This blanket with satin binding is continuation from the prepping of the blanket and binding page.
About midway down a side of the blanket, tuck the fleece side into the satin binding. Be sure that the shorter width of binding is on top!
Allow the binding to naturally lie flat. This may mean that the fabric does not go quite all the way into the folded edge. I pin the binding to keep it in place.
On your sewing machine, set up a wide zig-zag stitch that is not too close and not too long. The pictures give you an idea of the stitch length.
Go slowly. Not too fast. Check the backside of the blanket to be sure you’re catching the satin binding and it looks good. Sew right to the end of that edge of the fabric. Clip your threads.
The picture of gray fleece with the yellow binding was taken after I completed the blanket. I decided you might appreciate a picture of what it looks like sewing all the way to the end before you make the mitered corner.
Turn the binding along the next side. Fold the corner so that the top and bottom angle seam line up with each other. Pin it.
I start at the corner and do a narrower zig-zag of zero length to anchor the stitching. Then I widen it and stitch the angle. When I’m back on the normal inside of the satin binding, I zig-zag down the edge to the next corner.
Proceed in this way to miter all the corners EXCEPT the last one.
Before you miter the final corner, estimate the amount of binding you need to finish the blanket. I leave an extra 3 inches or so to work my final overlap magic.
Take the blanket with binding to your ironing board.
Now go back to your sewing machine and miter that last corner.
Sew down the final side until your neatly pressed angled end overlaps the beginning of the binding. Pin the edges so the top and bottom edges meet (like your mitered corners did). Zig-zag to the edge. To lock your stitching, turn your stitch length to zero. Then zig-zag a couple times. Cut your threads and you’re done!
Happy fabric, happy stitching, happy kid!
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