KIT, $18 (Optional—order from instructor). Includes quilted placemat and sample strip, plus pre-cut coordinating fabrics as listed below.
About the Class
In a bind when it comes to binding a quilt? This class will arm you with tips, tricks, and skills to help you finish your quilts with flair! We’ll review binding basics to perfect those mitered corners, solve the mystery of that elusive final seam, and learn Deonn’s best tips for a pretty close-to-perfect finish every time! We’ll take a look at machine binding, scallops and prairie points, faux piping, specialty fabrics, pieced binding, and other embellished edge finishes. Then we’ll explore curvy and odd-angled edges, and more to answer all your binding issues and questions. The class will conclude with a mini trunk show of prize-winning, fabulous finishes.
QUILTED FABRIC: 1/3 yard. Purchase pre-quilted fabric, OR sandwich a layer of thin batting between a couple of fat quarters, then baste the edges and machine-stitch to quilt the fabric.
CUT: (1) 4" x 12" rectangle which we will use as a basic binding sample to keep in your sewing room as a reference.
PRINT A: 1/2 yard coordinating small print, tone on tone print or solid to match the quilted fabric.
CUT: (1) 2" x width of fabric (from selvage to selvage) strip, press in half, lengthwise.
(1) 1-1/4" x wof strip, (do not press in half)
(1) 1-5/8" x wof strip, press in half, lengthwise.
Bring any remaining scraps to cut in class
PRINT B: 1/4 yard coordinating/contrasting solid color (dyed, not printed) fabric
CUT: (1) 9" x 9" square
(2) 1-1/2" x 30" strips
Bring remaining scrap to cut in class
Class Supply List
Book: Ultimate Binding & Edge-Finishing Guide for Quilting & Sewing by Deonn Stott, $16.99, coming in February 2024—available for pre-order online, or purchase in class.
Sewing Machine and coordinating thread.
BSK: Basic sewing kit including small sharp scissors that clip to the tip, a washable glue stick, and Pinking Shears if you have them.
Deonn’s love for quilting began at age eight as she helped tie her very first quilt. She spent many hours in the sewing room with the women in her family, and eventually her own triplet daughters, who have become accomplished quiltmakers themselves. As a pattern designer, quilt-maker and teacher, it is Deonn's personal quest to discover and share time-saving, budget-friendly tips, tricks, and modern tools that simplify the process of quilt-making, especially for “newbies”. In addition to operating her longarm quilting business, Quiltscapes, Deonn has been featured in a series of How-To-Quilt/How-To-Sew tutorials and videos for Riley Blake Designs and QNNtv’s “Quilt It!”. She has been a “fabric influencer” on the design team for Riley Blake Designs, and shares those projects and tutorials on social media. Her designs have been published in Quilt Trends, Quiltmaker and Quilt Folk magazines, as well as a book, Fifty Little Gifts, published by Lucky Spool. Her most recent book, Ultimate Binding & Edge-Finishing Guide for Quilting & Sewing, published by Landauer, will be released next Spring. Follow Deonn on Instagram @quiltscapades, and her blog, www.QuiltscapesQS.com
Teaching Ypsilon Quilt and Ultimate Bindings