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Self-binding a quilt – Tiny quilt QAL

Self-binding is binding a quilt with the quilt backing.

I like using self-binding for small quilts and wall hangings.

We’re going to finish the Tiny quilt with self-binding.

And this tutorial concludes our Tiny Quilt QAL. I hope you enjoyed it.

How to self bind a quilt

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Download the block templates

Blocks can be made with traditional piecing or with foundation piecing.

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

Buy individual chapters of my book

Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project


  1. thank you for this tutorial I did not know how to do self binding you made it look so easy. I will be doing it.


  2. Thanks for this tutorial. I’ve done this on several quilts and always seem to end up with a strange looking corner. Not an ugly corner but still not as neat as yours


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