Facing a quilt with rounded corners
I love the modern look facing gives to a quilt. For those of you who wonder what facing is. It is invisible binding, the way you bind your quilt that it is doesn´t show from the front. I wanted to do it on my denim quit and tried to search on-line for a facing tutorial. There are a lot of different ways to do it but nothing came up in the search for a quilt with rounded corners. So in this post I share the way I did it. It is really simple and worked well.
It is very important to cut the binding strips on bias if you are binding rounded corners. It would allow binding fabric stretch and lay nicely on the curve.
This time I cut my strips 2 1/2 inches wide, sewed them together and ironed in half. That width of binding worked well. But I think next time I will cut narrower strips 2 inches as I would prefer narrower facing strip at the back.
Attach the binding to the front of your quilt (all way around) with a 1/4 seam allowance.
Trim the corners with zig zag scissors .
Fold the facing to the right side and Iron it.
Sew approx 1/8 inch away (to the right) from the seam on the binding all the way around using your regular foot as a guide.
Now you need to simply fold the binding to the back making sure that the seam between facing and quilt is at the back and can´t be seen from the front.
Use clips to hold all the layers together and work on a small area at a time.
Stitch the binding in place with ladder stitch.
Once you stitched all your binding to the back of the quilt, give it a good press with hot iron.
Here is the view from the back and front.
This is how you face a quilt with rounded corners. How easy is it?