How do you like that title?
Okay...so. I've never done a tutorial before, bear with me.
I wanted easy diagonal striped binding directions...on the bias...striped like a candy cane...but could not find one that I understood on the web. So what does a girl do...?
1. Tries to figure it out herself. She has a college education, surely it can't be this hard!
2. It is! Next...?
3. Ruin a 1/3 yard of fabric! Next...?
4. Cry, cuss, cry some more! Next...?
5. Call Mother! She'll know!
And...she did! My grandmother showed her! Thank goodness!
Note: I 'm using a different piece of fabric for the tutorial than I did for the quilt I'm binding.
Tools: Cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter
Place fabric face down on cutting board. Line left side up on mat.
Bring right side of fabric down to left hand corner.
Cut fabric on diagonal. (I found it really doesn't matter where as long as you're using the diagonal line on the mat.)
a. With top portion that has been cut off cut a 2 1/2" strip. Discard remainder of this top portion of fabric (or put into scrap bin!)
b. Using bottom piece of fabric, flip upward to the diagonal line and cut another 2 1/2" strip. (Continue cutting 2 1/2" strips until you have enough for the quilt you want binding on.)
a. Line the two strips up:
b. Sew on the diagonal; trim ends and 'bunny ears'.
c. Open and press.
a. Fold in half and press.
c. Attach raw edges of binding and quilt together; sew with machine.
d. Turn binding towards back and hand sew into place.
I'll show the finished quilt when I sew the binding on the whole thing!
Disclaimer to anyone who is reading this:
I am writing this tutorial so that I won't have to call my mother the next time I need diagonal biased binding! I'm sure it probably won't be of much help to anyone else other than me, but...it is what it is!