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I’m  binding this quilt. I’m using the same technique as last time

  • Attach the binding to the back of the quilt.
  • Fold to the front and top stitch close to the edge of the fold.

This time I used 2.5 inch strips rather than 2. Just because I had 2.5 inch strips left over from cutting the quilt pieces. It does seem to make things less tight.

I also like to zig zag in the seam allowance once I’ve attached the binding to the back. It just flattens everything and makes for a nicer binding.

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Adding Binding (and School is back)

I’m still hand-sewing the binding to the back. As you can see in the image above, I didn’t attach the binding very well (it’s not an accurate 0.25seam).

School has been back for two days and I thought I would have more time to get things done – but I seem to be achieving less. How does that work?

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Continuous Binding

I like continuous binding, but I always have trouble with the last join. This time I watched a DVD tutorial by Brenda Smith. I watched a bit, did what she did, watched the next bit etc. I achieved perfect results – I didn’t even end up with a pinch in the binding because I put the join in slightly the wrong spot. In fact she made it so clear I’m not sure why I had trouble in the past.

My copy of the DVD came from the latest issue of the Homespun magazine (I know it sounds like I work for this magazine, but I hardly ever buy it. I’ve bought the last two issues for the DVDs).

I’ve still got to hand sew the binding to the back of the quilt, so I shall an image tomorrow of the (hopefully) finished quilt.

I used my acufeed foot to attach the binding, but it was hard to get 0.25 inch seam. I either need to use my patchwork foot or purchase a quarter inch acufeed foot.

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