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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Hints and Tips 10- Quilt as You Go Method 2 (Piped Binding Method)

Piped Binding Front
Piped Binding Back

Construct as for previous method ( Method 1) up to and including placing the backing strip. We do not use lace and ribbon for this method but rather piped binding for the front.
Cut sashing strips 2 ¼ inches wide.

To make the piping cut narrow strips of fabric wide enough the cover the piping cord + seam allowance of at least ¼ inch. Use fine piping cord. It is a good idea to buy thicker piping cord and just take out the individual strands or use perle embroidery cotton. The Groovin Piping Trimming Tool from Susan Cleveland is a great tool to help you make accurate piping for this method.If you do not have a piping foot you can use a pintuck foot as I have.
Trim piping seam allowance to 1/4”
Sew the piping to both edges of the sashing strips, again using your piping /pintuck foot.
Press the piping to the wrong side of the sashing strip as shown.

Cut a strip of batting 1 ¼ inches  wide and the length of the sashing. Lay this in the sashing between the piping as I have done. This provides a bit of padding to the sashing but you can easily omit this step if you choose to.

Centre the sashing over where the quilt blocks are butted together and stitch down both sides. You can use an edge stitching foot/ piping foot or a pintuck foot as I have.


  1. I just found your blog. I am super excited to try out this method of quilt as you go! Thank you for the great explanation :)

  2. Just saw this and I must say, I'm very impressed. I'd love to see how you handle the longer sashings.