A new baby quilt is finished, but what binding do I choose?
Before I pull out my many fabric bins and decide the colors, the method I choose for the binding of my baby quilt needs to be considered first.
How much time do I have to denote to the binding? How will the baby quilt be maintained? Did this quilt have straight edges or did I get fancy and add the curves? Do I want to create a certain mood with my binding?
If my answers here are to keep it simple since I have a basic straight edge and my time is of the essence, use a bias, straight- grain, or single fold binding.
A bias binding provides the quilter with bias binding strips cut on the bias or at a 45 degree angle. This provides a stretchiness which eases sewing around curves or angles. In this type of binding, strips are sewn or pieced together to achieve the correct or total length required for the project.