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Binding is the fabric that you sew around the edge of a project that has various layers, such as a layer of fabric either side of wadding. A quilt is a perfect example but can be used for many smaller projects as well. The binding is sewn on to one side of the project and flipped to the other side and stitched down, completely concealing all of the raw edges. It can give your project a strong contrasting border or if you prefer, simply blend in.

Tools to help you:

  • walking foot for your sewing machine
  • hot iron

Click HERE for Heidi Ho patterns that teach you binding

Technique Tip! You can hand stitch the binding on the flip side but if you choose to machine stitch it down, consider using a decorative stitch.