Binding is the last step in completing a quilt. It serves the purpose of covering the raw edges of the quilt top, backing, and batting by encasing them.

The most common finishes of a quilt are bindings. Applied binding use additional material for the binding. It is not only how skillfully the edges of a quilt are finished that has a major influence of the quilt’s success but that final touch should also complements the top in both design and color. You should look at binding as an opportunity to make a final statement with fabric selection. Depending on the design, you may want the binding to stand out or fade into the quilt.

A number one go-to binding-fabric choice is a stripe. Stripes can be cut on the straight of grain for a different look  and  also be cut on the bias for a diagonal striped look. Cutting on the bias has other advantages than only the design.  Here is a table that shows the pros & cons of straight of grain binding versus bias cut binding:

Straight of grainBias cut
Easy to cutA bit harder to cut
Limited wasteMore waste if you don’t plan well
Less strengthMore strength
Less stretchMore stretch
Straight sides onlyWorks beautiful with curves

How much fabric to buy for a regular double fold binding (not biased cut)
The binding needs to be as long as the outside perimeter of your quilt plus a little bit for corners


Enter the dimensions of the quilt in centimeters, select the binding strip width and click the Calculate button.
Width: centimeters
Length: centimeters
Binding Strip Width:
Total binding length: centimeters
Number of strips to cut:
Fabric lenght to order centimeters


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