You can sew a double bias fold on your quilt by cutting a few strips, lay them out on your quilt, and guesstimate the number of strips you will need. Double-fold bias tape is not recommended for binding a quilt.Â Despite being called “double fold”, the edges are folded into, but not over, the center. Anytime. Enter in your email and password to create a FREE account. Join as many strips by piecing them on the 45 degree to make a continuous long strip measuring at least 18 inches longer than the outside edges of your quilt. Unless you are entering a quilt show where there are strict rules for binding styles and techniques, the choice is really up to you. Deciding which type of binding to use is much simpler if you know how they are cut. This is my favorite binding technique, called the double-fold, or French-fold, binding. $19.99. 3. Start with the end of the binding where the pin is part way down one side of the quilt, with the beginning end (the pin end) of the binding about 12" from the corner. One of the most popular, traditional methods is the double-layer (one-fold) quilt binding. With so many options available, you may find yourself asking, “What’s the difference?” That’s what we’ll uncover today. Wrights Double Fold Quilt Binding, 7/8 by 3-Yard, Leaf Green 4.1 out of 5 stars 10. Quilt Binding - DOUBLE FOLD - 3 Yards - 7/8" Width Wrights Double Fold Quilt Binding Bias Tape - White, Stone Blue, Apricot AtlasTrimming. 6. Ask Question. If you create single-fold bias tape yourself, you can also choose to cut the strips on the crosswise or lengthwise fabric grain and use them in non-curved applications as well, such as this simple drawstring bag casing. Wrights 117-706-045 Double Fold Quilt Binding Bias Tape, Light Gray, 3-Yard 4.7 out of 5 stars 237. Lay the binding strip on the right side of the quilt top, aligning raw edges of the binding and the quilt. 2" strip for the quilt back. Choose a starting point along one side of the quilt, at least 8â³ from the corner. Attach the Binding. The area where the strips overlap forms a square. Binding can be cut on the straight grain or on the bias; they can be folded over once or twice; they can be made at home or bought pre-made. $3.24. Fold the binding fabric up, away from the project, at a 45-degree angle (1), then fold it back down along the project raw edge (2). There are lots of tutorials you can follow to make your own. Refold the binding at the center crease and proceed. Continue stitching until you are a few inches from the beginning edge of the binding fabric. Double-fold, also sometimes called French fold, is the sturdiest way to fold your binding for quilts, especially when they are anticipated to get a lot of use (aka - frequent washing). Rotate the project 90 degrees to position it for sewing the next side. Only 9 left in stock - order soon Double Fold Bias Tape Quilt Binding 7/8" x 3 Yards Mocha. In a quilt, specifically, it’s used to cover the outer raw edges while neatly holding the quilt top, batting and backing together along the edges. â Use a single thread, not a double thread. Handmade double-fold bias tape can also be cut on the straight grain if you’re using it to cover a straight raw edge such as the top and bottom of this child’s Quiet Book page. It is really important that the corners of your quilt be square at 90 degree angles. Double-Fold Binding Tutorial. If your quilt or item you are binding has curved edges or corners, you need to cut your binding on the bias, at a 45 degree angle. Trim the excess fabric ¼” away from the seamline and press the seam allowances open. 8. Finish sewing the binding, opening the center fold and tucking the raw edge inside the pressed end of the binding strip. Be sure to check out all the tools and videos we have to make binding even easier. This makes it the ideal choice for a quilt that will be well used and washed often. Note: Some quilters prefer to stitch the binding to the back of the quilt and fold to the front, where the complete the binding with hand stitching. Woven fabric stretches most in this direction, so the binding canÂ stretch gently around odd or rounded shapes. Because double-fold quilt binding has no visible raw edges when closed, itâs great for attaching with your sewing machine. Size: 7/8 inches by 3 yards. This forms a miter at the corner. Wrights Double Fold Bias Quilt Binding is colorfast, easy to care for, and needs no ironing. Prepare the strips The diagram below shows three different fabric grains â use this as a reference for descriptions of each type below. 5. Wholesale Wrights Bias Tape Quilt Binding 706 is Great for quick and easy finishing, adding color accents on quilts, or protecting your heirlooms. Sew diagonally across the square as shown. Straight-grain binding vs. bias binding/tape. For this quilt binding method we will attach the binding to the back of the quilt first. So I thought it was about time that I created a simple tutorial illustrating how I bind my quilty projects with double fold binding that is machine stitched to the front of the quilt â¦ If your quilt has curved edges then you will want to use bias binding. Cut binding strips 2 1/2" wide on lengthwise or crosswise grain of fabric. Anywhere. Open the binding and press ½” to the wrong side at one short end. $5.82 $ 5. Double-fold binding has two layers of fabric covering the raw edges of the quilt. Generally, this is a 2-1/2" strip of fabric, folded in half, then stitched around the outside edges of the quilt by sewing machine, wrapped around to the baâ¦ Wrap the remaining fabric around the raw edges to the quilt back and sew along the folded edge by hand or machine. 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