Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In a Bind

Or perhaps that title should be "in a binding mood."  Yesterday, I pulled out the quilted but unbound quilt to bind it.  I have usually sewn bindings on completely by machine. This time I decided to do it the more traditional way.
I am handsewing the binding down on the back of the quilt.  While the above shows the clips from the front, the actual sewing is happening on the back.

I am not sure this is really any better, but it does look a little nicer to my eyes. With the help of an audiobook on my iPod, over half of it was finished yesterday.

Of course I am using bias binding for this and to cut it, I followed the directions in this video. 

This will be my first quilt finish for the year. 
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Debbie said...

Yea! For thew quilt finish. Always a good way to start the new year!

allthingzsewn said...

Love the colors, waiting to see the whole complete finish.

Jeanna said...

Congratulations on this almost finish. I already know it is going to be lovely.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Congratulations on your soon-to-be first finish of the year! Great way to start the year - ;))

Marlene said...

I like the look of binding done either way, by hand or machine, as long as it is done neatly. I do enjoy doing handwork, so that's not a deterrent for me, but sometimes the speed of a sewing machine is nice too.

Royce said...

I used to do all my quilts this way then due to arthritis I've stopped. I do think it looks better and it's such a calm thing - just having your quilt all around you and doing the last loving stitches.