Binding really makes a homemade blanket look very professionally finished. I made a blanket for my mom recently and needed a binding idea for the edges. I searched the internet for a perfect binding for a project and found a chunky binding video tutorial by Fat Quarter Shop on YouTube, that looked awesome. The best part about this blanket binding is hat it is made from a fat quarter. The strips are cut on the bias, so it makes more sense to use a fat quarter, than a quarter-of-a-yard, from a bolt of fabric because you get more diagonal cute from the fat quarter. This binding method is also very good for restoring binding on an antique quilt.
Materials Needed For A Wide Chunky Blanket Binding:
- Fat quarters
- A rotary cutter
- A cutting mat
- A pair of scissors
- A sewing machine
- A hand sewing needle
In this chunky binding video tutorial by Fat Quarter Shop on YouTube, you will learn how to make a quilt binding out of a fat quarter. You begin by cutting your strips on the bias and sewing them together into one long strip.
Then, you will sew the bias cut strips that you joined together to your quilt making mitered corners along the way.
This method of making a chunky binding is really efficient and affordable. I used it to restore a quilt made by my grandmother and it turned out beautifully.