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with Susan Cleveland
Online Class

The Perfect Finish: How to Bind a Quilt

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Add professional-quality binding to any project, and turn simple pieces into sensational quilts! Award-winning quilter Susan Cleveland reveals the keys to binding quilts successfully, starting with essential preparation tips. Discover Susan's timesaving tricks for cutting and stitching binding strips, and find out how to neatly apply plain binding and join the tails for a crisp finish. Then, learn how to make the back of your quilt look as good as the front, with must-have techniques for mitered corners, and hand and machine stitching. Next, find out how to create and apply piping that adds a pop of color to your binding and instant visual appeal to your quilt. Dive into angled and curved binding, and learn how to apply each for fantastic results. Finally, discover a range of inspiring accents, from decorative trims to perfect prairie points.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h36m

Included in this Class

1. Preparing for a Successful Finish

1. Preparing for a Successful Finish

Meet award-winning quilter Susan Cleveland as she previews the helpful finishing techniques you'll learn to create beautiful binding for your quilts. Then get started! Susan details important steps in the preparation process, including selecting a batting, assembling and squaring up your quilt, pin basting and staystitching.

2. Plain Binding: Perfect Every Time

2. Plain Binding: Perfect Every Time

Do you want your binding to frame your quilt or blend in? Susan shares helpful advice on selecting the right fabric for your binding. Then find out how to cut and stitch your binding strips, apply the binding and join the tails to create the perfect finish to your quilt!

3. Finishing the Back Like a Pro

3. Finishing the Back Like a Pro

Achieving show-quality binding is easier than you ever imagined with Susan as your teacher. Learn how to fill the binding, miter corners and stitch the back of the binding to your quilt. In the process, you'll discover helpful pointers that will make hand sewing or machine sewing your binding a breeze.