Important Note: When choosing a binding width, keep in mind your batting loft. 12. Tish got me onto Susie's Magic Binding at Aunt Marti's 52 Quilts. I needed four strips the width of fabric for each color for the binding. To me, the measurements are wrong. Attach your binding as usual. It’s also a nice way to add a “border” without growing your quilt – it doesn’t add any width or length to the finished size. Remove the pins as you go. Pin binding in place to the back of the quilt as you usually would using binding clips. If you want your binding a different size, just make the flange strips ¼” bigger than the binding strips. At the beginning, you stated that the blue strips were for binding & the red for the flange, but in the pictures & later instructions it looks to me like the blue is the flange & the red is the binding. So are the measurements still the same, just reversed?? Baste the flange in place with a large stitch length and a scant 1/8" seam. Add in a complementary 50wt thread for piecing and a 12wt thread for top stitching (I chose an Aurifil 12wt thread, always my first choice. Faux Piping Binding From the binding fabric - Cut your strips 1 1/2” wide From the piping fabric - Cut your strips 1 3/4” My problem was that at 2.5" it was too wide, especially for wallhangings, and I ended up cutting off points when I applied the binding, despite there being ample seam allowance. To each her own! 10. Both the faux piping and the faux flange binding are made exactly the same. Don’t forget to add your ¼” seam allowance to the width of both strips. Making my binding. 9. I might make the flange show 1/8” and add that 1/8” to the binding width. For my quilt I wanted to have a light colored binding with a dark colored flange or accent color. It's the whopper of machine binding tutorials because I decided to include steps for a Mitered Finish as inspired by a YouTube video by Lisa Bongean (Primitive Gatherings) with Kimberly at The Fat Quarter Shop.I followed Lisa's steps to prepare the mitered finish -- AND included a link to their (most helpful) video in this tutorial. Basic Binding directions are available on my first binding tutorial page. You can use this method on any sized quilt, wall hanging or pillow. Decide on a binding width and refer to the chart below to get the correct overall strip width for that binding. Today I'll show you how to make a flange binding. #6 Barbara 2018-02-18 16:43. By now you know that I quite like a flanged binding. Begin by choosing a primary and an accent (flange) fabric. The accent fabric strips are cut 1½” wide and the main color fabric strips are cut 1¼” wide. This will be the result. For example- for skinny binding, you might cut your binding fabric strips at 1” and your flange fabric strips at 1 ¼”. Is the binding color cut the narrower width & the flange color cut the wider width? Determine Length of Binding Needed: Calculate the total length of binding needed by adding the length of each of the 4 sides and adding an Here, I have added a small (I started with a 3/4″ wide strip) flange between two grey toned borders and I wanted just a bit of pink to show up. Simply by changing the width of you “piping/flange” fabric will make all the difference. 11. Flange is very similar to piping, but much easier. You can make quilt binding in any size you'd like, but 2 1/4 (2.25 inches) or 2 1/2" strips are most common - this will give you a binding width of about 1/4" on the front and back of your quilt. It makes a really great binding. 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