Quick tips for using glue when binding your quilt

Everyone likes good looking binding and the best way to finish it quickly.  Recently I have heard of people using glue to help them bind their quilts and I have found it very helpful.

Tools needed are pretty simple:
either:  Elmer's School Glue with a
            Glue Tip ( I got mine here)

Or:       Roxanne Glue Baste It (you can find this at most quilt shops)

And:    Your iron (no steam)

Sew your binding to the front of your quilt as you usually do and join the ends.  (I cut my binding 2 1/4" and stitch it at 1/4".)  (You can also "baste" your binding to your quilt with the glue and your iron before sewing.)

add dots or small line of glue
 
press for 3 - 5 seconds 
 
Next go to your ironing board and from the front of your quilt press the binding away from the front of the quilt.  Turn your quilt back side up on the ironing board.   Add a tiny line (or dots) of glue along the stitching line.  Bring the binding around to the back of the quilt to cover the stitching by 1/16" to 1/8".  Work on about 3" to 5" at a time or whatever is comfortable.  Press the binding for 3 - 5 seconds until the binding is held in place by the glue.


             back of quilt after binding is glued and pressed
 
Turn quilt over and go to sewing machine.  Stitch "in the ditch" next to the binding seam using thread that matches the top of the quilt on your machine and thread that matches the binding in the bobbin.  I use a stitch length of 3.0.
                      I pulled it apart a little so you could see the stitching.

You are finished.  Here is the back of the quilt.  The glue washes right out when you wash your quilt.

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Here is a link to another method of machine binding that I use: http://maryonlakepulaski.blogspot.com/2011/05/binding-is-it-by-machine-or-is-it-by.html

Please let me know if you have questions on either method - I'd be happy to answer them.

Mary

1 comment:

  1. Saw this on Pinterest. Love the fabric you used on the tutorial quilt. :)

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