Monday, July 06, 2009

Not so Top Secret Project Two Part 6

Quilting the Quilt:
I quilted mine , and my youngest son quilted the Top my Mom made. So we are two more quilts ahead. But after the Quilting.... there is still one more step. You need to bind the quilt. There are lots of great tutorials out there. Instructions in Quilt Magazines and YouTube videos.
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I use 2 1/2 inch strips for my binding. I measure the quilt ( eg 54 x 72) then I add 54 + 54 +72 +72+15 and that is the length of binding that I need.


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I make a double fold binding. Then - because I don't like to do any handwork - I apply the raw binding edge to the back side of the quilt. Then I bring the Binding to the front and use a decorative stitch to sew it down.
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Now if you are sending it to a LA'er and forwarding it this way - you don't need to worry about the binding. We will get it done here. I have been recruiting even more folks to do this process!!
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Hope you all have a great day - a thunderstorm has just moved in - so I must sign off!

3 comments:

Nancy said...

I am impressed that you are passing your passion for quilting to your sons. He must be very proud of his accomplishment.

LizA. said...

Love the picture of your son quilting. Watch out -- he might just take it over.

I remember you don't like binding. Check this out: http://www.patchworktimes.com/2009/06/05/binding-vide/

pansylovr said...

So, what's the goal for next year? I'm going to start a new top this weekend, if I can.
Anna in IL