Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Penny Patch: Binding

This post is part of a series {Penny Patch} a Beginner’s Quilt-Along. You can join in anytime, even if you’re not a beginner! Please see this page for links to all posts, and join us on Flickr to share your questions and work-in-progress!

Penny Patch button In this last post before our finished quilts link party on Friday, I'm going to pass on some quick info for binding your penny patch quilt.

There are lots of ways to make and attach binding.  By all means do what you like best!  If you're new to this or looking for an easier, faster way, I highly recommend my Zigzag Binding Tutorial.  It's how I always bind quilts.  Easy, peasy.

No matter how wide you cut your binding, you'll need to make enough to go around your finished quilt top, with some extra for attaching.  I expect you'll be cutting binding strips from 44" wide fabric.

If you're making the Baby Quilt, your quilt top will be about 42" x 54".  Cut 5 width-of-fabric (WOF) strips for your binding.

If you're making the Throw Quilt, your quilt top will be about 60" x 72".  Cut 7 WOF strips for your binding.

If you're making the Twin Quilt, your quilt top will be about 66" x 90".  Cut 8 WOF strips for your binding.

scrappy zigzag binding

Happy finishing! 


  1. I haven't attempted the quilting yet! I'm afraid it's had to be put aside to finish making my Christmas gifts.

  2. I am just dying that I am not going to finish mine until after Christmas! :) I have the top completed and everything is basted, but I have decided to wait until I get my new sewing machine (!!!) to do the quilting. Going shopping on the 26th, so I predict my quilting will be done by the 28th. :) Looking forward to seeing the link party!


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