DVD Class

The Perfect Finish: How to Bind a Quilt (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0020Q


Add professional-quality binding to any project, and turn simple pieces into sensational quilts!

Award-winning quilter Susan Cleveland reveals the keys to binding quilts successfully, starting with essential preparation tips. Discover Susan’s timesaving tricks for cutting and stitching binding strips, and find out how to neatly apply plain binding and join the tails for a crisp finish. Then, learn how to make the back of your quilt look as good as the front, with must-have techniques for mitered corners, and hand and machine stitching. Next, find out how to create and apply piping that adds a pop of color to your binding and instant visual appeal to your quilt. Dive into angled and curved binding, and learn how to apply each for fantastic results. Finally, discover a range of inspiring accents, from decorative trims to perfect prairie points.

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.)

Class Sessions

Preparing for a Successful Finish (25:36)
Meet award-winning quilter Susan Cleveland as she previews the helpful finishing techniques you’ll learn to create beautiful binding for your quilts. Then get started! Susan details important steps in the preparation process, including selecting a batting, assembling and squaring up your quilt, pin basting and staystitching.

Plain Binding: Perfect Every Time (30:56)
Do you want your binding to frame your quilt or blend in? Susan shares helpful advice on selecting the right fabric for your binding. Then find out how to cut and stitch your binding strips, apply the binding and join the tails to create the perfect finish to your quilt!

Finishing the Back Like a Pro (17:21)
Achieving show-quality binding is easier than you ever imagined with Susan as your teacher. Learn how to fill the binding, miter corners and stitch the back of the binding to your quilt. In the process, you’ll discover helpful pointers that will make hand sewing or machine sewing your binding a breeze.

Fabulous Piping (22:30)
Piping adds visual interest to a bound edge, while also offering an opportunity to sharpen your quilting skills. Susan gives two invaluable tips to make sewing the cord into the piping even easier by using zipper feet and sticky notes. Plus, see how to apply those same techniques to a sample quilt for fantastic results!

Applying Binding Over Piping (21:19)
Susan shows how to take the piped edge she created in the previous lesson and apply binding. Practice making mitered corners to avoid bulk, then join the tails and finish it for a professional look that will enhance the design of your quilts.

Creative Bindings: Angles, Curves & More (17:29)
Add a wow-factor to your quilting with a variety of creative bindings. Susan walks through the process of applying wide-piped binding, then shows you how to mark shapes and bind at odd angles or on curved edges. You’ll even discover some new and innovative piped variations!

Creative Bindings: Trims & Threads (20:46)
Finishing quilts should be every bit as fun as starting them. Susan shows how to inject even more variety into your final steps with a series of creative bindings that incorporate trims and threads. Watch as she uses rickrack and prairie points, along with a number of decorative thread accents.

Your Instructor

Susan Cleveland

Susan Cleveland is an award-winning quilter and instructor. Her quilts have been featured in numerous publications, including Modern Quilts Unlimited and American Quilter, and she teaches workshops around the U.S. Susan is the author of three books: Marvelous Miters, Precision & Panache and Piping Hot Curves, and is also the inventor of the Groovin’ Piping Trimming Tool and the Prairie Pointer pressing tool.

Bonus Materials

The Perfect Finish: How to Bind a Quilt - Supplies and References


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