If you've been following my blog you are aware I've just completed my first quilt, and you know what goes around the outside!! Yes, binding! What was I going to do? Well, when needing an answer I usually just go to You Tube now.
I found two excellent tutorials by Crafty Gemini. Her tutorials were so easy to follow and she has an interesting way of explaining things. "Pretty sides touching" is one phrase I recall right now ...so simple and retainable.
I was able to hand sew the binding on the first and second quilt, and although I don't profess to being an expert I think I'm getting the hang of it. I actually enjoyed the process! I still had to go back several times to watch how to fold the corners, and join the end pieces.
So here's the patchwork potholders I made! The binding is not perfect by any means. Next time I would use a wider binding, as the potholders are thicker with the two layers of batting and the insul-brite batting. A couple of the corners were also too pointy!
I would like to encourage all who are nervous regarding sewing on binding to go for it. You can find the You Tube videos by Crafty Gemini HERE and HERE.. It's like anything else, just takes some practice!
Here's a written tutorial for the binding... an excellent one! You can find it on Craftsy,