Hey guys! In my newest YouTube video, I’m showing you how to make selvage quilt binding. I love making selvage binding because it is such a colorful way to add texture to your binding. Once you feel that selvage binding, you’ll know exactly what I mean. You won’t be able to stop petting your selvage quilt. Ha!
This is an update to a tutorial I made several years ago. It’s one of my favorite tutorials so, I’m updating this tutorial for the video era, but you can go back and read my old selvage tutorials.
This is Lucky, my selvage medallion. I made this sweet baby way back in 2013! So, I’m working on a new selvage quilt, which I showed you last week. I need to accumulate more selvages, so this new selvage quilt might take me a little longer. Ah well, I’m going to enjoy the process. I love a scrappy project as quilty therapy.
Watch the Tutorial:
In this video, you’ll learn how to make continuous strip quilt binding using fabric selvages.
To make continuous strip quilt binding using selvages you’ll need:
- At least one fat quarter of Selvage Fabric
- Monofilament or coordinating thread
- A Binding Baby to organize your binding strip
- You’ll also need something to bind, like a quilt maybe? Ha!
Selvage Quilt Binding Calculator:
So how much selvage quilt binding to you need? Well here’s my general calculation:
Perimeter of your quilt plus 10” for joining divided by 20” = number of selvage strips you’ll need to cut
For example, let’s say you have a 60” x 60” quilt that needs binding. You’ll want to calculate the perimeter, so 4 times 60” = 240”. Add 10” for joining to get 250”. Divide 250” by 20” to get 12.5 strips. So I would cut 13 strips from my fat quarters of selvage fabric. From each fat quarter of selvage fabric you should be able to cut 7 strips. So I would need 2 fat quarters of selvage fabric to get my 13 strips of selvage binding.
Explore my entire series of selvage quilt tutorials:
- How to cut and store fabric selvages
- How to make Selvage Fabric
- The Criss Cross Selvage Block Tutorial