Faced Binding Quilt Tutorial

Faced bindings are great for modern quilts.

Mini Quilt with faced binding

Back of mini quilt


Here is a simple tutorial for how I make a faced binding for my modern quilts.

You can download a PDF of the slides so that you can take notes as you watch.CL Shaw Faced Binding Tutorial slides

Hanging Sleeves:  I didn’t mention this in the video, but I attach my hanging sleeve to the back of the quilt by sewing the top of the sleeve about 3/8 inch from the top edge. I sew through the facing and backing and just slightly into the batting, being careful not to let my stitches show on front.  It’s important to sew into the batting on a larger quilt so that the weight of the quilt will not pull the quilt apart.

7 Responses to Faced Binding Quilt Tutorial

  1. Diane November 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

    Thank you for wonderful clear instructions!

  2. Carol November 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    Thanks Carole – I love this faced binding. Many times the binding or even the borders move your eye from the field of the quilt to the outer edges – which can be distracting. Great instructions.

  3. Lenore January 30, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    Thanks so much Carole. You make it so clear and concise! Another Modern Mini complete. Lenore.

  4. smilesfromkate June 22, 2019 at 7:20 am #

    This is a great tutorial on facing a quilt, I never quite got it before now I just have to try it. Thank you so much.

    • Carole Lyles Shaw June 28, 2019 at 3:04 pm #

      I am glad that it was useful to you. Facing is the easiest finishing technique and it’s perfect for so many modern quilts.

  5. Gail Lizette August 2, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial, Carole! Awesome stuff and easy to understand. Very appreciative!

  6. Jayne Namerow November 17, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

    Thank you, Carole! This is so clear…I think I can do this!!

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