How to Bind a Quilt

Follow these simple steps on how to birth or bind a quilt.

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In the simplest terms, "birthing" a quilt means binding it pillowcase-style. Here's how to do it:

1.  Layer the quilt top and backing, right sides together, with a layer of batting on top.

2.  Sew a ¾-inch seam allowance all the way around the quilt, leaving enough of an opening to fit your hand in.

3.  Invert the whole sandwich¾quilt top, backing and batting¾right side out.

4.  Hand-stitch the opening closed.

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