Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Quilt Binding

I forgot to mention in my previous post how I did my binding (double clicking on the picture will exand it). I followed the very detailed information provided by Sharon Pederson in her book Reversible Quilts Two at a Time. I purchased it several years ago when I was in my quilt thinking stage. I see it is still available on amazon (Reversible-Quilts-Two-at-Time). It has 20 five star ratings.
Her technique starts and ends at a corner. It hides the ends of the binding on a corner of the quilt and was super easy to follow. She also has a technique for making a reversible binding if you want the binding on the two sides to differ.
While I have not used other techniques I liked this one and will continue to use it.

One of the frustrations I had with my first quilt was trying to manage the amount of material I had to put through my sewing machine. In my next post I will share some of the tips that Harriet Hargrave has in her book Heirloom Machine Quilting. Unfortunately I did not review it before I machine quilted this one. For my next quilt I will incorporate the Divide and Conquer method (Nancy Smith & Lynda Milligan). My current plan is for a queen size quilt. May be a while before I finish. So many projects so little time.

1 comment:

  1. Your quilt looks beautiful!! Well done! I like the idea for the binding to finish in the corners to make it more invisible.