Question: What Is Double Fold Binding?

What is double fold quilt binding?

Double-fold binding has two layers of fabric covering the raw edges of the quilt.

Because it consists of two layers, double-fold binding is recommended for quilts that will get a lot of use..

What is double fold bias tape used for?

Double-fold bias tape is generally used to bind an edge, and is visible from the outside of a garment, while single-fold bias tape is used as a narrow facing, which is turned to the garment’s wrong side.

How wide do I cut fabric for quilt binding?

Cut enough strips (bias or crossgrain) to go around the quilt plus 8″ for cornering and seams. Strip width can vary from 2″ to 2 1/2″ and even wider if you prefer a larger binding than the traditional 1/4″ width. Quilt binding strips are generally sewn together with a diagonal seam for the most inconspicuous joining.

What size should a quilt binding be?

The size of the binding is determined by the size of the seam allowance used when the binding is sewn on and how loosely or tightly the binding is folded to the back. A 1/4” seam allowance is by far the most common size; sometimes 3/8”, 1/2” or 5/8” is used.

How much is bias tape per yard?

* You can make 9 yards of 1/2 inch, double-fold bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric. However…. I find that it’s easiest to cut the bias tape from 1 yard of fabric (so you have more surface area to cut longer strips of fabric).

How wide should Bias Binding be?

First let’s figure out how wide our strips should be. If you are making single fold bias tape, you want your strips to be twice the width of your final tape minus 1/8″ (so for 1/2″ single fold bias tape, you need 7/8″ wide strips).

What fabric is best for bias tape?

If your main fabric isn’t too lightweight or drapey then a quilting weight cotton broadcloth is a nice choice and very easy to work with. You can also make your bias tape from much drapier fabrics like silk crepe de chine or charmeuse or rayon viscose.

What is the difference between single fold and double fold binding?

Single fold has one edge folded to the middle. Double fold has both sides folded to the middle. They’re both only one layer of fabric thick. The binding where you fold it in half and sew both raw edges to the quilt is actually called French Fold binding.