How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt!

How to make and stitch a Quilt sleeve & Binding       Part 1- machine work

I thought since we are all finishing up our quilts that this might be a great time to post this tutorial…

I put sleeves on 98% of my quilts.  You never know if someone will want to hang your quilt, quilts can be art too!  They can be hung behind beds…in large open areas on walls and I especially need them to hang on the poles at quilt shows in our booths…

Today I will share my quick and easy method.

How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

I use the remaining backing fabric…yes..I make sure my backing is plenty big.  I cut a piece of backing off the quilted quilt. Cut it about 4-5″ (I usually rip it ) wide and as long as the top of the quilt is long.  I lay the quilt right side up on my table…determine the top, then fold the top over to expose the back.  So the quilt is laying right sides together on top if you are wondering in this photo.  If you lay the quilt upside down you are working on the sleeve up side down as well…This allows you to work on the sleeve more efficiently.How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Iron the sleeve nice and flat….  I press up the bottom of the sleeve about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch..Then using Stitch Witchery cut 2 pieces as long as the sleeve is wide and place it about 3/4″ of an inch away from the edge.  Press over the edge onto the adhesive on both sides.

How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanHow to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This hold the edges nicely, without having to stitch them…How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Center the sleeve onto the quilt and pin in place.  Flip up the sleeve bottom and place small dots of Roxanne’s Glue Baste on the folded edge…I love this size..it easy to hold on to and it doesn’t gum up with glue.

How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanHow to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanRoll the sleeve back down and press with your hands…Let it stand for about 10 min.  Notice how I pin…The pins are holding the sleeve in place but will not be in my way when I am stitching the binding on.  Also note, that the top of the sleeve will get stitched into the quilt when the binding is stitched on by machine…After the binding is hand stitched to finish it, you will then hand stitch the folded edge of the sleeve with thread that matches the backing…in this case, cream.

How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

preparing your binding:

Meanwhile, prepare your binding (while the glue dries) if you have not already done so…I use 2″ wide binding on most of my quilts.  My binding is the same on the front as it is on the back, I stitch it on 1/4″.  Not any bigger…I do not want to cut off any points if I have piecing on the edge.. If you cut your bindings larger than 2″ where does that extra go?  My bindings are nice and full and the fold comes just over the stitching line on the back.

to figure out how much binding you need:

Take both lengths, and both widths of your quilt.  Add them together.  Divide this number by 40″.  This is how many strips to cut…If it is 6.5.  Cut 7 strips for example.

 

Lay your strips rights sides together and stitch across them diagonally…as shown.  Use the same color thread and shorten your stitch length.  I used lighter thread here so you could see…How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Trim off the excess 1/4″ away.  Press seams open.How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanHow to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

I also turn up the straight edge to form a point as shown below here at the beginning of the binding.  This 45 degree crease will be the stitching line when attatching the end to the start of the binding.

I roll up my binding and place it on my sewing table by my machine.

How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

These are the threads I will use for stitching this binding, Red Auriful for sewing it to the quilt by machine.  Then Hand Quilting thread to finish hand stitching it to the quilt. You need a stronger thread on quilts that are going to be used.  Binding needles are the best…they are long, super sharp, nice eye for threading and do NOT bend.  Try them you will love them!  Most people just use whatever needle is in the pincushion to hand stitch their binding…if you have the right needle hand binding is most enjoyable!

How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Stitching binding on by machine

Start by leaving a tail about 10″ long with the folded 45 degree point as the start…I like to start near a corner about 5 ” away, leaving that 10″ un-stitched at the beginning.How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Place a pin in the quilt at 1/4″ away from the edge…Stitch to the corner stopping at the pin 1/4″ away from the edge.  Pivot and stitch off the edge.How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Fold up the corner forming a 45 degree angle and finger press this down flat.How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanHow to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Start at the edge of the quilt and stitch…keep stitching repeating at each corner.  How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

When you are coming close to the 10″ strip that is not stitched at the beginning, stop about 8″ away from this point.  How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Place a pin in the quilt where the beginning has been smoothed out along the edge where it will eventually be stitched. I place the pin a smidge before the point to stretch it a bit.  I would rather have too tight a binding then too loose.How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Now lay the end of the binding strip along the edge of the quilt over the beginning of the binding.  Take the pin you placed previous and put it in the the top strip exactly where it is but only on the top layer of the binding…so you still can open it up..How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Now think Point to Pin…That point of the beginning is going to be place directly on the at pin.  Lay that beginning binding right sides together point to pin as you turn it, open it and lay it right sides together…as shown below…How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Move the pin over on the right side of the pressed diagonal line.  Stitch the diagonal line.How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanIMG_0112 How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanHow to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Remove the pin and test if the binding is correct…then cut the binding 1/4″ away from the seam.  Finger press it open.

