Place Mat Luv – Video Tutorial “Mitered Binding”

Let there be much rejoicing!!!!  After 3 prior attempts to film a sewing tutorial, edit, render, and upload it with EPIC FAIL results….. My dear, sweet, hubby, stepped in and rescued me!

He filmed me demonstrating this mitered binding method that does not require any hand sewing and I am sooooo HAPPY!  Yes, I am doing the dance of JOY!

Watch the 3 part video tutorial to see how you can get from this....

To This!

Part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3

Well, thanks for watching!
That’s all for now!
Let’s get sewing!
Jenny Gabriel – alter ego: StitchinJenny

11 thoughts on “Place Mat Luv – Video Tutorial “Mitered Binding”

  1. carriemeeker

    I love the step by step instructions. You didn’t assume that we knew even the “simple” things! I know absolutely nothing about this so that was very helpful! I’ll bet I could actually do this right along with you. You MAY have inspired me to try this. 🙂

  2. Jenny Gabriel Post author

    Thanks! I’m glad to hear that it was easy to follow. You will enjoy making these and the skills will also work for small lap quilts, wall hangings, even larger quilts……

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  4. Donna S

    I watched all 3 of your binding videos, very interesting. I started sewing mine on the back and turningt it to the front and machine sew. It is always off. I loved your tablet cover you did today on Nancy Zieman’s site.

  5. Reena Kaplowitz

    Did I miss how wide you cut the strips in the 1st place? It looks pretty wide. I think it’s totally great and could save a lot of time once you get the hang of it- Thanks so much!

    1. Jenny Gabriel Post author

      Hi Reena,
      Thanks so much for taking the time to watch! The info. you requested is given in part 2, but I’m writing it here so you don’t have to go looking for it. 🙂
      I wanted my finished binding on the place mats to be 3/4″ wide. Because this is the “double-fold” method, I cut my binding strips 4 & 5/8″ wide. (I cut on the straight of the grain from selvage to selvage.) I recommend cutting 7 to 8 strips to make a set of 4 place mats.
      I hope this helps!
      Also, for the Tablet Keeper’s binding, the instructions say to cut binding strips that are 2 & 1/2″ wide. I stuck with the Tablet Keeper’s instructions and was very happy with the narrower binding as well.
      Thanks again for reading and watching!
      Jenny Gabriel

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  7. Easier

    I love this tutorial! It seems I’ll go to extremes to avoid having to hand-sew anything LOL. This tutorial on mitered corners is exactly what I needed! Thanks for sharing 🙂


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