I finished up my Corn and Beans Quilt Square Quilt Along Block. Here it is….
Boy I love these blocks. I lost a few points on the edges because I forgot to trim the batting a bit wider. I have the WORST time remembering that!!
A few days ago I was reading a blog and the gal was talking about adding a sleeve to her quilt so she could hang it. The quilt was already completely bound. That comment surprised me. I just assumed that everyone puts a hanging sleeve on a quilt like I do but apparently not. I attach the sleeve as I attach the binding…all in one step.
I thought I would put together a little tutorial to show you how I add a binding sleeve to a quilt. I used my little Corn and Beans block for the sample.
First, trim you quilt and prepare the binding. For small projects like this I cut my binding strips at 1 3/4″ and just use a single fold method.
I am a bind by machine, not bind by hand girl so I pinned the binding in place and sewed it down. Notice how the sleeve is just slightly smaller than the binding. This will create a sturdy sleeve and one that won’t make the quilt sag.
It’s all bound…now all that’s left is to hand sew the bottom edge of the sleeve in place.
I have the needle thread and in place. Now I will put the project in my traveling pile. The next time we go somewhere and I am not driving, I’ll stitch the rest of the sleeve down in the car…then the project will be truly finished.
Do you put sleeves on you quilt like this or do you use a different method?
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