Finish Sewing the Quilt Binding
- Carefully remove excess batting and backing by trimming those layers to meet the raw edge created by the quilt binding and quilt top. Take care not to distort the seam allowance.
- Starting along a side, take the folded edge of the doublefold binding to the reverse side of the quilt. It should cover the seam you used to attach the binding to the quilt.
- Sew the folded edge of the quilt binding to the quilt backing with a blindstitch and matching thread, or a thread that blends well with your fabric. Take care not to let the stitches travel through all layers where they would be visible on the front of the quilt.
- Sew all the way around the quilt. Fold the corners into neat miters on the front and back as you reach them -- the miters will form almost automatically.
- Some quilters go back and take a few stitches in the front of each mitered corner after the quilt is finished. I usually leave them alone unless my binding (and miters) are wider than 1/4".
There are many ways to bind a quilt, and many ways to sew doublefold binding. Experiment with different techniques, because some may suit one quilt but not others.