Two Tip Tuesday – Vermont and Odd Angle Binding

I introduced a new pattern for Hex-a-ma-jig and Hex-a-ma-jig Jr. at Spring Market. I’m in the process of getting it ready for my website and my next show. Last minute decision….I’m vending at Vermont Quilt Festival!! I’m very excited for this opportunity and hope I will see some of you at the show. The show is June 26-29, 2019 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT.  I’m looking forward to meeting the quilters at the show.  I’ll be demo-ing bindings and hexies in my booth as well as showcasing the new pattern!  Please stop by and see me!!

The new pattern is a placemat using either Hex or Junior.  It all depends on what size you want to make.  This has 60° odd angle binding due to the shape of the Hexagon.  There is nothing difficult about doing miter.  It is all in stopping and folding at the corner.  TIPS listed below!

1 – If sewing a 1/4″ seam, stop 1/4″ from the upcoming edge.  (However wide your seam, that is the measurement you stop.)

Mark stopping point.

Leave needle down at marked point.

Stitch off into corner point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 – I like to leave the needle down at that stopping point and turn and stitch into the corner point.  Remove from sewing machine.

3 – “Miter Flip Flop” (The name I’ve coined for turning the binding at the corner.)  FLIP the binding up, away from the new edge so it is in line with the upcoming edge.  Then FLOP it back on top of itself.  The fold of the binding will be at a 90° from the corner point.

FLIP binding up so it is in line with upcoming edge.

fold is 90 degrees

FLOP back on top of itself so the fold is in line with the corner point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 – Continue sewing in the new direction.  It is that simple!

May you have success with odd angle bindings!

in quilting,

Debbie

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