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with Mimi Dietrich
Online Class

Finishing School: Edges & Bindings

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From easy, speedy ways to complete UFOs to elegant edgings that bring out the best in your finished quilts, quilting instructor extraordinaire Mimi Dietrich will be your guide. Start by learning the fastest, friendliest way to finish a quilt. See how to apply a double-fold binding with mitered corners and bulk-free diagonal seams. Bring inspired style to your edges with covered cording, lace or rickrack insertions. Create rounded and scalloped edges finished beautifully with bias binding that lays perfectly flat. Plus, Mimi will guide you through finishing your edges with three types of prairie points and even with ruffles! Before you explore the included patterns, learn to add a sleeve for hanging your quilt and a label to sign and date your finished project.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 3h39m

Included in this Class

1. Using Backing as the Binding

1. Using Backing as the Binding

Meet Mimi Dietrich and learn a simple method for turning your quilt's backing into a binding.

2. Making Bindings

2. Making Bindings

Learn how to create a new binding from scratch, and measure and cut accurate amounts for any quilt size. Next, Mimi walks you through the steps for making a diagonal seam, working with a double-fold binding, and creating elegant mitered corners. You'll finish the lesson by connecting and finishing your bindings for a gorgeous completed project.

3. Adding Trim to Your Bindings

3. Adding Trim to Your Bindings

Let your creative side shine as you explore various ways to apply decorative trim to your bindings. Learn how to work with purchased covered cording, or select fabric from your quilt to accent the cording. Then discover the fun of working with flat folded piping, lace, rickrack, and three different ways to use striped fabric edging.