Another April Finish
Yeah! I quilted this quilt with a simple “loop-d-loop” and had most of the binding done before I taught “Sewing binding on by Machine” at a guild function. You can see my tutorial HERE. Many were surprised with my “don’t iron the binding in half” and clipping the corners. One gal who finished quilting her quilt, added the binding to her quilt – without ironing it in half: she was a happy camper or should I say a happy “quilter.” I then had to giggle when she apologized for wanting to sew the binding on by hand … that’s perfectly OK!
A note about scrappy binding: When you make your scrappy binding, be sure to have your scraps all different lengths (I like to use between 8″ and 17″). If you use all the same lengths, when you come to join them at the finish, you may have a shorter strip and it will show up as the only one that is short. Besides, with many short lengths, it is inevitable that a seam will show up at the corner when you want to do your 45 degree mitred corner. If this happens, just cut the binding before you get to the corner, add in another piece or re-sew the cut pieces.
Last Week …
This quilt was featured at “Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland” blog. In this week’s blog post she talks about how UFOs are born … something I know TONS about!
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PHD in 2018 Update
The quilt above used 10 yards of fabric. The placemats and hot pad (see HERE) used 2 yards. Thats a total of 12 yards used this week!
Fabric Used this Week: 12 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 129.6 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 2 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 16 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017: 103.6 yards
Oops … I forgot that I bought 2 yards of grey fabric. But I’m still over the 100 yards!
I’ve used up over 100 yards from my stash … and it’s still April!!!! YEAH! Even the Simpsons are doing a Happy Dance!
- Tish @ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
- Sunday Stash @ quiltpaintcreate
- Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
- Monday Making @ Love, Laugh, Quilt
- Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
- Moving it Forward Monday @ Em’s Scrapbag
- Main Crush Monday @ Cooking up Quilts