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January 12, 2021
Attaching Straight Binding from Quiltnotes All Blogs

Update January 10, 2021:  This article was originally posted several years ago. Since then I have changed a few things:

  1. I no longer cut my strips 2-1/2" and use a 3/8" seam allowance. Instead, I cut the strips 2" wide and use a 1/4" seam allowance.
  2. Since I use a 1/4" seam allowance now, there is no need to use a walking foot.
I like the look of the narrower binding and not having to change to the walking foot each time.

Many quilters dread the process of attaching a quilt binding. I love to attach ...

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December 31, 2020
Still working on it.............. from Exuberant Color


 I'm still working on #19.  I finished the quilting yesterday morning, chose the binding fabric and then wasted a lot of time before I cut and sewed the binding on.  I'm hand stitching it down and and have 2 sides done.  This piece is only 32" square so I should be able to finish it this morning and get on to #20.

We got about 4" of snow with freezing rain/ice on top of that.  My snow plow guy came early and plowed but there was a thin layer of icy residue and tire tracks.  I went ...

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December 28, 2020
Quilting done, binding started................. from Exuberant Color

I did the quilting before lunch yesterday.  I really like the backing fabric with the front of the quilt.







I did what I have always called loop-de-loop, just random size loops going both left and right.






I chose the onion ring fabric for the binding.  I decided to hand finish this one because that fabric is so easy to hand stitch through.  It ended up at 59" x 74" before binding.  I have about 100" hand sewn so far.  This makes #18 for the year and my goal is 20 for 2020 so I need to choose 2 more to ...

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December 27, 2020
KEEPING DOLLY COZY from That's Sew Kerry

Quilted Sleeping Bag






Quilted Sleeping Bag Tutorial:

1.When your baby sister asks Santa for 'blankets for Dolly' you do what you can to help the big guy out! There are several ways this can be done, this is simply the way I made them and thought you may find it useful if you have small people who also want to keep their Dolly warm.







Cutting:

All squares are 2.5 inches the amount you need will vary depending on the dimensions of the doll you are making for. Dolly is 18 inches tall and is similar to the American ...

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December 19, 2020
Another Scrap Project: Binding from Wedding Dress Blue

I have a bag (upper left of picture) that I have used to store batting scraps for a long time. I would, from time to time, use some of the scraps, but they definitely accumulated faster than they were used. Then, Daughter started her scrappy sewing group, and more scraps came in.

One day she declared that “It was time.”

We dumped out all the scraps and sorted them by color.

Then, assembled them into prepared binding and wrapped those around bolt boards, pinned and labeled with their length. Amazing how much more we are inclined to use them since ...

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December 17, 2020
Two finished for December 2020 from Exuberant Color


The Marcia Derse baby quilt is finished.  The blues are from lines dating back several years.  The white and black are from her line the Opposites (there was a positive and negative of each print). It ended up 35" x 47".





The backing and binding fabric is another from her Opposites line.  Binding is all by machine.


After I finished this one I did a load of laundry and went grocery shopping.







And then I tackled the binding on the big plaid zig zag quilt.  It took over an hour even doing it all by machine.






I wanted to use ...

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December 9, 2020
IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! from That's Sew Kerry

Especially when you get Great Presents!

It's no secret I have an addiction to fabric - so this is always a sure win when buying a present for me, but as a quilter I quite often get asked what 'good presents' to buy are. So I thought I'd put together a little list of things that have caught my eye recently or that I generally can't do with out in case anyone was struggling with what to buy for the quilter/sewer/crafter in their life.

This is not sponsored or affiliated in any way, simply my opinions ...

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December 5, 2020
traffic jam binding from Making A Lather

Yesterday, I posted my traffic jam finish. Today, I want to share a bit about a new experiment in machine binding I have been doing. One of the presenters at a guild presentation, this fall, mentioned, that, he used steam a seam when attaching his binding. I was intrigued and went to Joann fabrics that night to find what he used.

This is what I chose using a coupon. It was 2.39. I had decided that if that was too expensive, I might use the BYT and cut it myself. The package came with 2 rolls. 



I tried it ...

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November 29, 2020
Binding and More Binding! from The Cozy Quilter

I took two comfort quilts to Julie, the long arm quilter around the corner and fellow Elgin Piecemaker member last week, expecting that they would not be done for a couple of weeks. I had just started to figure out which UFO I was going to tackle next, when I received a text from Julie to say that both quilts were done and ready for binding!  I picked them up the next day and got to work making the binding and machine sewing it to the quilts.  


 My hand sewing this week involved getting both quilts finished and ready to ...

