Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It is not a quilt until it's bound- times three!

     I don't think there is any part of the quilting process that I don't like. Oh, except ripping out. Ever since I learned glue binding, it is not an issue for me. However, specific tasks like that are better done in groups because of the necessary routine and skill. So, I had two comfort quilts and one made fabric one ready for binding. I made all the binding at one time, then glued it all on the fronts, sewed all, pressed, glued to the back and then sewed all on. I think I get better at doing binding this way.  I know I just posted one of them recently, but I thought the difference a binding makes was worth another posting.

Exploding Squares

Bright HSTs

Improv with Made Fabric


Vicki W said...

I love all of them but especially the last one.

Peg said...

I love them all too - especially the Improv. I don't understand glue binding. I've always just cut the binding on diagonal and just sewed it on without pins. How does gluing help?

Linda Swanekamp said...

Glue binding rocks. Watch Sharon Schamber's video on Youtube, Binding the Angel. I even machine sew it all, no handsewing. The Elmer's washable school glue is just a heavy starch and washes out. No pins, it is all attached before it is sewn. Ends meet perfectly before sewing.

Peg said...

Just watched Sharon Schamber's video. - very instructive and thorough! BUT - I guess I'll NEVER be a competition quilter. Too much patience and time required for me. I've spoiled myself with my lazy diagonal-cut binding strips and just machine sewing them on - takes about 10-15 minutes per large quilt - and NO thinking. I like to cut lots of diagonal fabric for bindings in advance from my 60 inch wide fabrics - that gives me many very long strips that are from 85" to 60" so I dont have to splice much together to do an entire continuous binding. No one I give the quilts to ever examines. So both of us are happy! I do love to go to quilt shows to see what the "experts" present. I 'm just happy to be an appreciatative spectator.