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Binding 101 Class with Letitia Mattu



Congratulations on completing your quilt! Your piecing is accurate. Your borders are straight. The quilting is beautiful. Your binding is … um… well … not attached yet? J Do you need a little more help? Come join us for Binding 101.

Topics Include:

  • Using the backing as binding
  • Single-fold vs double-fold binding
  • Straight grain vs bias binding
  • Choosing the right fabric
  • Calculating yardage (If you bring in the dimensions of one of YOUR quilts, we’ll calculate the amount together.)
  • Cutting binding strips (straight grain and bias)
  • Bias tape
  • Cutting stripes and plaids
  • Attaching binding to your quilt
  • Attaching to the front vs to the back
  • Finishing by machine vs by hand
  • Mitered Corners
  • Joining the two loose ends together

Required Supplies:

  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • ¼” foot
  • Foot petal, cords, and manual
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat (optional)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Wonder Clips or pins
  • Pencil
  • A Quilted fat quarter sample (Sandwich two fat quarters with a piece of batting in between, and quilt it. An all over meander or some parallel lines are fine; we don’t need anything fancy. We will learn to attach binding with this sample.)
  • ¼ yard scrap fabric ...ugly is fine! 


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Skill Level: All
Instructor: Letitia Mattu
Instructor Bio: Letitia Mattu
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Contact Us:

Phone: 410-381-0695
Address:  9691 Gerwig Lane Suilte G
                Columbia MD 21046
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
            Sat. 10 - 5 p.m. & Sun. noon - 4 p.m.