I taught a binding class last night. There were three students signed up but only two showed up. I made up kits for them consisting of a 14”x18” piece of pre-quilted fabric, fabric for binding and a spool of thread to match the binding.
We cut the binding, sew the strips together and then apply it to the front of the placemat by machine, focusing on mitering the corners. I then teach them to do an invisible join of the binding. Lastly we sew the binding to the back of the quilt by hand.
Teaching the quilter’s knot is one of the most difficult things I teach. It is so easy to do but so hard to learn. I am not sure they will remember how to do it today but they were fine yesterday.