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!
Binding made – check
To ensure maximum effect of pattern matching, get bottle of washable school glue – check
Binding sewn to front of quilt – check
Realize a heavy hand with the glue bottle is a bad thing – check
Decide to wash quilt in its present state – check
Block quilt, because hey it’s wet and needs blocking at some point – check
So, so worth it.
I’ve handsewn through three episodes worth of “Star Trek: Discovery” so far.
It’s been so long, I forgot how to do it.
On the one hand, that will make the worst binding in the world. On the other hand, at least I’m making binding for something.