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Binding Inside Corners Tutorial

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

The Triangle Quilt Along with Paula of The Sassy Quilter has been a blast!

It’s been great to follow along with everyone’s progress each week.
And it’s fun to see how differently each quilt looks as they are developing.

I have my rows all pieced and my top is finished!

My friend, Judy of Quilt Paradigm, is also taking part in the quilt along.  In a previous post where I outlined my intention to leave the sides of the quilt pointed, she left a comment encouraging me to go with my plan.  And I am glad that I did.  Trying something new is always fun! Back then Judy shared her Angled Edges Binding tutorial, showing how to bind those inside corners.

I did use a slightly different method and wanted to share the details.


Sew here goes!

Step 1 – Carefully clip those inside corners.  Just a little knick – less than 1/4″ long.

Step 2 – Apply the binding, stopping where the corner will be turning out again, just above the clip.

Step 3 – With needle down and pressure foot raised, straighten out that inside corner.  Lower the presser foot and continue to apply the binding.  When the binding has been attached to the entire back of the quilt, press the binding toward the front of the quilt.

Step 4 – Now apply the binding to the front of the quilt as usual.  The arrow shows where you will stop stitching with the needle in the down position.


Step 5 – With the needle down, raise the presser foot and adjust the edge to continue back out of the corner.

Step 6 – As you approach the outside corner, fold as you normally do for binding corners.

Step 7 – Again showing the approach to the inside corner.

Step 8 – Stopping at the point.

Step 9 – Needle down, pressure foot raised, and straightening out the edge.

Step 10 – May as well share an outside corner too.  This is how I fold the corner under.

And hold it in place as I stitch up to it.

And here are the results….  On top.

And from the back.

It’s obvious by sharing this tutorial that I have jumped ahead and finished my quilt.
But I will wait to share pictures of the full quilt until the last link up – the Triangle Extravaganza on April 25th!  Excited to show just how the quilting went!



The Sassy Quilter

Linking up at The Sassy Quilter for Joining Rows week #4 of the Triangle Quilt Along.
Come on over and see everyone’s progress!!!

Keep On Quilting On!


38 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Can't wait to see it! It looks really great from the sneeks you've posted. I have no idea how I want to quilt mine yet… and I've only pieced together two rows so far… I need to get a move on 🙂 I'm not game enough to leave the angled edges for binding though!!

  2. Vicki says:

    Absolutely stunning! Great to see the edge left angled. Your tut was again, easy to understand. Anxious to see the whole thing.

  3. Ooooh, Pretty Pretty! Love those sherbert colours! Thanks for the tute! 🙂

  4. Love your colour selection.

  5. Jessica says:

    Very pretty! I love the colors. 🙂

  6. Lorna, that is brilliant!! I almost wish I had not sewed on the half triangles to the end of my rows!! Sew glad you decided to go for it 🙂 It looks fantabulous!!

  7. Looking great! I'm looking forward to seeing what you did with your quilting, and thanks for this tutorial. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to cut the sides off my quilt or not, so this might just come in handy.

  8. Enjoyed your tutorial… I sew my binding to the front and hand stitch to the back but I do believe the clipping in the inside corner idea will work my way too! Thanks for sharing such helpful tips 🙂 Kathi

  9. Marci Girl says:

    Great tutorial, I have never done this, so maybe one day I will leave my jagged edges and bind it just like this!

  10. Hi Lorna! Love love love your quilt. Love the binding tut even more. I think I shall call you \”quilt master\”.

  11. Jackie says:

    Love your quilt and your binding looks wonderful too.

  12. quiltmania says:

    Great quilt, thanks for the tutorial!

  13. Julie Cefalu says:

    Great tutorial, Lorna! I do mine the exact same way and it turns out great every time. Love your finished quilt!Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

  14. Love the colors on this quilt! Carol

  15. That was interesting! I've never done an edging with points before and read your post with great interest. I'm looking forward to see the entire quilt. The bits you showed us are beautiful.

  16. Great tutorial! I'm going to share a link to this tutorial with my binding class. One of the ladies has a quilt with angled edges, and I'm sure she'll appreciate this.

  17. Vicki in MN says:

    You speed demon you!!!! Nice job 🙂

  18. Jo Ferguson says:

    Can I adopt you? That way I can get you to teach me, in person… You have a gift for teaching techniques in a clear and straight forward manner. Thanks again for another great tutorial.

  19. Thanks for the tutorial, Lorna! I've always wondered how to do those inside angles. Love the colours!

  20. Cheryl says:

    Great tutorial and beautiful quilt, so colorful!

  21. OMG! You have the patience of a saint!

  22. Love the colours you've used, it's so fresh and springy. You are tempting me with this binding method…

  23. It's lovely. Thanks for the Tute!

  24. Now that's a fun, happy quilt. And a great tute too! Thanks for sharing.

  25. margaret says:

    Your quilt looks excellent, keeping the triangle edges is great but a bit beyond my skills! Will be joining my rows together tomorrow

  26. mtnquiltr says:

    Thanks for a very useful tutorial! I'm thinking of trying this on my triangles. Hopefully it will go well!

  27. Love your quilt–so cheerful and fun! I'm going to leave the jagged edge too–thanks for the tutorial!

  28. Thank you for the tutorial, Lorna!! You binding looks so clean and pretty :)-Soma

  29. This is a great tutorial! I will definitely share. I love how the edges look like this.

  30. Might pin this tute for when I'm a little more skilled! I'm halfway through piecing my quilt … I'll probably just straight-line quilt and trim the triangles for a straight edged binding – hasn't this been a fun Sew Along!? 🙂

  31. SewPsyched! says:

    Hey Lorna!I am lovin this tute! I sure didnt feel like mitering all of those inside AND outside corners 🙂 xx

  32. Cindy says:

    Love your colors, love your tutorial, everything. Thanks.

  33. Deb A says:

    Love your quilt and thanks so much for the tutorial. I may give that a try on mine! Now to finish sewing into rows….. I'm a bit behind.

  34. Anonymous says:

    This is awesome – thanks for the little tutorial! Did you do a bias binding? I've never done one before. Also – did you start by sewing it onto the back first? I do all my bindings by machine and start on the back. I may be a no reply blogger – haven't figured that out yet, so I'll check back here for a reply, and here's my email address: wannabequilter (at) gmail (dot) com

  35. CeLynn says:

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial,you make it look so easy! Loving how pretty your top is,and looking forward to seeing the finish photos too.

  36. Bri says:

    Love your colors, and thanks a bunch for sharing the binding tutorial.

  37. I love the bright colors you chose! I haven't yet tried a pointy binding. I trimmed the angles for my PB-Complete hexagon quilt. I will be trying angles on my current quilt though. Thanks for the great tips and pictures!

  38. great tutorials on binding – thanks!