How to Connect Binding on a Quilt for a Finished Seam

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With a walking foot, sew your 2 and 1/2 inch folded and pressed binding to your quilt top. Leave long tails and about 12 inches between the sewn parts.

With a walking foot, sew your 2 and 1/2 inch folded and pressed binding to your quilt top. Leave long tails and about 12 inches between the sewn parts.

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Cut off one end of the binding.

Cut off one end of the binding.

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Fold the other end of the binding over the cut end. Measure from the cut end 2 and 1/2 inches. If you use a different width binding use that number.

Fold the other end of the binding over the cut end. Measure from the cut end 2 and 1/2 inches. If you use a different width binding use that number.

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Make a mark at the 2 and 1/2 inch place on your ruler. Cut the top binding at this mark.

Make a mark at the 2 and 1/2 inch place on your ruler. Cut the top binding at this mark.

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Place right sides together. Left side binding on the bottom and right on the top.

Place right sides together. Left side binding on the bottom and right on the top.

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Mark with a pen from upper left to bottom right.

Mark with a pen from upper left to bottom right.

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Sew with your walking foot on the mark.

Sew with your walking foot on the mark.

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When you take it out of the machine it should pop into place.

When you take it out of the machine it should pop into place.

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Cut the excess fabric off leaving a 1/4 inch seam.

Cut the excess fabric off leaving a 1/4 inch seam.

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Finger press open.

Finger press open.

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Sew the finished binding down on the remaining 12 inches.

Sew the finished binding down on the remaining 12 inches.

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Turn your binding to the back and hand stitch it all the way around

Turn your binding to the back and hand stitch it all the way around

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