Thursday, September 26, 2013

In a Bind

Not feeling very well today.  I think I have some sort of tummy bug.  It isn't enough to stop me from doing what I want but not to feel good while doing it.  I've had my usual bread making session and now want to pin a quilt before doing the top stitching.  I have decided to shadow stitch this one and will do it on my table machine rather than the frame.  I don't have an extension for the frame machine and you need that to do ruler work.  The quilt is only a lap size so it won't be difficult to handle.
I have finished my little hand appliqued and quilted wall hanging and now am working on the binding.  I am so pleased with it.  I expect to have a photo to show you soon.

Speaking of binding, brings me to the tip I have for you today.  Your pre binding procedure is probably like mine; cut the fabric, fold and press in half lengthwise and sew raw edge to quilt raw edge.  While you are doing that, you have yards of binding getting tangled in everything.  You may have rolled it up but that doesn't work very long.  Here is my solution:

Place the center of your binding roll over something sturdy.  I used a serger thread holder.  You will have to give it a gentle pull as needed but it will be all tidy, ready for use and out of the way.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this tip Anna!! I just finished doing 450" of binding for a King Size quilt and I would it around one of my thread stands as you suggested - works great!!