Online Class

The Perfect Finish: How to Bind a Quilt

$39.99

Give your quilts the flawless finish they deserve! Confidently complete any project with beautiful binding and perfect piping. It'’s easier than you think.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Susan Cleveland
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Preparing for a Successful Finish
25:35
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.
2. Plain Binding: Perfect Every Time
30:54
3. Finishing the Back Like a Pro
17:20
4. Fabulous Piping
22:28
5. Applying Binding Over Piping
21:17
6. Creative Bindings: Angles, Curves & More
17:27
7. Creative Bindings: Trims & Threads
20:45

Taught by

Susan  Cleveland
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.
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