Flanged binding is an additional narrow strip of fabric between the quilt and its binding for an extra pop or color and texture. There are multiple ways to create a flange for your binding. For this blogpost I’m calling them the Two Separate Strips method and the Single Strip method. I suggest using scrap batting and fabric to make a sample trivet to test out each method!
Grab my free binding reference guide above.
1. Pick out two contrasting fabrics. One to be the flange (1” wide), and one to be the true binding (2 1/4” wide). The flange for this tutorial is the orange fabric and the binding is the black and white fabric.
Note on possible variations: You can increase or decrease the appearance of the flange by altering the initial cut width. If you would like for less of the flange to show, try starting with a 3/4” wide flange strip. If you’d like to see more of it, try going up to a 1 1/4“ wide flange strip.
See below for what the back looks like using this method. Note that an extra seam will be present.
And that’s how you can make a flanged binding in two different ways! Here is a photo of my samples together for comparison. I hope that you will try both methods to see if a flanged binding is something you’d like to add to your next quilt!
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