I am adding a few pictures here to help you understand the article about pillow case binding.
This is a process that you can do to any medium to small size quilt.
The quilt in the article in the American Quilter magazine is 50″ square, but I mostly do this to small wall quilts.
- Finish your quilt top and attach it to the batting. Square up the quilt and batting to the size you want it to be, include 1/4″ seam allowances.
2. Place the squared up quilt with batting on the backing fabric and cut the backing fabric exactly the same size.
3. On the inside of the backing fabric add a piece of Wonderunder fusible web to the top section. Cutting it smaller then the quilt. Fuse in place.
Trim two perpendicular sides of the backing fabric 1/8″ -1/4″ so the backing fabric is slightly smaller in size then the front of the quilt.
Place the backing fabric back on top of the quilt front and stretch the backing at the corners to meet the corners of the front. Pin these together.
Using a 1/4″ seam allowance sew around all four sides of the quilt.
Sew small stitches around each corner, rather than pivoting at the corner. This creates a better finish.
Press each seam allowance open and back against the fabric. This will help when you turn the quilt inside out to make the seams flat.
I made this quilt before going to Norway to teach.
In the town of Bergen Norway on the wharf, is a row of old tall houses that used to be ware houses. They are now all shops. It is a beautiful site and city to visit.
I hope you give this technique a try on your next art quilt.
For all the detailed directions get the March 2013 issue of American Quilter Magazine.