Friday, April 6, 2012

four seasons quilt and tutorial on binding

I figured I'd show how I finish off binding on my quilts :-)
I make 2 1/2" strips and sew about 3/8" from the edge- it's the center stitch setting on my sewing machine and the edge of the foot (so about 1/3 of the folded width)
I start about 5" or so from the beginning and stop about the same before the end of the beginning strip as shown.

I then lay down the binding and open it up where it overlaps

with a marker/pencil/ fixion I mark a line at the point where they line up

I then cut off maybe 5/8" from that line ( I eyeball it and you'll get the hang of it after while)

I pin and overlap the seam allowance tabs

then sew down, the stitch line should be half way between the edge and the sewn line

I finger pressed the seam open and fold it like the rest of the biding

and sew it on, it should match perfectly

here's my jar for left over binding strips!

and my wire shelf with completed quilts on the top left, a customer quilt that's done, a pile of tops and batting and backing ready to be done.
kits and other tops on the 2nd shelf
on the 3rd shelf is the bin with the binding strips, fiber fill in bags, also the insulbright batting, canned air and my carry all quilt bag

I also got 2 more wonky house blocks! they are all so cute! so have 6 total now

I finished sewing on the binding on the 4 seasons quilt ( my husband calls it a Vivaldi quilt now)

I quilted large feathers in the middle with a straight spine.

then straight lines on the colored parts of the log cabin blocks, bubbles on the black borders and straight angled lines on the white border

here's some pics of the back

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- done appliquing, started quilting
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- already mailed. recv'd 6 blocks back
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- top done waiting to be quilted, binding made, backing cut
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED! added pieces back on shelf
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- ready to be quilted, found red backing
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- fabrics ordered
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) batik pastel kit won at quilt show
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE! missing label
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- make into quilt top
#34 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#35(mar) another quilt for McCalls- top done, binding and backing ready
#36 (mar) Round Robin swap - mailed
#37(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- binding on, half way sewn to back

1 comment:

erin, maker of chimes said...

I'm loving your little house blocks! What are you going to do with them? I think they'd look adorable in the baby's room :)