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4112 S College Ave, Suite 112,
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Between Chili House & Hobby Lobby

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat:  9am - 3pm
Sun:  Closed
We will be closed for
the following Holidays:
New Years, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving & Christmas.

Binding is EVERYTHING!

Class Description: 

In this class you will learn 5 different methods for binding your quilts, table-runners, wall-hangings and many other items. 

We will cover two types of machine binding, hand sewn binding, flange binding and fold-over binding.  Each student will make their own samples of each method to keep and use for future reference.  You will also learn how to calculate the amount of binding you need and the yardage requirement for it. 

Class Outline: 

  • Calculations – learn to calculate the amount of binding needed and yardage requirements.
  • Demo – How to sew strips together
  • Demo – Attaching binding to quilt and making corners

o   Students will make their own sample of the above demos

  • Demo each of the following & students will make their own sample after each technique
o   Handsewn binding – stitch to front, hand stitch back
o   Machine stitch binding sewn to front, stitch backing by machine from the top (stitch-in-ditch method)
o   Machine stitch binding to back of quilt, stitch font by machine also with left edge topstitch foot
o   Flanged binding by machine
o   Fold-over binding by machine

Supply List:

Each student will need to bring the following supplies (we will not be sharing supplies due to COVID precautions). 

You may join us in person or from home via ZOOM. If you wish to join us via ZOOM, please give us at least 24 hours notice so that we can send you the link. 

Each student will have their own table with cutting mat and a minimum of 6 feet working area between each person. Supplies will not be shared – so make sure you have all your supplies.

  • Personal face covering that covers mouth and nose (required during entire class)
  • Sewing machine tools:
o   Sewing machine in good working order with accessories, foot control & power cord
o   NEW machine needle – 90 universal preferred
o   ¼” piecing foot or ¼” piecing foot with guide (optional but recommended)
o   Stitch-in-ditch foot with guide (optional but recommended)
o   Left Edge Topstitch foot (optional but recommended)
  • Notions:
o   12” or 24” Rotary cutting ruler
o   Personal Rotary cutter
o   Personal cutting mat (If you are coming to the store, every table has a cutting mat to use.)
o   Small pressing iron (we will not be sharing these due to COVID precautions)
o   Small pressing mat (we will not be sharing these due to COVID precautions- we can not disinfect these)
o   Pins or clips (recommended:  wonder clips- small)
o   Best press (optional small spray bottle recommended)
o   505 spray and a piece of wrapping paper to protest the table from the glue (about 24” x 28”) or a shower curtain from the dollar store works great for this!
o   Steam-a-seam 1/4” tape
o   Thread to coordinate with fabric (40 or 50 weight preferred)
o   Fabric Glue stick for glue basting
o   Hand sewing needle – smaller is better
o   NEW sewing machine needle (quilting 90 or Topstitch 90)
  • Fabric
o   (qty 2) contrasting fat quarters (18” x 24”)
o   (qty 1) ½ yard fabric for use for binding
o   (qty 1) 10”x10” and (qty 1) 14” x 14” contrasting fabric squares
o   (qty 1) Fabric strip 18” x 2”
o   (qty 2) pieces of quilt batting – 18” x 22” and 14” x 14”


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Basic working knowledge of your sewing machine and ability to sew a straight stitch.
Materials Included: Handouts will be provided
Requirements: See supply list Advanced sign-up required. Masks required
Instructor: Candy Brachle
Handouts will be provided

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.