Faced Binding for Quilts

Ok, I came upon a new term today when I read Pam's post at For Quilts Sake and she mentioned adding a faced binding. Now, from sewing clothes, I knew the term facing, but wasn't sure how this was done on quilts. I did a bit of Googling and found out why Pam decided to put a faced binding on her lovely quilt. She calls it "Branches" and I see beautiful faux stained glass.

So if you are not familiar with a faced binding, I found a few places on the internet to learn about them and how to add them onto quilts. 

Terry Aske Art Quilt Studio has a very nice write up on how this is done and discoveries she has made for easiness.

Debbie has a YouTube video on how she does facings so they look like binding on the back.

SewCanShe has a completely different methods.

I have learned 3 different was to face a quilt, such a selection! 

I think this technique would be great to use on wallhangings. Adding a binding places another element on the front of the quilt. This technique allows the quilt to shine on its own.  

Have you ever faced a quilt?

1 comment:

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I've done this a couple of times. It works well for art quilts regardless of size. Off now to read how everyone else does it.