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Quilt Binding: Part 1 – Prep Work

Learn how to make binding for a quilt, getting started with modern quilting, learn how to bind a quilt, homemadeemilyjane

For some people, binding a quilt is their favorite step, and for others quilt binding is their absolute least favorite. If you fall into that latter category, I am here to help make the quilt binding process as painless as possible for you!

How to prepare your quilt binding

If you are completely brand new to quilting and wondering “What is Binding” or “What does it mean to Bind a Quilt?” you might want to start here with the 12 Steps to making a Quilt.

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How to Make a Perfect Half Square Triangle using AccuQuilt

Perfect Half Square Triangle Quilt Block

I’ve been using my AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine for nearly a year now, and hands down, my favorite thing about it is how EASY it makes Half Square Triangle quilt blocks.

The ever-popular Half Square Triangle quilt block is also referred to as a HST and is one of the most versatile and iconic quilt blocks out there – used in a variety of both traditional and modern quilt designs.

How to Make Perfect Half Square Triangles

In this article I will show you why I love HSTs as much as I do, and how to get them pretty darn close to perfect without ever needing to trim them! The main secret to my HST success is the AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine. The are tons of ways to make a good Half Square Triangle without using a fabric cutting machine, but using my AccuQuilt has cut the time involved drastically and I am so thrilled with the results!

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How to Use Minky Fabric for Quilt Backing

Using Minky Cuddle as Quilt Backing

Whether you call it Plush, Minky, or Fuzzy Fabric – this cozy, stretchy polyester blend is a surefire way to guarantee the most cuddly quilt you can imagine, but not without it’s downsides! Many people find sewing with Minky fabric to be quite challenging as it slips & slides all around, can stretch & pucker like you’ve never seen, and tends to leave fuzzy lint everywhere! I am here to help alleviate your fears and teach you the best practices to make Minky your new BFF sewing fabric!

Backing Your quilt with soft minky fabric

I have been backing many of my quilts with cozy Minky since my 2nd quilt and I have learned a LOT along the way! I hope these tips and tricks help you take the plunge!

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How to Make a Quilt from Start to Finish

Throw Size Connector Quilt Navy and Neutrals

Let’s start at the very ground level of quilting. I am going to go back to the basics of quilting and provide some beginning fundamentals. This is a complete guide for a total beginner and can also serve as a refresher for anyone else who wants to learn my own personal spin of quilt-making!

It is important to note that we all have got to start somewhere, so this guide is created specifically to help even the most novice person learn how to make a quilt! I began sewing when I was a kid, and have been quilting for over 6 years, so if there is ever a part in this process that you’d like me to expand on, please leave a comment with your questions!

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