Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mauby's Binding Series. Part Seven: Satin Blanket Binding

Tailoring Thursdays™, Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Sewers

Satin Blanket Binding 

My sister had this "blankie" growing up it was a waffle fleece.  Reminds me of long john material but it was so soft and then it was wrapped in satin binding.  After I started sewing I saw that satin blanket binding at the store and I bought it.  Had NO idea how to use it but I knew that I wanted to put it on a blanket.
Once I learned how, the secret is a multi-stitch zig-zag stitch, I was unstoppable!
You can use this technique on a quilt, flannel, or fleece to create a beautiful satin bound blanket. 

For this how-to, I used a smaller rectangle so that you could see each step in one photo.
This is made up of one rectangle of cotton fused to a thicker piece of fleece, to resemble the look and thickness of a quilt. 

This would be the quilt Front:
Back:

1.  Take your Satin blanket binding and starting at the center of one of the longer sides. 
2.  Place the binding around the blanket with the blanket pressed into the fold. 
3.  The important part to all of this is the pinning.  Place the pin through the binding near the very edge and through the quilt to the other side. 
4.  On the other side make sure the pin goes through the edge of the binding at the same distance as the pin went through the top of the binding. 
5.  Place the pin back through the binding on the back AGAIN at the same distance from the edge of the binding. 
6.  And finally push that end back through the front of the binding at the SAME distance. 
7.  Keep pinning the binding in place down the one side. 
8.  At the end of the edge of the quilt pin off the binding like so:
9.  About 8 inches from the start of the binding use the multi-stitch zig zag stitch (the best setting for this is a length of 2.0 and width of 5.0) to attach the binding to the quilt, stitching right up against the edge of the binding. 
Here's how the edge stitching should look:
10.  After stitching to the end, fold the corner into the un-stitched edge making the edges of the binding to meet and creating the look of a mitered corner. It's easiest to do this first on the front then on the back.
11.  Press corners gently, being careful not to melt the satin binding. 
12.  Pin the corner to hold in the miter.
13.  Pin the next side down to the quilt in just like in steps 2 thru 8.
  14.  Sew binding to the quilt just like in step 9. 
15.  "Miter" the next corner like in step 10.
16.  And again pin and stitch the binding to the quilt.
17.  Repeat each corner and side until you get to the side you started on.
18.  Stitch down the side until you get about 8" from where you started pinning the binding on at the beginning.  
19.  Place the edges on top of one another and trim the top edge down so that there is a 1/4" seam overlap.  Turn the short edges of the binding up and place right sides together.  Stitch with a 1/4" seam allowance.
 20.  Turn edges over and press.  Refold over edge of quilt and press.  
21.  Finish by edge stitching along the quilt.
And voila! Sooo beautiful! 

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I recently tried to work with satin binding and swore I would never do it again! Maybe I will give it another try now... thanks for posting this!

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