Bias Binding on "Odd-Shaped" Quilt Edge ?

Bias Binding on "Odd-Shaped" Quilt Edge ?

Post by Michael Grim » Mon, 27 Feb 1995 06:12:36



   I'm finishing a  wall-hanging sized  Dahlia quilt.  It took a lot of time to
do the pieced  border. It has lots of points, like flower petals all around.

(I'm doing all of this by  hand  by the way!)

    My question:  Can I start with one long strip of bias binding and make it
go evenly along this edge...ie...making the binding fit  right along the sharp
points which are about 1 or 1 1/2 inches long?

    I don't want to have to cut and sew separate little pieces of binding over
every point!

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but all my other quilts have been squares or
rectangles.  Please advise.

 
 
 

Bias Binding on "Odd-Shaped" Quilt Edge ?

Post by Mbgoodm » Mon, 27 Feb 1995 11:28:59


yes indeedy, you can use bias to bind the type edges you describe.  The
best resource for this is a book called Happy Endings by Dietrich
(Ibelieve...).  What you describe is similar to binding double wedding
rings etc.  Have a good time -- you're almost done!

bye for now
Mary Beth Goodman, PO Box 102, Brainard, NY 12024

  Coordinator, NYQuilts!, 1996 NY Statewide Quilt Show