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with Kelly Ashton
Online Class

Finish It! Borders, Backing, Binding & Beyond

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Your quilt pattern might say “bind and finish as desired,” but what does that actually mean? In this one-stop shop for finishing quilts, expert Kelly Ashton provides you with everything you need to finish your quilted quilts with confidence (minus the basting and quilting). Using the included class worksheets, learn how to easily calculate fabric yardage for borders and backings. Plus, Kelly guides you step by step through adding labels and sleeves, as well as binding that you can finish by hand or machine.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h54m

Included in this Class

1. Borders

1. Borders

Your quilt top is finished, but should you add a border? In this first lesson, meet Kelly Ashton and find out when to add borders, or not, and how to easily calculate border sizes and fabric yardage. Then, watch as Kelly shows you how to cut and sew perfect borders every time.

2. Backing Basics

2. Backing Basics

Discover what types of fabric and prints work best for backing and why. After that, use the worksheets in your class materials to calculate the yardage needed, understanding how your backing configuration can change these calculations. Plus get Kelly's tips for piecing backing.

3. Labels & Hanging Sleeves

3. Labels & Hanging Sleeves

Kelly discusses the importance of labeling your quilts, including what information to include and how to create quilt labels. After that, learn how to install a temporary or permanent sleeve to hang your quilt; it's easier than you might think!