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How to Use Wonder Clips When Attaching Binding

Stitch the Folded Binding Strip to the Top of Your Quilt.

Wonder Clips by Clover make it easier.

First audition your starting point so that none of the diagonal seams, where you joined the strips, lands in a corner.

  • Start at least 12" from a corner.
  • Align the raw edges of your binding strip with the raw, squared-up edges of your quilt top.
  • Clip the binding around the edge of your quilt just to make sure a diagonal seam, where you joined the strips, doesn't land right in a corner.
  • If one does, adjust your starting point, so none of the seams in your strip ends up aligning with a corner.

Fold the Strip Up and Back Down
When Clipping It in the Corners.

Fold the binding strip up at a 90º angle.

Fold the binding strip back down, keeping the fold in the strip aligned with the top of your quilt.

Clip to hold in place and repeat in the other three corners.

Stitch a ¼" from the aligned edges, always taking a few backstitches to lock the stitching when stopping or starting.

Remove the clips as you sew.

Start stitching at least 6" from the end of your strip. You'll need that excess when you join the ends.

NOTE: The machine stitching is shown in white here for clarity, but use a matching color so it blends in.

It's Quite a Few Layers You'll be Stitching Through, So Here Are a Few Tricks to Keep Everything Aligned.

  • If you have a walking foot, use it.
  • Before attaching the binding, you can stitch about 1/8" from the edges all the way around your finished top.
  • You can even go around a second time a little further out from the first, and the extra stitching will compress and hold the top, batting, and backing together before you add the binding.

Stitch the Folded Binding Strip to the Top of Your Quilt.

Wonder Clips by Clover make it easier.

First audition your starting point so that none of the diagonal seams, where you joined the strips, lands in a corner.

  • Start at least 12" from a corner.
  • Align the raw edges of your binding strip with the raw, squared-up edges of your quilt top.
  • Clip the binding around the edge of your quilt just to make sure a diagonal seam, where you joined the strips, doesn't land right in a corner.
  • If one does, adjust your starting point, so none of the seams in your strip ends up aligning with a corner.

Fold the Strip Up and Back Down
When Clipping It in the Corners.

Fold the binding strip up at a 90º angle.

Fold the binding strip back down, keeping the fold in the strip aligned with the top of your quilt.

Clip to hold in place and repeat in the other three corners.

Start stitching at least 6" from the end of your strip. You'll need that excess when you join the ends.

Stitch a ¼" from the aligned edges, always taking a few backstitches to lock the stitching when stopping or starting.

Remove the clips as you sew.

NOTE: The machine stitching is shown in white here for clarity, but use a matching color so it blends in.

It's Quite a Few Layers You'll be Stitching Through,
So Here Are a Few Tricks to Keep Everything Aligned.

  • If you have a walking foot, use it.
  • Before attaching the binding, you can stitch about 1/8" from the edges all the way around your finished top.
  • You can even go around a second time a little further out from the first, and the extra stitching will compress and hold the top, batting, and backing together before you add the binding.