Quilting your Quilt:
1. If you’re not familiar with quilting, you can call around to local quilt shops to see if they do it, or if they have business cards for those that do it and find out their prices. It can be as much as $200.
2. You could also use your sewing machine, and follow down each row, and between each row (along all the red lines in the diagram). This will take quite a bit of time, but doing straight lines could be the easier option.
3. You can also do an Internet search for beginner quilting options.
Binding your Quilt:
1. Trim your border and batting so it’s all even and nice looking.
2. Measure each side of your quilt (top: 72″, bottom: 96″, left: 73″, right: 95″) and write that down. It’s okay if they vary.
3. Add those four measurements together. Which in the above case would be 336″ or 9.3 yards.
4. You’ll sew your binding starting with right sides together, so the edge of the binding matches up with the edge of the quilt, all the way around.
5.Then, fold the binding over and stitch that around “in the ditch”.
That’s the quilt! Have you ever made a quilt or blanket for someone? How did it go for you?