3-Yard Quilt Binding 101 (economy binding)
When I came up with the concept of 3-yard economy quilts, I wanted to make the largest quilt possible with just 3 yards of fabric. I knew that I couldn't get the traditional double fold binding from 3 yards and still achieve my goal of making a big quilt with a little fabric. You see, a traditional double fold binding uses 1/2 yard for a quilt the size that I can make with 3 yards and I preferred to put that fabric in the quilt top. That's how the single fold, economy binding became the standard for the 3-yard quilt designs. (If you prefer a double fold, you will need to add 1/2 yard fabric to make it).'
Watch this clip on how to cut and press the binding.
Now fold the strip at a 90 degree angle and secure with a straight pin.
Bring the two ends together and place a pin where they meet.
Once you are confident the binding and quilt match up, trim the long tails 1/4" from stitching.
Press 1/4" seam open.
Stitch binding and quilt together closing the opening.
Turn the binding to back of quilt and blind stitch in place. The corners will fold nicely into a miter. Here's the back.
Here's the front.
If this tutorial was helpful, let me know. If you have questions, I would like to know those as well.