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a binding hack from Edyta Sitar

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

Thanks to all of you who have been working on projects for our guild’s Sunflowers for Ukraine project. All of you–the block makers, the quilters, the binding gurus, the kit assemblers–have contributed to this cause. We have made about $800 profit to date, with one more raffle date to go. We also have put some of the completed projects in the BNHV gift shop; about half of them sold so far. That will be additional profit to add to our donation. With Buffalo being designated as one of 6 US cities accepting groups of Ukrainian refugees, we will definitely be able to keep our donation here in town. More info will follow as we wind up this project in mid September.

While looking for some ideas for fall projects, I came upon a hint from Edyta Sitar for reducing the bulk in the corners of your quilt bindings. I do almost all of my binding totally by machine. It sometimes is difficult to get nice flat mitered corners due to the bulk. When stitching the binding down by hand, I am able to finagle the bulk into submission. I’m going to try Edyta’s hint on a project I’m working on now–hoping for better results in the corners. You might want to give this a try too.

Click here for the video of her binding demo.


  1. Joann L. McGowan says:

    Great video! I have used this method on small quilts when too much fabric would be too bulky and yet where you want the protection of double fabric over the raw edges,. Nice to have a refresher!!

  2. Sharon M Militello says:

    Great idea for small projects
    Thanks Mary Ellen

  3. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for this idea!

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