Scrappy Swoon Quilt Along: binding


Welcome back to the last week of the Scrappy Swoon Quilt Along!  I have had so much fun sharing this quilt and seeing all the different color choices you’ve made.  So beautiful!

Now, without further ado, here is my finished quilt:


For this version of my Scrappy Swoon I chose a bright pink Lecien print for the binding.


I like the way it adds a thin pink line around the quilt, helping the pink in the quilt to stand out.  And the back:


Very simple, but again, I like the pink.

On my original Scrappy Swoon I used low volume whites for my binding, cutting a strip from 8 different fabrics.  I really loved that look as well.

scrappy binding

To bind this quilt you will need 8 – width of fabric strips.  If you use a 2.5 inch binding, you will need 5/8 yard fabric.  Or just make it scrappy, using what you have on hand.   I love binding quilts.  It’s the last step before they get to be loved and used and admired.


So, if you haven’t already, finish up your quilt this week.  Next week we’ll have a link party here to share your finished quilt, which is your entry to win a bundle of Color Me Retro by Jeni Baker.  Many thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop for generously donating a prize!  The link party begins next Monday, March 11.


Have a great week, and happy sewing!




  • Your binding is so sweet! I just got word from the long-armer that my quilt should be back to me on Thursday, so I should have time this weekend to get it bound in time for the link-up. So exciting!!

  • Beautiful quilt! It feels both satisfying and ’empty’ to finally finish a quilt, doesn’t it? I’m right in the process finishing my first free motion quilt. It’s so much fun! Welcome to stop by my blog to see more of the process;)

  • I’m 3/4 of the way finishing with my quilting. I’m so happy to finish! I love how your turned out, so pretty.

  • Lynn b

    Ohhh! So beautiful! I just discovered this QAL but I am so going to do this. Such wonderful instructions. Now I need to work on m stashes, one foe a aqua/green and one for a Christmas one!

  • Your quilt turned out so nice!

  • I didn’t find this soon enough to make it with you, but I love it, and I have piles of scraps to cut into squares. Sometime in the next year or so, there will be enough to make one of my own. Thank you so much for posting the QAL sections. I have downloaded them with print friendly so I can print it out and follow along. I need the written word and pictures every step of the way! LOL

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