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Roxann in Texas

I am definitely trying this, thanks for the details and the lovely pictures providing great visualization.

pat sloan

Hi Ettakay, thank you for writing.
Are you looking in my book 'Pat Sloan's Teach me to Make my First Quilt'?

Starting on page 35 to page 37 are two methods of binding. One by hand, one by machine.

Take a look in the book & let me know you found it.


Did you realize your Teach Me to Quilt book has nothing about sewing the bind. I read to cut binding 2 1/4 inches and that is all I found. Did I miss something?

Carolyn Thomas Grayson

I think I like your version better than what I learned in my Beginning Quilting class; it seems much less complicated, especially the corners. I will try it when it's time to bind Winter Solstice! Thanks Pat :)


Thank You Pat. You're my Favorite Quilter,I always go to you if I have any problems. You are Wonderful with Quilting.

Mary Andra

I just used this method two weeks ago for the first time. I loved it. The quilt is for a child with lots of washing expected. Fabulous tutorial. Wish I had it two weeks ago. Thank you Pat. 🌟❤️

Linda Kraft

I have a 20-year old Kenmore sewing machine. I love it and it's been adequate for all my quilting needs. But I don't have the ability to reverse the blanket stitch. Suggestions?

Beverly Reid

I was wondering how it was done because I've only hand sewn mine one. Love when you do videos.


Very nice, I will be trying this with one of your smaller patterns Harvest Moon.

Donna Senters

Tracy chin, the tutorial she has included states 50 wt. I am glad it is the same weight I have 😃

Janel Barthe

Pat, off topic, but still in the quilting you have a tutorial video on getting your bias seams just right when you are joining strips. Have looked at a bunch, but would like to hear your take. Thank you.

Kathleen Percy

I have never used the blanket stitch to do this method of machine binding. I have simply ' top stitched' the binding . Is there a reason you prefer the blanket stitch?


this is a great IDEA when doing mini wall hangings. a Binding that is two and half inches is definitely an OVERKILL PLUS you get a straight edge ( 1/4" pressed )to know when how much to pull over to the front of quilt

Tracy Chin

Hi Pat! What weight thread do you use for machine binding? Thanks so much for your tutorial!

Karen Alexander

Great Tute Pat! I also do almost all my by machine, though I favor double binding on anything that's really gonna get some where, as he oldest utility quilt I made in the late 70s is bursting at the edge due to a single fold! I added the use of Elmer's Washable School glue to hold the binding down. A thin line of glue, hit it with the iron, and your binding stays put for the sewing. No need to push and poke with the stiletto.. or, well pay as much attention! Sometimes I turn to the front, sometimes to the back, but I ALWAY sew on the front side of course.I learned the glue trick from Sharon Schamber many years ago....again, great tutorial for all!

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