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?
What will we cover?
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 out 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.
How will I be taught?
You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work.
You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.
Do I need any previous experience or skills?
All of the techniques covered 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.
Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?
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.
- 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 5 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
What will I take home with me?
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.
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.