How To Face A Quilt With A Curved Edge Trim your quilt. Leave 1/4 inch around all edges. Lay your facing fabric on your table with your quilt upside down on top of it. Sew around the curved edge with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Use your walking foot to avoid shifting. Trim away the facing fabric flush with the quilt edge. Carefully press the facing fabric away from the quilt top. Use the tip of your iron along the curve. Trim the facing fabric 2 inches away from the stitched edge. Press a 1/4 inch fold along the freshly cut edge of the facing fabric. Top stitch the facing fabric to the seam allowance 1/16 inch from the seam. Press the edge to roll the top stitching to the back of the quilt. If your fabric allows, use steam! See how there’s just a little of the top rolled to the back next to the top stitching? Glue baste the folded edge to the back of the quilt. Trim off any overhanging facing fabric. Pin to keep the folded edge in place. The curve looks better from the front, I promise! DON’T sew your next strip to the back of the quilt! 🙄 Sew a 2-inch facing strip along one straight edge of your quilt with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Trim the overhanging end of the facing fabric flush with the raw edge of your quilt only. Press the facing strip away from the quilt top. Top stitch the facing strip 1/16 inch from the seam. Backstitch right before you reach the corner. Fold a slight angle to enclose the overlapping end of the facing strip. Press the facing to the back of the quilt. Steam is your friend. Look at that great clean corner! Last strip! Sew it to the front with a 1/4 seam allowance. Backstitch at the beginning and end. Press the facing away from the quilt top. Leave both ends to overlap. Fold each end at an angle to enclose the overlapping ends. Press the facing strip to the back. Glue and/or pin in place. Hand stitch the folded edge to the back of the quilt and admire your unique facing!