Finish It! Borders, Backing, Binding & Beyond
Your quilt top is finished, but should you add a border? In this first lesson, meet Kelly Ashton and find out when to add borders, or not, and how to easily calculate border sizes and fabric yardage. Then, watch as Kelly shows you how to cut and sew perfect borders every time.
02: Backing Basics
Discover what types of fabric and prints work best for backing and why. After that, use the worksheets in your class materials to calculate the yardage needed, understanding how your backing configuration can change these calculations. Plus get Kelly's tips for piecing backing.
03: Labels & Hanging Sleeves
Kelly discusses the importance of labeling your quilts, including what information to include and how to create quilt labels. After that, learn how to install a temporary or permanent sleeve to hang your quilt; it's easier than you might think!
In this lesson, find out how to calculate fabric yardage for French double-fold binding. Then prepare your quilt for the binding process as Kelly gives a trimming demo. Afterwards, see how to make double-fold binding and apply it to the back of your quilt.
05: Binding: Hand & Machine Finishing
Finish your binding by hand- or machine-sewing it to the back of your quilt. Kelly demonstrates both methods, then shares troubleshooting tips for common binding mistakes (and how to avoid them!).
06: Facing the Quilt Edges
End class by learning how to add facings to finish the edges of your quilt. This versatile method is perfect for mini and art quilts that won't be handled or washed excessively. Kelly shows you how to prepare, attach and hand finish the facings, step by step.