If you’re looking for the easiest way to bind a quilt, you have found it here!! It won’t win any awards with a show quilt but it’s perfect for simple wall hangings or making a quilt for yourself, friends and family.

I love the look of the diagonal seam to close a binding but I always seem to get something twisted or I cut too short or something is just not right and I get really frustrated. There had to be another way!!

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As I was scrolling through YouTube, I found a video from several years ago that was showing how to make a mug rug. I didn’t think too much about it until I watched her bind the small quilt. I just wished that I saved the video so I could share it.

The binding technique that was used was unlike any that I’ve ever seen. It didn’t take any thought to match up the ends and sew them together. I was hooked ever since and that has been the only method that I have used to bind my quilts.

Now I want to teach the method to you!! Let me know if you have any questions or if something needs more explanation in the comment section. But I think that you’ll find that this will be your new favorite way to bind your quilts as well!

Wall Hanging Patterns by Lori Holt of bee in my bonnet

I have had this pattern book for wall hangings for years but it’s taken me a while to get to them. The quilt that is currently on my longarm is an old quilt that I am redoing for a friend. It had a lot of tears and areas that need to be restitched. I was halfway done with it and I ran out of thread. That’s the way that usually happens to me anyway.

So because our weather has been bad, it’s going to take a couple of weeks for me to get the thread for the quilt. I thought it would be the perfect time to start working on these wall hangings. One is done and I was almost done with the second one when I thought that I would show how the binding.


First I cut the 2 1/2 inch strips using my Accuquilt Go. This is the best way to cut out strips. They are perfect every time.


Then I fold the strips in half and sew the raw edge of the strips to the raw edge of the quilt.

Sewing the binding to the quilt

Now it’s time for joining the ends of the binding together. This is the part that’s different than the regular way to bind a quilt. Take both ends of the binding and fold them together so the ends are sticking straight up. The key is to make sure that the quilt and binding are very flat. You don’t want any puckers in the binding or the quilt.

Sewing the ends of the binding

Take both ends and stick a pin in the bottom of the folds so you’ll know where to sew.

Pin the bottom of the folds together

Now you’ll sew straight across both ends of the binding where the pin was.

Sew straight across the folds of the end of the binding

After sewing, the binding should now be flat with the quilt. Cut the end of the binding at an angle. The YouTube video at the end of this post will show exactly how it’s cut.

Fold the ends flat and sew the rest of the binding to the quilt.


Because it is cut at an angle, the edges of the cut edge will need to be turned under before it is pressed so there are no flaps showing when the binding is turned and finished.

End is folded over and pressed

Then the binding is turned and sewn to the quilt and you are done!! I love how there is no thinking if I got anything twisted or making sure that I cut at the right angle. It’s just one cut straight across and done!

Finished binding!

Hopefully this video that I made will help explain it a little better.

Happy Quilting!!

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