Are you always frustrated with failure to get the right exact closure while you join the binding in the round?
Doesn’t it seems to be so hard to estimate?
Well, don’t estimate no longer, I have a binding tip that will solve that very problem.
Here is a tip which I use all the time for joining the binding tape in a round.
Perfect Binding Joint
- I find it easier when I leave about 5″ free binding tape at the beginning and leave a gap of about 10″ unstitched at the end of the round.
- I place the binding tape so that it overlaps (like the first photo above) and cut the the extra binding tape so that the overlap only measures about 2.5″ — which is equal to the width of the binding in the first place. If you use a 2.25″ then the overlap is 2.25″.
- Then I place the binding tape perpendicular and right side together merely leaving any excess on both ends. Just make sure it is not twisted.
- Trim the triangular excess seams and lay it back flat on the quilt. Finish the binding as you normally would. I personally love machine binding but sometime I do sit and blind stitch my binding.
This method is definitely my go to and never has failed on me yet. Give it a try!