Two Tip Tuesday on Wednesday

Tuesday slipped right past me!  I bring the tips a day late.

Thank you AQS Quilt Week Grand Rapids for a wonderful time last week!  I gave many demos on Brilliant Bindings in the booth and had fun watching the reactions to the new Snuggle Tails!  Laughter and smiles abound.  In my class, “Become a Brilliant Binder”, we explored all the basics on making bindings and putting bindings on straight, curved and scalloped edges.  A huge thanks to Elna sewing machines for providing the machines!

I love talking about bindings and how fabric choices can make a quilt.  One of my favorite quilt bindings is the stripe I put on “Accuracy Does Madder”, my quilt in Barbara Chainey’s book Fast Quilts From Fat Quarters.  I love how the binding framed the quilt without taking away from it.  The stripe worked perfectly.

Accuracy Does Madder ~D. Wendt

Accuracy Does Madder
~D. Wendt

The binding was sewn to the front and turned to the back.  I stitched in the ditch on the front to secure the binding.  Yes, you can see the stitching on the back.  I am perfectly fine with that because in the book photo it looks hand sewn 🙂 !!

Accuracy Does Madder ~D. Wendt

Accuracy Does Madder
~D. Wendt

Accuracy Does Madder ~D. Wendt

Accuracy Does Madder
~D. Wendt

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1- whether you hand sew or machine sew a binding, execute it well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the quilt below, I cut the binding on the bias.  The same fabric was used in the border but it looks different cut on the bias.  By using a fabric in the quilt, it brings the inside out to the edge and helps focus back to the inside.

Bias binding

Bias binding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both of the next two photos have a seam.

Can you see them?

Continuous binding seam

Continuous binding seam

Continuous binding seam

Continuous binding seam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2- make continuous binding seams as invisible as possible!

in quilting,

Debbie

 

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