Lay it out on the quilt edge…How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanHow to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Stitch the remaining part of the binding down.How to attach a quilt sleeve & binding to a quilt, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Now you are ready for hand stitching the binding!

Look for the Hand Stitching Part 2 of this picture tutorial soon!

I will place this post up in the tutorial part of my blog for future reference…Have a great week Everyone!

STITCH Everyday!

Lisa

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FREE! Christmas Quilt Blocks Stitch Along… WK-4

Christmas Quilt Block Stitch-Along

Just want to update and make sure you have seen and printed all the blocks to date so far…

If you missed ANY of the first four block or need the schedule for the remaining blocks they are listed here…

Beginning April 1st, we will share with you free quilt block patterns from some of our favorite designers to complete a Christmas quilt. 

Each week, one designer will post the free pattern on their website.

  All you need to do is go to the website on the date indicated below to download and print your free pattern and order kits to complete the block if you wish to support the hard work of each of the designers.  Printed patterns will be available to purchase for those of you that can’t download the free pattern.

SCHEDULE (Mark your calendar now):

April 1, Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

Christmas Quilt Blocks Stitch Along featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

April 8, Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings  https://lisabongean.com

Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt sew along project featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

April 15, Shawn York, Rusty Crow  https://www.rustycrow.com

Christmas Quilt Blocks Stitch Along featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

April 22, Gloria Parsons, Olde Green Cupboard  https://www.oldegreencupboard.com

Christmas Quilt Blocks Stitch Along featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

April 29, Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand  https://www.hearttohand.com

May 6, Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs  https://woodenspooldesigns.com

May 13, Laurel Arestad, Simply Put Plus  http://www.simplyputplus.com

May 20, Kathy and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms  https://www.thecottageatcardifffarms.com

May 27, Dawn Shuck, Sew Cherished  https://www.sewcherished.com

June 3, Reets Carl, Reets Rags to Stitches  https://reetsragstostitches.com

June 10, Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs  https://woolenwillowdesigns.com

June 17, Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan  https://www.bitsandpiecesbyjoan.com

June 24, finishing instructions by Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

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Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabrics

 

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Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanRedwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanRedwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanRedwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanRedwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Here are the 30 prints in Redwork Gatherings….I tried to get a close up of all of them…instead of showing them all individual…and driving you totally crazy…but these reds are AWESOME reds…true red, a little tomato red and then a deep red…the lights are cream, not white…but they look white in the quilts.  This is my description of the colors.

Now for the prints…they are all collected from my antique quilts…I search through my quilts and pick some little tiny motifs, some geometrics, stripes and some big & small florals and that rounds out the group.  There are 20 red prints and 10 cream prints counting the panel.Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Packaging

Otherwise known as precuts…Moda packages precuts of my line…and one of the fun things about this is…the smaller cuts like. Mini charms (2 1/2″ squares), Charms (5″ squares), & Layercakes (10″ squares)… they have 42 fabrics in them…so there are 21 lights and 21 reds…so an even amount!  I like this when it happens, I may even plan it that way…it is easy to design when this happens…

We double the lights fabrics  and the reds are singles.  To come up with 21 lights & 21 darks  a few are added.    The 4 fabrics off to the right are the extra ones to make the 42 total fabrics in these precuts.Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Honeybuns (1 1/2″ wide x WOF ) and Jellyrolls (2 1/2″ wide x WOF) also have double the lights…so there will be 20 reds and 20 lights…for a total of 40 fabrics.

The Fat Eighth (F8) bundle (I like to call them towers). Does not contain the panel…It has 29 F8ths.  The Fat Quarter (FQ) bundle includes all 29 fat quarters and the whole panel 1 yd long by 58″ wide.

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This is a short but hopefully helpful explanation of the fabrics….and what they contain.

Now the BEST news…All the precuts in this line and any precuts on our website are 20% off.  Please remember that the Redwork precuts are pre- orders and they cannot have anything but this line on the order.  Our Redwork precuts will only be on sale until the end of this month (April).  Any Redwork Gathering purchase receives a special sticker sheet with their order.Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Short cut to Redwork Gatherings Precuts

Any other precuts can include other items from our website.

These precuts are only on sale until tomorrow the 18th.

