Binding a Quilt How To Videos

NEW! Machine Binding Tutorial Video

How do you bind your quilts – by machine or hand? While I have enjoyed hand-stitching in the past, my busy schedule simply won’t allow it. Over the years, I’ve had to learn how to machine-bind my quilts out of necessity.

Lovey Dovey quilt pattern by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. Great machine binding tutorial for quilters

I’ve shared tips and tricks before, but today, there’s a new video tutorial on how to get that perfect machine binding for all your quilted projects! I filmed this video for Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube channel back in September 2021. Combine this binding video tutorial with my full machine binding tutorial blog post found here to have the most comprehensive look at my process.

One of my biggest secrets to the perfect machine binding? Elmer’s School Glue. Who would have guessed. Have you tried this method before? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Linda

    January 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Vanessa, I just tried this technique today! I only slipped off in one place about 4′. I didn’t fold it over the original stitching enough. For a first timer, I was pleased!! Thanks for a great idea!

  2. quiltnqueen

    January 12, 2022 at 10:08 am

    This is a great method. I learned it years ago from the fabulous quilt maker/quilter, Sharon Schamber. She even glues down the front so that it doesn’t stretch or slip while stitching the binding onto the top.

  3. Stephanie Thompson

    January 12, 2022 at 10:46 am

    I love your fabric, Love Note. Thanks for posting the giveaway. It made me look thru a lot of your patterns. They are terrific. I can’t wait to try some.

  4. Patti Kaplan

    January 12, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Love the binding tutorial. Thank you for sharing

  5. Pamela

    January 12, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Thank you for this tutorial! The glue is a great idea! I will be trying this method soon!

  6. Deirdre

    January 12, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Love this tutorial, thank you!!

  7. mandyquiltsandcooks

    January 12, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    I still do all my binding by hand but I think I’m going to try machine binding on my next project. I love your cotton tail pattern.

  8. Kathleen Hansen

    January 12, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    I saw your video on FQS and I want to tell you that the glue method is a game changer for me. Thank you so much for sharing with everyone this easy binding method. I’ve used this method on the last 3 quilts I’ve made. Again, thank you!

  9. Kathy Guenther

    January 12, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    What a great method for binding! Thank you for this!

  10. Raquel Litherland

    January 13, 2022 at 12:48 am

    I commented on your Instagram account I liked your Sun Tea pattern to help me whittle my stash down. But, as a second look, I think Starstruck is the one! Good luck to all!

  11. Betty

    January 13, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Your tutorials are very helpful. Wish I could afford to by all your fabric lines.

  12. Prudence

    January 14, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    I love your fabrics!!! I would love to win the love note box!!

  13. Kathleen Barnotes

    September 15, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Vanessa, this has been a very helpful tutorial for me as I want to learn to sew my binding on by the machine. I’m a visual learner, and would really like to have a camera aimed at the needle as you were sewing to get a better idea and close up. But thank you for your time.

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