How to make a binding free quilted piece

It’s ok to finish small pieces such as coasters, wall hangings and the like without binding.

What to make with these?

Some ideas come to mind such as fridge magnets or brooches and also coasters.

Mini quilts or wall hanging quilts or even a small baby quilt with the 4″ block is another idea.

So let’s get to it!

Download the templates

Materials on the video

Fridge magnets

This is the type of fridge magnet I used. Some are self adhesive and some are not.


Use a strong permanent fabric glue:

Butterfly pin backs

If you prefer to use the block as a brooch, butterfly pin backs are perfect for it:

Safety pins

I’ve also used this type of safety pin for brooches. If you don’t like using glue this is something else you can use:

Miniature quilting

If you like miniature quilting, I have more templates you can download.

2″ blocks

2" quilted brooches video tutorial

Get the templates to make 18 quilted brooches. The set includes 2 Halloween brooches.

1 1/2″ quilt magnets

Quilt magnets video tutorial

Get the templates

Get the templates to make 18 fridge magnets or a mini quilt.

3″ quilt blocks

Is 1 1/2″ too small for you?

What about my 3″ quilt blocks Tiny quilt?

Download the block templates

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

Get the 3 sets of blocks

Miniature quilt blocks

What else do you need

  • batting scraps

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Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there

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.

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

Binding free quilted items video tutorial

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