Faced Binding

cornerbinding13The Faced Binding is a neat way to finish the edges on a large wall quilt. The quilt in this example measures 32″ w x 48″ h.

cornerbinding16Add the backing to your quilt top and machine stitch the quilt. Trim the edges square.

cornerbinding2Cut 4 right angle triangles measuring 2″ on the vertical and horizontal sides for the corners. Cut 4 strips measuring 1 1/4″ wide and the length of each side for the side facings.

cornerbinding15Fold the long side of each corner triangle back 1/4″ on to the wrong side of the fabric and press. Trim the tips from the folds to make 4 neat triangles.

cornerbinding3Adjust the needle position on the sewing machine to measure 1/4″ from the edge of the presser foot. Or use a 1/4″ presser foot.

cornerbinding4Place a corner triangle (with the fold facing up) at the corner of the quilt. Pin into place. Stitch the corner triangle to the quilt using the edge of the presser foot to make a 1/4″ seam.

cornerbinding5Stitch to within 1/4″ of the corner, leave the needle in the fabric, raise the presser foot, and pivot to the next edge of the quilt. Place a side facing about 3/4″ from the corner and align it with the right edge of the quilt. Stitch the side facing down the edge to within 4″ of the next corner. 

cornerbinding7Place the next corner triangle on the quilt corner and pin into place. Overlap the side facing on to the corner triangle. Clip the side facing to measure about 3/4″ shorter than the side. Stitch to with 1/4″ of the corner, pivot, and add the next side facing. Continue around the quilt finishing each side.

cornerbinding8Trim each corner triangle to remove excess fabric at the tip of the corner.

cornerbinding9Turn each corner facing to the back side of the quilt making a sharp corner.

cornerbinding10Fold the side facings onto the back of the quilt. Roll the quilt front slightly to the back of the quilt and press each edge and corner.

cornerbinding11Fold the side facings under to finish the edge and press.

cornerbinding12Hand stitch the side facing and corner triangles using a hem stitch to the back of the quilt. Add a hanging sleeve to the back of the quilt and hand stitch into place.