 10 x 2.5″ WOF (width of fabric ie 42″) strips. These can be pieced from strips, leftovers from jelly rolls or just cut from fabric.
- 2 x 4″ WOF strips
Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.
With effect from the 1st January 2022 we will be asking for proof of a negative lateral flow test, taken within 24 hours of your attendance.
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.