Binding

…for days. Or metres if you’d rather.

When you have *six* quilts to bind (see this post) you also need binding. I made some 28? 29?m of binding recently.

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The floral, solid teal, and B+W stripe (top down) are all a 2.5″ WOF straight of grain binding. I actually made the floral aaaaaages ago. Still hoping to get that quilt done sooner or later.

The last one in the pile is also a 2.5″ but I made a bias binding, my second ever. I scored a purple/turquoise shot cotton from a thrift store a few years ago and thought it would look good on the bias. I haven’t bound that quilt yet so idk, but I’ll keep you posted.

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The striped binding is interesting because it’s an irregular (pattern) and uneven (wobbly) stripe. I matched as best I could. Sometimes it went well, and other times less so. This binding is for a generic kids quilt so I’m not overly fussed.

 

Now that I have bindings prepped, I should trim my quilts and get them finished right?

I’m in trouble now…

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This my friends, is a pile of six quilted quilts, all of which need trimming and binding. I have one binding cut and four more fabrics ready. I’m not sure yet about the sixth binding but I suppose I can leave that one until last.

It’s a good problem to have.┬áIf you need me, I’ll be over here doing some hand binding. Any suggestions for good shows to watch?

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Heads up for regular readers: the third quarter of the Finish-A-Long opens tomorrow so there’ll be a post very soon about that.

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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.

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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.

Send help!

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!)

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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!