Video Tutorial – Mitered Binding with no rulers!

Since I haven’t seen a video showing how I was taught to do a mitered binding I wanted to share the technique I learned with you.  This method works with any width binding, you don’t need any rulers at all, and you get a perfect flat join every time!

This video starts at the end of my binding where I’ve left about 12″ of the quilt unbound and a long tail on either end to complete the miter.


  1. Great tutorial and much easier than the method I’ve been using. Many thanks!

  2. bobbi dougherty says:

    yes, love it. I always left it straight across at the end. 🙂
    What kind of iron is that, and are you happy with it?
    Also, lol. are you still going to do a tutorial on “Board basting”?

  3. Brilliant! Going to try this method, thanks Katie, I have always hated doing that last join in binding, messed it up so many times – not any more!☺️👍

  4. This is THE Best tutorial Ever! Thank you so much for simplifying the mitre on the quilt.

  5. Sharon D says:

    Thank you for a great tutorial. Makes it so easy.

  6. Great tutorial!

  7. Heather D says:

    This is so helpful and much better than what I’ve been doing! Thanks for the great video tutorial.

  8. Amy Laura says:

    Thanks so much, Katie! This is way better than the ruler I bought, which I can NEVER remember how to use. If I do it your way a few times, I’ll have it down forever 🙂

  9. Erin Marie says:

    I finally got around to watching the video, and I’m so glad I didn’t just skip past it. I’m definitely trying this next time I bind a quilt. (Plus, just watching this made me want to sew something, which hopefully means my sew-jo is coming back.)

  10. Wow! Just tried it! Fast!