All MODA precuts of any designer & any size Primitive Gatherings Precuts are on sale HERE

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3 1/2″ & 5″ Assorted Charms Packaged by Primitive Gatherings

A couple of Shop Notes to share with you…

Jen Kingwell & Debbie Maddy’s May and June works shops are being rescheduled.  We will be informing you all soon when the dates will be.  If you would like us to refund your class fee we can, but we would really really really appreciate it if you would take a SHOP CREDIT at this time as any money we do not have to lose at this time is much appreciated or just keep your class sign up spot secure and do nothing.  Those of you stay signed up will have first options for the classes.  Please be patient as the details with the other destinations the designers were also visiting can be firmed up and our plan in place..we THANK YOU all so much for understanding this.

Our WI Governor has lifted some of our limitations for Arts & Craft stores…We will have someone at the store starting April 27th to help with call in orders and curbside pickups and behind the scenes work. 

Our April & May Blocks of the month will be sent out at the same time to be more efficient with our resources. This will help us get back on track much faster and we again appreciate your understanding in these un-forseen circumstances.

Now back to our regular schedule Redwork Gatherings posts…If you wish to win a pre-cut of Redwork Gatherings…leave a comment and tell me what your favorite precut is and why…that may be your prize if you win!

Remember I will be picking winners at the end of the ALL the redwork posts…all at one time…so you have several chances to win some fun things on each of these posts!

Enjoy some more Red & White fun!

Friday Quilting Giveaway: Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabric from Moda, a giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork Gatherings
Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Stacks of cream Redwork Fabrics
Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork prints being starched for a quilt.
Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
The perfect red
Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Coming Soon Binding tutorial.

 

 

Friday Quilting Giveaway: Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabric from Moda, a giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Friday Quilting Giveaway: Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabric from Moda

This week’s quilting giveaway….

Friday Quilting Giveaway: Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabric from Moda, a giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

 

Friday Quilting Giveaway: Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabric from Moda, a giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork Gatherings

Friday Quilting Giveaway: Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabric from Moda, a giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Next week you will all be bombarded with posts from my newest line called Redwork Gatherings…I will have quilts to show and many many details of fabrics as well.  So I apologize in advance for the over-posting…but right now… I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter…however that may look this year for you…make the best of it!

You can leave a comment on this quilting giveaway post and any post next week to win a pre-cut of our beautiful Redwork Gatherings that will not be available in shops until..August 2020.  

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Friday Quilting Giveaway!

 

Quilting giveaway hosted by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This week’s quilting giveaway….

is going to be a FREE download.  I want everyone to know how special and vital you all are to the people in your life.  I sometimes think we forget about this.  So… know you are needed and if not now, someday will appreciated for all you do.  With that on my mind I want to give this quilt pattern called Red Tulip Basket to everyone today.

Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanThis little baby measures 16 “x 18″.  It is sooooooo adorable…the size makes it so you have to look at it and and say…”How small are those pieces?”   Then add Linda’s beautiful quilting and your got yourself a little masterpiece. I know some of you can do this kind of quilting.. and some will do simple cross hatch quilting and it will look good too!  Needs to be about every half inch though….  I am hoping to see this done in some different color ways from some of you.  I myself, will probably make a couple of white tulip blocks.  Maybe a little 4 block quilt.  There are lots of possibilities with this little guy than what you see here….Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanIf you have your 1/2″ finished Triangle papers you will be so happy.  I hate trying to trim blocks down to 1″.  But if you need 1/2″ Triangle papers we have them.  Remember they are in the small variety packs as well where you have 4 sizes in those.

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Click Here to Print Red Tulip Basket Pattern

No need to leave a comment on the blog this week, unless you want to... I do love reading them… but enjoy this little spring quilt pattern and I hope you ALL have a wonderful weekend!

Stay healthy my friends…

XXX Lisa

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Pinwheel Quilt Block tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Block 10: Windmills – Pinwheel Quilt Block

 

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Happy Block Heads Day!

Here is another great Quilt Block:  PINWHEEL QUILT BLOCK

Pinwheel Quilt Block tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

My 4″ pinwheel quilt block was made with  Indigo Gatherings Urban Farmhouse Gatherings & Bella Solid… all Moda fabrics for sure!!!

Click HERE to get this week’s pattern!

This week’s pinwheel quilt block was designed by, Stacey IEST HSU, she is the Moda designer who makes all those cute, easy to make dolls from the panels.  Moda sold a ton of these panels! Pinwheel Quilt Block tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanVisit Click this link to see all her beautiful fabric lines!

 

xxx Lisa

 

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