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Pat Sloan

i'm so happy it works for you!

Lysa Martinelli

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I am a fairly new quilter and absolutely hate binding. This technique is amazing, and I already did one quilt using it. I no longer hate binding.


I have just tried this method on a table runner and can't wait to take a whack at it again. It's great that you can use less width in the binding. It felt odd at first, but I got it done. I also like the look of the blanket stitch. Genius! Method


If you fold your mitered corner in the opposite direction (bottom up first, side over) it is easier to sew than going against the edge.

Carol Haire

Thanks Pat! I love the look of the blanket stitch!

Sheila A Ciechoski

I LOVE the blanket stitch for binding! Thank you Pat! I have done 2 shamrock wall hangings and the binding was so much easier doing it your way!

Markey Dwyer


Felicita "Lici" Rivera

Hi pat
I like to do it by hand. Thank you very much for your tutorials.
I wish a speedy recovery.
Thank you

JoAnn Ewing

Thank you Pat, I am just getting my hand to where I wear a brace I think I can machine sew with. So anything I can do to avoid hand sewing is great.

Roxann in Texas

I am definitely trying this, thanks for the details and the lovely pictures providing great visualization.

pat sloan

Hi Ettakay, thank you for writing.
Are you looking in my book 'Pat Sloan's Teach me to Make my First Quilt'?

Starting on page 35 to page 37 are two methods of binding. One by hand, one by machine.

Take a look in the book & let me know you found it.


Did you realize your Teach Me to Quilt book has nothing about sewing the bind. I read to cut binding 2 1/4 inches and that is all I found. Did I miss something?

Carolyn Thomas Grayson

I think I like your version better than what I learned in my Beginning Quilting class; it seems much less complicated, especially the corners. I will try it when it's time to bind Winter Solstice! Thanks Pat :)


Thank You Pat. You're my Favorite Quilter,I always go to you if I have any problems. You are Wonderful with Quilting.

Mary Andra

I just used this method two weeks ago for the first time. I loved it. The quilt is for a child with lots of washing expected. Fabulous tutorial. Wish I had it two weeks ago. Thank you Pat. 🌟❤️

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