Let's Finish This Quilt!
For the final part, you will need:
And it is really nice if you have a rotary cutter, ruler and mat (but scissors work too)
For this quilt I chose to use 2 1/4 inch strips to make the binding.
You can also use 2 1/2 inch strips. I am not sure why one would chose one way over the other.
But I was not sure if my little fat quarter of green polka dots would be enough so I thought this would give me a little extra fabric.
So cut your binding fabric into strips.
Place the right side of 2 strips of fabric together and sew.
as the picture shows, when you reach the end of the binding fabric,
open it up a bit and finger press the end back and press.
This is so that when you join the binding together on the quilt,
you will not have any
Fold back over and iron in place.
The binding fabric is all prepared.
Trim your quilt so that the top, batting and backing are all even.
The rotary cutter is extremely helpful with this.
Now, using your straight pins line up the raw edge of the quilt with the raw edge of the binding fabric.
Pin in place along the edge of the quilt.
When you approach the corner,