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Best book about quilt binding

Working in a quilt shop has its benefits, such as seeing the latest products as they are released. Last month, I found the best book about quilt binding and I had to share it with you! The Ultimate Binding & Edge-Finishing Guide by Deonn Stott has everything you need to know about binding a quilt and much more.

Why I like this book

Most likely, you’ve struggled with putting binding on a quilt at some point. There are so many things to think about such as the binding width, how to join the ends and whether or not to finish it by hand or machine. And that’s just for a standard quilt project! All of those questions (and many more) are answered in the Ultimate Binding & Edge-Finishing Guide.

It starts with the basics

If you’ve never put binding on a quilt, you will appreciate all of the basic information here. The author assumes you know nothing and that is how it should be. Below are some of the topics you’ll find in the book.

  • Supplies
  • What makes an ideal binding
  • Calculating yardage and number of strips
  • Preparation
  • Cutting
  • Application
  • Finishing
Binding Basics page from the book, Ultimate Binding and Edge-Finishing Guide by Deonn Stott.
Two pages from the book, Ultimate Binding and Edge-Finishing Guide by Deonn Stott.

17 techniques included

The author, Deonn Stott, guides you through the basics as well as 17 binding techniques. You’ll find traditional and bias binding, prairie points, scallops, invisible faced, faux-piped, chenille and scrappy! There’s also an envelope finish with or without embellishments such as rick rack or scallops. She even covers how to deal with specialty fabric and binding odd angles.

Two pages from the book, Ultimate Binding and Edge-Finishing Guide by Deonn Stott.

Great photography

You guys know that I appreciate good photos, and I was extremely pleased with those in the book. The photography and tutorials in the Ultimate Binding and Edge-Finishing Guide are excellent and provide you with a comprehensive guide to finish your quilting and sewing projects. There are even QR codes that lead you to enhanced video tutorials.

Each step in the binding process has coordinating photos that help to visually explain the instructions. For you visual learners, this is extremely important.

Finishing page from the book, Ultimate Binding and Edge-Finishing Guide by Deonn Stott.

Excellent written instructions

The written instructions are also well done. Not too long and not too short. It was easy to find what I needed without having to read through a bunch of fluff. There are tips sprinkled throughout as well as a few troubleshooting sections.

Two pages from the book, Ultimate Binding and Edge-Finishing Guide by Deonn Stott.

Book details

The Ultimate Binding and Edge-Finishing Guide for Quilting and Sewing is written by Deonn Stott, published by Landauer Publishing and contains 80 pages. It was released in February of 2024.

Front cover of the best book about quilt binding - The Ultimate Binding & Edge-Finishing Guide by Deonn Stott.

From the Back Cover

Give Your Quilting and Sewing Projects a Professional Finish

Whether you are quilting or fabric crafting, this ultimate guide to binding and edge finishing is a must-have resource for getting the perfectly edged project every time. Starting with helpful overviews on binding tools and basics, Ultimate Binding and Edge-Finishing Guide for Quilting and Sewing details more than 16 binding techniques and various ways to finish a project, including traditional, bias, scalloped, chenille, invisible faced, and more!

Easy-to-follow tutorials, along with coordinating photography and QR codes for enhanced video tutorials, make this book essential to any crafter’s library so you can refer to it again and again for finishing and binding every project.

Inside You’ll Learn:

  • Binding basics
  • Binding yardage math
  • Simple finishing techniques
  • Tips and tricks for a professional finish
  • Fancy finishing techniques
  • Deluxe edge treatments
  • And so much more!
Back cover of the best book about quilt binding - The Ultimate Binding & Edge-Finishing Guide by Deonn Stott.

Final thoughts

Obviously, I’m a fan of the Ultimate Binding & Edge-Finishing Guide. I think it’s an excellent resource to add to your quilting library. I know I will turn to it often!

Usually, I offer pro’s and con’s to a product review, but I don’t have anything bad to say about this one. Most importantly, this is NOT a sponsored blog post. My only purpose in writing this review is to serve the quilting community. I have used affiliate links here, but I hope that you will support your local quilt shop and purchase a copy there.

Other resources

I love adding binding to quilts, so I’ve written quite a few tutorials of my own. Below you can find my binding tutorials for different techniques and project types.

Striped quilt binding by Julie Cefalu on her Vintage Heart Table Runner.
Striped quilt binding by Julie Cefalu

Thanks for taking the time to read this blog post. I think you’ll agree that this is the best book about quilt binding. May all of your bindings be effortless and turn out perfectly!

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7 Comments

  1. I saw your review and happened to be in the J store (needed more batting for comfort quilts) and there it was with a discount. I don’t often buy books but these kind of technique books are always useful. There are things I haven’t done, scallops and prairie points so I am grateful for this and the serendiptions adventure.

  2. Julie, thanks so much for your honest, heartfelt review of my book! I found this post from your mention on Instagram, and I appreciate your thoughts. I’m thrilled with how the book is being received and hope that it will become a great little reference book for quilters everywhere.

  3. Thanks Julia, always enjoy your thorough reviews. This book sounds like a wonderful “necessary” addition to my quilting library! Appreciate the time and attention to detail you provide.

  4. Thanks Julie! I’ve been using your tips but this new book will be a good way to enhance what I already do.

  5. Good morning, Julie.
    Thanks for the review. I am such a visual learner, and this looks like a great book. Happy quilting!

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