a finish and a quilt binder set

20180224_114707692796631.jpgThough hers was made from silk and mine is cotton, I liked the way she had hers quilted with just straight lines throughout.  I did decide to mix mine up a bit, varying the widths throughout.  I also sewed 1/4″ border around each of the blocks, and then filled in the middle with a different pattern to mix it up a bit.

It’s really windy outside today, which is where I normally snap photos of my finished quilts, so a chair in the house will have to do but hopefully you can get the idea.  It’s a nice sized lap quilt.  I finished it with the same backing as the last quilt and was holding my breath to make sure I bought enough fabric for both.  Whew!  Turned out it was fine.

20180224_094630.jpgI also happened to read about a quilt binding tool kit for my sewing machine and this thing is huge!  I start by taking the bobbin cover off and replacing it with a base that fits in there, then screw another piece in it.  It accurately folds and sews accurately on both sides. I was really impressed! I had a few bobbles but overall it turned out fine for the first try. The key I found out by accident is when I get to the corners, to take the time to sew from the stitching line out a 45 degree angle to the corner before I turn. Once I learned that trick, the corners were a breeze. I am definitely using this on as many future quilts as I can.  Oh, and the strips only need to be cut to 2″ each which also saved me some fabric.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the quilt. Thanks for the binding tool tip. Will check it out.

  2. I have a binding tool that I have barely used. The tip of sewing at 45 deg at the corner may be the breakthrough I needed. Thanks so much for the tip.

  3. quiltinggail says:

    Love the quilt! So fresh & clean. Would like to hear more about the binder tool set. What machine do you have? What machines will it fit? Where did you buy it?Thx!

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