There are plenty of blogs, how to, etc on the internet that give detail explanations on binding curves but I thought I’d share some things I learned while doing it on my newest grand daughter’s baby quilt.
So first thing DO NOT cut the curves. I marked them and then basted all the layers together.
Bias binding is a must! I made my own continuous bias binding – again plenty of blogs & how tos online. I cut mine an inch and 3/4 wide and pressed it in half. Other recommend single bias but I like to double mine. I used the basting line as my guide placing the binding up to it and then stitching.
The tricky part is the inside corners – I stitched it 1/4 past the point before turning.
Leaving my needle down I turn the binding around the corner…
And continue sewing the binding down. I did clip & trim the inside corners when I turned the binding to hand-stitch down. If you use single bias binding you can probably avoid clipping the inside corners. When hand-stitching the inside corners I found another quilter’s tips great. Her site is – http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/a-tutorial-on-binding-scallops/
Here’s the finished quilt!
And here’s my granddaughter! My husband made the cradle – I added bumper pads & flannel sheets.