Attach Blanket Binding
For less noticeable stitching, use a thread color that matches the binding color. Read carefully and follow the directions at the Wright’s website to attach blanket binding.
Even though the binding is seemingly simple to attach, it can be a tricky. I have found that a few additional instructions are helpful.
Additional Blanket Binding Instructions
- Start attaching the binding at the bottom edge, about 1/3 of the way from the bottom right-hand corner. Pin the binding to the bottom edge, overlapping the binding over the blanket edge by 1/2 inch. Leaving four inches unsewn at the beginning, sew along the very edge of the binding all the way to the end of this side. DO NOT CUT BINDING. Follow the Wright’s website directions to pin the first corner and second side. Continue pinning and sewing just one corner and side at a time.
- When you finish attaching the binding around the last corner and are approaching the point where you started, cut the end binding so that it overlaps the beginning binding by about three inches. Tuck the end binding under the beginning binding. Turn the beginning binding edge under 1/2 inch and pin down, lining up the edges. Now you can finish stitching along the blanket edge.
- Topstitch perpendicular to the blanket edge along the folded edge of beginning binding to secure. Go back to each corner and sew along the diagonal to secure the mitered corners.