Two words: binding fabric. What?! YES! It’s new, so you haven’t heard of this before, but it’s so so fun and I just know you're going to love it. Folding it over and seeing the mirrored details on both sides is incredibly gratifying. This binding fabric is part of my new Duval fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics. It's called Key West Bound...get it? It's a pun... oh dear...haha!
OK anyway! You should buy it ONLY by the yard. No fat quarters, no layer cakes, and definitely no charm packs. Small squatty precuts would defeat its purpose of being loooooong.
Above is a picture of the yardage laid out and below is what it looks like bound on a quilt. But you want to know another fun twist? You've got TWO options! The quilt here uses the Snapdragon and Spiced Boho Birds motifs, however you could also choose to use the simple Pearl Boho Leaves motif. I'll show an example of that soon. I just need to make another quilt first!
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Once you get your Key West Bound binding fabric, simply cut 2.5" strips along the printed cut lines. I cut mine by folding the yardage in half, lining up the cut lines and slicing with a ruler and rotary cutter. Another option, though is to just use scissors and snip along the lines. I recommend doing whichever method gives you the most accuracy.
Once your strips are cut, sew them together (I think a straight stitch probably works best here, but you can play around with that), then fold the binding in half, wrong sides together, and press it as usual. When you’re finished, you’ll get a beautifully detailed little binding that is identical on both sides! Check out the video to see this in action!
Isn't this binding fabric so cute?? I think it looks like delicate embroidery or maybe a pretty little ribbon running along the edges.
If you're wondering about the quilt pattern used in this example, wonder now longer! It's the NEW Star Crossed pattern coming out on September 14th!
Star Crossed Quilt Fabric
The fabric used in my Star Crossed quilt includes Suzy Quilts PURE AGF solids and Duval prints. Next week we will publish a list of shops carrying these fabrics, however in the mean time I encourage you to ask your local quilt shop to carry them! Many online shops have them in stock as well.
- PURE Solid Honeymoon
- PURE Solid Glacier
- PURE Solid Shrimpy
- Duval Boho Leaves Nova
- Duval Boho Birds Glacier
- Duval Boho Birds Snapdragon
- Duval Basket Weave Shrimpy
- Duval Blocks Snapdragon
- Tiny Moon Breezy
- Binding: Key West Bound
- Backing: Tiny Moon Nova (Flannel)
So what do you think? Are you digging this new binding fabric? It seems so simple it's hard to believe it's not already a thing, but I bet in the next couple years it will become more and more popular. It really does accent a quilt in a special way. It's the icing on the quilt cake!