Bind­ing the Quilt

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1. Join bind­ing strips on short ends with di­ag­o­nal seams to make one long strip; trim seams to 1/4" and press seams open (Fig­ure 4). 2. Fold 1" of one short end to wrong side and press. Fold the bind­ing strip in half with wrong sides to­gether along length, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 4; press. 3. Start­ing about 3" from the folded short end, sew bind­ing to quilt top edges, match­ing raw edges and us­ing a 1/4" seam. Stop stitch­ing 1/4" from cor­ner and back­stitch (Fig­ure 5). 4. Fold bind­ing up at a 45-de­gree an­gle to seam and then down even with quilt edges, form­ing a pleat at cor­ner, re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 6. 5. Re­sume stitch­ing from cor­ner edge as shown in Fig­ure 6, down quilt side, back­stitch­ing 1/4" from next cor­ner. Re­peat, mi­ter­ing all corners, stitch­ing to within 3" of start­ing point.

6. Trim bind­ing end long enough to tuck in­side start­ing end and com­plete stitch­ing (Fig­ure 7). 7. Fold bind­ing to quilt back and stitch in place by hand or ma­chine to com­plete your quilt.

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