Let’s finish up your Turnstile Mini Quilt project. I will show you how to square up the fabric, how to make the quilt binding, and how to attach it. Once you are done with all of these, then you can now start hanging your Turnstile mini quilts on the wall. It so happens that I also have a cool way of doing this, which of course I will be also sharing with you.
How to bind a quilt:
Trim down the sides of the mini quilt into 9 ½ ”. Then, baste stitch the sides to secure the layers of fabric. Instead of measuring an exact 38” for the binding, add about an extra 10”. This is to have enough fabric to finish off the ends of the binding. Create a continuous fabric for the binding. Then, stitch the binding all around the edge of the quilt with about a quarter of an inch allowance. After this, iron press the binding and hand sew to the back of the quilt.
To continue working on your Turnstile block mini quilt, then don’t forget to watch the video tutorial. Especially if you want to learn the technique I used on how to attach the binding.
- Learn how to hand sew the binding to the back of your fabric. Click HERE.
- For the fabric that I used on this mini quilt, check out my debut fabric collection: Dominicana by Vanessa Vargas Wilson for Timeless Treasures Fabrics.
- Also, if you want to check out the sewing machine: Juki TL-2010Q that I used in this tutorial, then this is where I got them. Click HERE.