Finish It! Borders, Backing, Binding & Beyond (DVD + Streaming)
- Includes both DVD and On-Demand streaming access
- Bonus downloadable materials available after purchase
- 6 Class Sessions
- Total Runtime: 2h 53m
Your quilt pattern might say “bind and finish as desired,” but what does that actually mean? In this one-stop shop for finishing quilts, expert Kelly Ashton provides you with everything you need to finish your quilted quilts with confidence (minus the basting and quilting). Using the included class worksheets, learn how to easily calculate fabric yardage for borders and backings. Plus, Kelly guides you step by step through adding labels and sleeves, as well as binding that you can finish by hand or machine.
NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)
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.
Backing Basics (26:11)
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.
Labels & Hanging Sleeves (30:54)
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.
Binding: Hand & Machine Finishing (25:59)
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!).
Facing the Quilt Edges (20:29)
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.
Kelly Ashton is the author of “Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles and More: Skill-Building Techniques for 60-Degree Patchwork.” She also designs original patterns and templates, and teaches quilting workshops specializing in smart piecing techniques.
Finish It! Borders, Backing, Binding & Beyond - Class Materials
Bonus materials available after purchase
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