Chenille-It Binding Tutorial
Using Chenille-It as binding adds dimension to your binding in ways that regular quilting cotton is unable to. If you’re looking for a new way to finish your quilt, try using Chenille-It.
-5/8” Chenille-It (the amount of rolls you’ll need depends on the size of your project) The 5/8” rolls are 40 yards. I was able to use less than 1 roll for my throw size quilt.
-Washing machine or stiff brush/spray bottle (for fluffing the Chenille-It)
Trim the batting and backing of your quilt evenly with your quilt top.
Zigzag stitch or use a serger on the perimeter of your quilt to seal the edges.
Measure (8) strips of Chenille-it that are the same length as the top/bottom of your quilt, plus ¼”. You will use two layers of Chenille-It for the top front, (2) for the top back, (2) for the bottom front, and (2) for the bottom back.
Measure (8) strips of Chenille-It that are the same length for the sides of your quilt, plus ¼”. You will use two layers of Chenille-It for the left side front, (2) for the left side back, (2) for the right side front, and (2) for the right side back.
Take two layers of Chenille-It and align it with the top edge of the quilt. Let it overhang 1/8” off both sides and the top. Pin in place.
Stitch down the middle of the Chenille-It across the quilt top.
Flip your quilt over and repeat the same steps at the top of the back side.
Repeat these two steps for the bottom and side edges.
To fluff the Chenille-It, toss your quilt in the washing machine on gentle cycle. Then tumble dry low heat in the dryer. Alternatively, you can spray the Chenille-It with water, and then use a stiff brush to fluff the Chenille-It.
I mean, seriously! Look at that fluffy scrumptious binding! I'm swooning here.
The fabric used is the Botanist Collection designed by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics. Fat quarter bundles available here.