How to Bind the Quilted Coasters

I’m delighted to have something new for you–a video on How To Bind the Quilted Coasters.

big stitch coasters . carolyn friedlander

The binding on my Big Stitch Coasters seems to be a sticking point for many, and so I’m happy to be able to show you exactly how I do it.

how to bind quilted coasters . carolyn friedlander

The video includes picking out your fabric, creating your own bias tape, and then I go through all of the steps for attaching it to your coasters. I like to sew the top by machine and then hand stitch it down on the back. I’ll mention some tips too on how I’d attach it all by machine if that’s something you’re curious about.

Of course there are a million ways to do just about anything in sewing, this is just the way that works for me. I’m hoping it helps you too!

Everything gets better with practice. Don’t feel bad if it takes a bit to get the hang of it.

Let me know what you think and happy binding!


+ Big Stitch Coasters Tutorial

+ Binding Tutorial (on YouTube)

+ Here’s a link to some of the supplies I used in the video that can be found in the shop: Clover Seam Roller, Thread Gloss, Aurifil Thread, Hand Sewing Needles, Kai small scissors, Kai medium scissors. (Oh, and a special Crew pincushion makes a cameo too.)

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13 Responses to How to Bind the Quilted Coasters

  1. Elena Geangu August 29, 2020 at 3:40 am #

    Great tutorial Carolyn! Thanks very much!

    • carolyn friedlander September 2, 2020 at 9:27 am #

      You are welcome, Elena! Glad you like it!

  2. rebeca August 29, 2020 at 10:09 pm #

    Thank you for taking time out to create a youtube video for us. I’ve said this before and it is very true:::your work and design are excellent, as well as, the video on binding. Thank you for all your hard work and all the attention you put into everything::details do matter even if it isn’t obvious.

    • carolyn friedlander September 2, 2020 at 9:28 am #

      Thanks so much, Rebeca! I appreciate that 🙂

  3. Lynn Jarzombeck October 2, 2020 at 8:27 pm #

    Wonderful! Great video with some great tips. You do make it look easy. Part of that reason is you are so calm and methodical. Makes for perfect teaching. Thank you.

    • carolyn friedlander October 9, 2020 at 11:04 am #

      Thank you, Lynn! I’m really glad it was helpful. 🙂

  4. taichi2012 October 12, 2020 at 5:40 pm #

    Good tutorial –love the project–will start making them for Christmas presents. I just discovered your website after seeing Sue Spargo’s blog.

    • carolyn friedlander October 23, 2020 at 1:40 pm #

      Great–I’m glad you like the tutorial, and I’ll be eager to see what you come up with! I’m glad to hear you found me through Sue, she is wonderful! 🙂

  5. Vivian December 5, 2020 at 2:17 pm #

    Hi Carolyn! Thank you for the tutorial, already made two coasters but they are a bit wonky. Hey question, where is that cute green pin cushion from that you put your hand stitch needle in?

    • carolyn friedlander December 7, 2020 at 9:43 am #

      Hi, Vivian! I’m so glad you like the tutorial. 🙂 As for the pincushion, it is from Wooly Felted Wonders.

  6. Jo B March 8, 2021 at 12:18 pm #

    Great tutorial that can be applied to binding all circles. Thank you!

    • carolyn friedlander March 26, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

      Glad it is helpful!


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