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Binding a Quilt...


Every quilter has their own 'preferred method' of binding a quilt and there are lots (and lots) of really good tutorials available in books, magazines and on the internet. One more can't possibly hurt, can it? So - for what it's worth - this is mine...

Binding a Quilt

For most quilts I start by cuttting 2½" x WOF (width of fabric) strips. For mini quilts or quilted placemats & coasters I might reduce that to 2". Most quilt patterns will tell you how many strips to cut, but if you've altered the size of the quilt by changing the number of blocks or adding an extra border - I'm always keen - you can calculate how many strips to cut as follows:-

Measure the circumference of your quilt (in inches) and add 18", then divide the total by 42" (WOF), rounding it up to a whole number to give the number of strips to cut...