I don’t know about you, but I have lots of leftover binding strips. Why not use them to add some framing to your quilt labels? It’s so easy to do and adds a special touch to the back of your quilt.
Normally, I place my label in the bottom left hand corner on the back of my quilt. Where you position your label is entirely up to you.
Completed Quilt Label
First, I sew the binding to the label on the sides I need it to cover. Since the label bottom and left side will be buried in the seam allowance, I leave these as raw edges. The binding is applied to the label in the same manner as it is applied to the quilt sandwich. I turn the corners just as I do in part two of my binding tutorial.
Binding Sewn to Exposed Edges
Next, I place a few strands of fusible thread on the reverse seam allowance and press the rolled binding for a few seconds with a steam iron (cotton setting). If you prefer, you can zig-zag around the seam allowance with fusible thread in your bobbin as I demonstrated in part three of my binding tutorial.
Pressing Binding to Wrong Side of Label
Once my binding is secured to the reverse side of the label, I’m now ready to position the label on the back of my quilt. I tuck the bottom and left raw edges into the seam allowance and place strands of fusible thread on top as shown. I then fold the binding back onto the seam allowance and steam press, being careful to press only the binding, not the quilt.
Positioning Fusible Thread Strands
To adhere the upper part of the label, I strategically place fusible thread stands under the binding edge and again steam press for a few seconds. My goal here is to simply tack down the edges until I blind stitch them to the quilt.
Upper Label "Tack Down"
Wasn’t the simple? I find so many uses for fusible thread. Every time I cut a fusible thread tail, I place it in this small plastic bag, always ready for action.
Fusible Thread Tails
Since I’ve mentioned fusible thread numerous times, here is a list of some online sources where you can purchase this helpful product if you can’t find it at your local quilt shop.
Create For Less
Red Rock Threads
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