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Embellished Binding with Thread Tutorial

While working on a new Walk Around the Block quilt, I decided I wanted a colorful binding to enhance the very colorful quilting I did. When I went to select colorful fabrics for the binding, I realized it might compete too much with the border so I decided to try something new. I stitched the same colorful thread onto my binding!

I have a tutorial below for how to make embellished binding with thread, but I want to put a note of caution first. At this time, the quilt has been washed and dried and in the real world for only a couple of days. Quilt bindings are some of the most loved parts of a quilt, especially by little hands. I think that the thread could get snagged/worn out/come apart on a well-loved quilt. I don’t have any proof of this but it’s my feeling about the durability. I think that this technique would be amazing on mini quilts!

A very important note: these directions are for when you will hand bind! It’s still possible to do embellished binding for all-machine binding, bu…