📹 How to do single-fold binding: video (+ a quick mitering trick 👍)

Bird Shot detailHave you tried single-fold binding on your small quilts? How about on your big quilts?

Hope’s Journey author Betsy Chutchian (also one of the Moda All-Stars!) has been quilting since 1980—she taught herself to quilt with a quilt top made by her paternal great-grandmother and great-aunt. She’s been teaching quiltmaking since 1990, and guess what? She uses single-fold binding on all of her quilts, no matter their size.

Over the years, Betsy’s fine-tuned her binding technique, especially for stitching those sometimes-pesky mitered corners. Check out her take on how to do single-fold binding in the video below—you might find a few surprises. We sure did!


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Here’s a closer look at Betsy’s quilts from the video:

Spring Meadow quilt
Spring Meadow

Saw Blade quilt
Saw Blade

Chick, Chick, Chick, Hen quilt
Chick, Chick, Chick, Hen

Hope’s Journey includes 28 traditional block patterns, 11 beautiful small quilt patterns, and four large sampler-style settings for the blocks you make. The samplers are spectacular!

Sampler quilts from Hope's Journey
Two of the four samplers from
Hope’s Journey

Feeling inspired to take a trip with Betsy through Hope’s Journey? Now’s the perfect time to begin—fellow author Susan Ache (Start with Strips) is hosting a quilt-along for the book right now! You can follow Susan on Instagram (@yardgrl60) to join the fun—use the hashtag #hopesjourneyqal and start posting your blocks. That’s all there is to it!

Hope's JourneyAnd because March is our blog-iversary—SEVEN years!—we’re celebrating with exclusive discounts on books throughout the month (and yes, our Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale is coming soon too). This week only, order Hope’s Journey at our website to save 25% and get a complimentary eBook version sent directly to your inbox. That means you can start sewing today if you like! Sale ends March 11.

Single-fold binding or double-fold binding: what’s your go to?

  •  I use single-fold binding for all of my quilts.
  • I’ve only used double-fold binding, but single-fold may be worth a try!
  • It depends on the quilt; I use both.

Tell us in the comments!


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