Binding Edges with Mitered Corners - Single layer

January 07, 2023



What you need:

  • Fabric for binding see preparation for the amount needed.


In our example we have chosen the finished width to ⅝” (1,5cm) but you can easily change to whatever  width you want following the instructions below:

To determine how wide to cut the strips:


Finished width four times= 5/8" (1,5cm) x4 = 2½" (6cm)

Add 1/4" (0,5cm) to compensate for batting and fabric thickness = 2 3/4"  (6,5cm)                                                    

To determine the required number of strips:


Quilt length x2 and width x2 = 138" (350cm) Add at least 6-8" (15-20cm) for joining strips. =146" (350+20cm)

Fabric width: 55" (140cm)


Inches: 146/55=2,65 (round up to three strips)

Centimeters 370/140= 2,64(round up to three strips)


Making the binding:

1. Cut the required  strips 2 ¾” (6,5cm) wide.

2. Put the strips right sides together and Join them together with a diagonal seam, see pictures. Do the same with all the strips to get one long binding strip

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3. On the back of the quilt, start in the middle on one side, leaving a 6” (15cm)tail for joining later.


4. Sew with ⅝” (1,5cm) seam allowance, stop ⅝” (1,5cm) from the corner.


5. Sew diagonally at 45 degrees angle out into the corner. Cut thread.

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6. Fold the strip up and then down along the next side, see pictures for clarity.

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7. Start sewing from the edge and stop ⅝” (1,5cm) from the next corner. Repeat on the next two sides.


8. To join the edges stop about 6-8”  (15-20cm) from the starting point. Lay the strips on top of each other and cut the top strip 2 ¾“ (6,5cm) from the overlap.

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9. Join the edges diagonally and finish the seam.

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10. Turn the right side of the quilt up. Turn the raw edges to the quilt side, then turn again and pin in place, be careful to cover the previous seam..

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11. In the corner, fold the edge up and to the end and from the next side, fold the corner in forming a mitered corner.

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12. Stitch the binding close to the edge

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