I went for it anyway. I made the bias binding, using an amazing tutorial from Geta’s Quilting Studio. She has a follow up tutorial which was helpful for using WOF rectangles instead of the typical square.
I pulled out my quilt today to see about attaching this fabulous binding and I’m really glad I’m using a better binding. Nothing wrong with straight grain strips but this quilt is awesome and worth the extra effort. You’ll have to trust me on that. It’s really really stupendous.
I also hit up a sale at my lovely local quilt shop this past week. Once I either finish or not my quilts for Quiltcon I have a baby quilt to make! And then it’s nearly time for the christmas pjs again.
Bottom upwards: flannel for W who’s 7, flannel for B who’s 11.5, backing for baby quilt, binding for baby, and four colours of shot cotton also for the baby quilt.
All this plus today’s mental health day are making me feel like progress just might, maybe, be achievable.
Dear reader, please save me from myself.
I have three unfinished quilts I want to submit for QuiltCon by the end of the month yet I am failing to make progress on any of them.
For one of them I need to make bias binding for a very large quilt (~400″ of binding needed). Who can recommend a tutorial and/or a pep talk? Is this one of those things about which I will say afterwards “that wasn’t so bad! what was I afraid of?”?
….ten minutes later….
I just pulled out my trusty quilting book to look through their instructions for bias binding. (I have the info and am not using it. See what I mean? SAVE ME from myself!)
I don’t actually NEED to do a bias binding, I just randomly decided I WANTED to. To try it out since I’ve never done it. But I don’t have to try it on this quilt. Hmmm.
Good chat, thanks!
Dear 25 year employee of one of the oldest quilting stores in my city:
When I come in to your store to replace an amazing spool of thread I bought from your store a few years ago, please try to help me find a suitable replacement instead of telling me “NOPE, don’t sell it!”
I do understand stock and suppliers change, but I am in your store wanting to spend money. I know I don’t often shop at your store because your prices are atrocious, but I am still a customer.
an earnest quilter
PS if anyone can find me a replacement for this,
100% spun polyester sewing thread HW, 60/2, light grey (spelled the Canadian way), 10,000M spool
I would be forever grateful. I use this magic colour as a bobbin thread on many quilts and am starting to run out!
But I have good news and bad news about these.
The good news is they’re done. Finally. It’s been more than a year at this point so I am relieved.
The bad news is I made them as big as possible with the fabric I had….aaaaand they’re too small for my kids. Good thing I have small nieces!
I did learn how to do mitred corners, so that’s another good thing. And they’re done. Yayyayayyay me!
This was my October goal with Elm Street Quilts AND it was on my Q4 Finish Along list.