A few weeks ago I when I showed my Stash Stack Quilt
I showed the binding with a flange. I got a few questions from people asking how to do it and decided it was best to take photos for a tutorial and share the info with everyone.
1. To demonstrate I put a flange on a mini quilt. Quilt your quilt as usual. Trim off the excess backing and batting.
2. After trimming off the excess batting and backing I suggest basting around the edge of the quilt with a scant 1/8" seam. This is especially helpful if the quilting is not dense around the edges. (I actually do this on all my quilts, not just those with this type of binding.)
3. I use a longer stitch for this basting step as well as for basting the flange onto the quilt top as described below in step #9.
4. This is the result of basting around the edges of the quilt.
5. Cut fabric for your flange. I cut mine at 1" wide. Subcut strips to be the length and width of your quilt top. If your sides are more than 40" piece strips together to get desired length.
6. Fold the flange fabric in half along the length and press with the wrong sides together.
7. Pin the flange fabric to the quilt top matching the raw edges. This will feel very similar to how you attach the binding.
8. Pin all four sides in place. One side will overlap another at each corner. You can choose to have the top and bottom overlap the sides or vice versa.
9. Baste the flange in place with a large stitch length and a scant 1/8" seam. Remove the pins as you go.
10. This will be the result.
11. Attach your binding as usual. Basic Binding directions
are available on my first binding tutorial page.
12. Pin binding in place to the back of the quilt as you usually would using binding clips. Hand sew binding in place to the back of the quilt to finish.
... the result!
Binding Flanges are great for when you need a tiny bit of pop from a color before your binding. They also work great when you need contrast between a combination of a busy border and busy binding as shown here.
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