Trim Up the Edges Before Binding


Sewing Clothes into Quilts


Lesson Info

Trim Up the Edges Before Binding

Let's put this one away because what you're left with when you do that, as you can see, we've got all this extra fabric that we don't need any more on the side, so you're gonna trim all that away, and I, um, that would be when I would use my rotary cutter, and I would not trim the quilt top edge unless it were really wonky on the edges I just don't like because then you're it's just too chancy thing you're cutting off something you actually need. So I have a doll quilt that we're going to do that on, and we're gonna bind it. And this is an example of this has a flannel are actually slickened muslin inside of it, and this one is tied with pearl cotton, and they actually used to colors of pearl cotton in the same needle to show, um, just to have to contrast. So so this one's ready for binding. So what? We're going to dio trim up the edges? This is when you're goingto these air really helpful and and move my cutting matt around a lot, I actually have a really big cutting that a home that ...

I use and I move it around a lot when I'm doing this part, but I'm lining this edge up. With the edge of the quote top and like I said unless there's a part that's really poking out I don't want to trend the quote top I just want to trim all the excess of everything else trump all of this off and this is kind of a condensed for him he would of course be using a much larger quote that this the exact same idea yes trimming say you're a beginner quilter and you're assembling your four patch block and you measure it and it it's like ten and a half inches could you then trim that block down so that all yeah yeah if it came out really wonky I would trim it down to ten inches ten ten by ten just to be sure and that can happen that even happens to me sometimes so and when you're using different kinds of fabric and different same allowances just decide in the beginning when you're planning your quota can using corduroy fabrics I think I'm gonna use uh half inch steam allowance versus a quarter inch and you'll have to do a little math and say ok, well then to get ten inch squares I'm gonna have to add this much to each one does that make sense like you were just making cuts a little bit figure you couldn't make supergiant square for patches with close unless you piece them all together and that would be entirely different class we're just gonna do this on all four sides, okay?

Class Description

A handmade quilt is inherently replete with meaning – making one from reused textiles only enhances that richness. In Sewing Clothes into Quilts, you’ll learn techniques for incorporating significant and repurposed textiles into your quilts.

Blair Stocker is the creative mind behind the blog Wise Craft. In this class, she’ll share her love of turning everyday objects into new and meaningful things by teaching simple quilting techniques. You’ll learn about:

  • Choosing and preparing repurposed textiles
  • Planning a quilt design
  • Constructing and piecing a quilt top together
  • Joining and binding quilt layers

You’ll get inspired, as Blair teaches easy techniques you can use to make a beautifully designed quilt from items you already have around the house. You’ll learn how to clean and prep the fabric along with a variety of ways for joining the layers together.

Sewing Clothes into Quilts will teach you everything you need to know to make a simple, yet beautiful quilt from upcycled materials.