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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Binding Quilt #2 this week

I finished binding my daughter's 30th. birthday quilt and am moving on to binding quilt #2 - the Selvage Spiderweb Quilt! I have to be in the right frame of mind to make binding. It's not that I dislike binding but I don't like working with long bias pieces of narrow fabric!

I measured the selvage spiderweb quilt top, made some calculations to find out how many inches of binding I'd need. I came up with 400 inches which turned out to be too much but I'd rather have too much than not enough. Extra binding I save to bind scrappy projects.
I find that if I wind it up and then rubber band it, I can control it better as I'm sewing the binding to each side of the quilt top.

Here it is machine sewn on and tomorrow I'll start hand tacking the binding down. I hope to finish it before the weekend, create labels for both quilts and then they'll be done!

Another picture of the beautiful machine quilting done by Jan!

7 comments:

  1. Oh! Mayleen, your selvedge quilt has turned out beautifully, the quilting is exquisite, it has made this scrappy quilt quite a work of art!!!! I bet you are very happy with it!!!

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  2. Thanks Mayleen, you might want to mention that the quilting design is by Angela Walters. It looks great!

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  3. What a beautiful quilt! I hope you put it in a show sometime, somewhere, so others can enjoy it too. Do you always make bias binding? Do you ever make cross-grain binding?

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  4. Love this quilt and the quilting is stunning and adds so much.
    I love sewing binding down - easy, fast and relaxing -

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  5. Congratulations! I'm sure you'll love yours as much as I adore mine!

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  6. What beautiful quilts! I'm sure they'll be family heirlooms. The machine quilting is perfect! ~Roberta

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  7. The quilting is outstanding. So glad I found this entry!

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