I sure have enjoyed making my Pieced Primrose quilts and I hope you have, too. Now it’s time to put the finishing touches on the quilt with binding- either by hand or machine. Just remember, if you are still working on your quilt, I’m here to cheer you on – no matter how long it takes!
Because I wanted to include all 10 prints of warm or cool from my Abstract Garden line, I used 9 fabrics for the blocks and then the focal print “Raised Beds” for the backing and binding of both Pieced Primrose quilts.
When I first started quilting, I used to cut my binding strips 2 1/4″ wide, but recently I’ve started cutting them 2″ wide which makes for a nice, narrow finish that’s 1/4″ wide on both sides of the quilt. To figure out how many strips to cut, take the perimeter of the quilt (length of each side of the quilt) and add 10″. Then divide that number by your width of fabric and that tells you how many strips to cut.
For example, the Pieced Primrose wall size is 35″ on each side, so (35″ x 4) + 10 = 150″ of binding needed. I divide that by the usable fabric width of 40″ to which I round up to 4 strips to cut. (150/40 = 3.75). This simple quilt math works for any size quilt you need to make!
Click here to get the Abstract garden “Raised Beds” fabric by the yard.
I was in a hurry to make my quilts on a deadline for quilt market when this fabric line was first released, so I don’t have any step by step pics of my binding. However, I click the links below to for several binding tutorials from previous quits:
- Click here for my hand binding tutorial (on my Modern X quilt)
- Click here for my machine binding tutorial (on my Color Weave quilt)
LINKS AT A GLANCE
Click the links below for supplies needed to make Pieced Primrose
- Click here to get the Paper Pieced Primrose quilt pattern – PDF version
- Click here to get the Paper Pieced Primrose quilt pattern – Paper version
- Click here to get the optional Primrose kit in warm or cool
- Click here for the complete QAL supply list and schedule
Pieced Primrose quilts show in the the throw size above.