Tips and Men, Part IX
"Binding and a Finish"
Last time I entered a quilt into a quilt show, the judge advised being sure to "fill" my binding. After researching different types of bindings HERE, I found that leaving a 1/2" of batting and backing to the right of the sewn-on binding strip will give me the binding the adjudicator sought.
Perhaps this quilt would now win?!?
National Quilting Day is coming up on March 9th, 2013 and I am going to show this quilt :-) Can't wait!
Attaching the binding with a walking foot
Folding over the binding to the back with 1/2" of material 'filling' the binding
Now time to hand sew with a slip stitch the full length around.
A finished, mitered corner was created by clipping the extra batting and backing off completely at a 45 degree angle so there wouldn't be too much filling.
Now, as tradition dictates, I need to sleep one night under the quilt before giving it to my DC because...
More Tips and Men! Thanks for following along and leaving your helpful hints :-) It's been fun!