Countdown to Christmas Quilt-Along: Binding


I can’t believe the Countdown to Christmas Quilt-Along is almost over!  If you would like more info on the Quilt-Along, click here.  We will be binding our Advent calendars over the next two weeks and  November 25th is the big link-up for prizes from our sponsors:


A $30 gift card to Green Fairy Quilts



A fat quarter bundle of “Holiday Sweet Tweets” by Laurie Wisbrun from Robert Kaufman Fabrics



A fat quarter bundle of “Santa’s Little Deer” by Benartex from Fat Quarter Shop



A $50 gift card from Sew Modern 



I FINALLY finished all the pebble quilting on my calendar and I chose a bias printed stripe for my binding.  

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My favorite binding tutorial is by Canoe Ridge Creations and it is a double fold, straight grain, binding.

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The corners come out so perfect every time, and I only have to pin at the corners

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I normally hand-sew the binding to the back, but since this is a wall-hanging, and the back will always be facing the wall, I chose to machine sew it.  Anything to save a little time!

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I love how the binding looks like a candy cane and helps to make the colors in the pockets pop.

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Here is the full view.  My kids can’t wait to use it!


Now it’s your turn to link up!  Share your progress below and be sure to stop back in two weeks for ideas of what to put in the pockets and the big prize link-up.  Don’t forget to post your photos in the flickr group.  You may link from there, or from your personal blog. Also, be sure to check out Melissa’s beautiful advent calendar.  She has a different technique for binding than I showed above and her corners are perfect!

10 Responses to Countdown to Christmas Quilt-Along: Binding

  1. I really love this calendar. It is quilted so nicely. I wish I was a kid, and could participate in this great event!

  2. This turned out really darling!

  3. This looks so awesome! I love the way you quilted it, and the binding is simply perfect :) I need to get mine finished up before the 25th!

  4. So beautiful! Love it and the binding adds this special touch!

  5. I love love love the pebble quilting!!!! I also love the stripe. It really looks like you have a nice big candy cane wrapped around your wall hanging. Love it! You really did a great job Janice. It has been a blast working with you.

  6. It really turned out great, and the quilting is lovely! Love love love the binding!!

  7. Wow! A great finish!!! Love the pebbles and the binding is “spot on”!!!! Perfect for the upcoming season!! Hugs…..

  8. Looking AWESOME! love, love love it!

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  10. Charlotte Lunsford

    Looks awesome! I’m motivated to finish mine :)

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