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November 18, 2020
to do: cleanup retreat from Making A Lather

Coming home from a quilt retreat is a challenge to unpack and get back to normal. I crammed a lot of projects into my weekend, and my bags. I wanted to pull them out, one by one, and, make sure everything is taken care to put where they belong.

The first project I worked on, was the big easy Christmas. This was my one monthly goal for November. I had it quilted before I left. I used the big tables at the retreat to trim it, and, then, I attached the binding by machine to the back side of the ...

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November 13, 2020
Floral Trip Around the World from TheEclecticAbuela

 I just love this pattern!

Floral Trip Around the World 90" x 100"

Floral Trip Around the World (back and binding detail)


I made this quilt once before with a travel theme. This time I used florals and a range of solid colors. It was another quilt that requires careful planning and organization, but it was fun to make!

I used a cheater fabric for the back to continue the floral idea, then I added a striped binding to finish. It is brighter than it looks in the photo--I took the photo on a cloudy day.

Happy Quilting!


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"It's Not Over 'Til the Fat Lady Binds" from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

 ...or sings. Or both—because when I finally bound this quilt, I sang!


This quilt was part of a mystery quilt that the guild I (Teri) belonged to was doing—about 15 or so years ago. There are many details about the project I don't remember, like who designed the pattern, but I can remember many things that I learned about myself doing this project.

First, I am not very good at mystery designing. I remember waiting a few months to get started so that I could see a bit of the design coming together before I chose my ...

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November 10, 2020
ebb and flow . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

So do you ever get in a place where you've been sticking to a good blogging regiment, and it's time to blog and you think, "I just can't." Not because of some emotional duress or physical stress. It's just not there.  That was me this weekend. I've been trying to post at least once a week—because I enjoy going back and reading my posts and seeing what I was doing—and any posts beyond that are just a bonus.  The months (and the years) when blog post offerings are slim make me sad (in ...

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October 26, 2020
Another One Joins The Ranks from From the Strawberry Patch...

Move over, quiltmakers, it's time to make room for one more; Lucy Ann has finished her first quilt and she loved the process! This photo was taken just after that very last hand stitch was put into the binding, (admittedly her "least favorite part"

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Another One Joins The Ranks from From the Strawberry Patch...

Move over, quiltmakers, it's time to make room for one more; Lucy Ann has finished her first quilt and she loved the process! This photo was taken just after that very last hand stitch was put into the binding, (admittedly her "least favorite part"

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It’s my Birthday from Romany Quilting

The year has rolled around and it’s my birthday again.  This weekend was spent with our caravan club buddies at Kaitoke   Regional Park in Upper Hutt.  Instead of birthday cake we supplied some lovely light sponges with fresh cream and jam for afternoon tea on Friday.

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Happy Birthday to me

It was a long three day weekend and the park was full to bursting with hoards of happy campers.  Some in caravans and campervans like us, and lots of people in tents too.  The area is classified as a rain forest and the hills are covered in beautiful native ...

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October 25, 2020
Stitching Report from The Cozy Quilter


I finished off the walking foot quilting on my London Modern Guild HST BOM quilt this week. The orange diamond was my focal point and the quilting lines ran parallel to each side of the diamond, creating an X of parallel lines and other areas of cross hatching off each corner of the diamond.  I used orange thread for the quilting and even though this is a relatively small quilt, I went through 3 bobbins of thread!  


 The orange binding is leftover from the HST's. I just love those seagulls!


I purchased the backing fabric on sale several months ...

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October 18, 2020
Blackwork and Binding from The Cozy Quilter

I spent quite a bit of time this week in front of my sewing machine, but most of what I was sewing cannot be revealed yet.  I finished quilting a challenge quilt for the Elgin Piecemakers 20th Anniversary and did the hand stitching on the binding.  This is all I can show you for now.  I quilted this quilt with my walking foot on my DSM. 


While the walking foot was warmed up, I started quilting my London Modern Guild HST BOM.  I'm using orange thread on this baby quilt.  I hope to finish this one shortly and should ...

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October 13, 2020
Binding on Average from Fret Not Yourself

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, 
the last of the human freedoms 
- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
~Victor Frankl in Man's Search for Meaning

Quilting

Today seemed like a good time to review binding because frankly, I've gotten a bit lazy. There are many good videos on YouTube showing how to apply binding, turn the corners, and finish it off. In general I like this McCall's set of four videos but find they've missed an important step - waving edges. That ...

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October 7, 2020
Two quilts from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

I've been going through busy times of late and I don't seem to have much to talk about in the way of quilting.

Today, I do have something to say.

First off, I'm working on finishing two quilts.

This one is my "Antique Sampler" by Susan Daley.  This photo was taken in my friend's garage.  We met for a few hours last week and this is what was brought over to work on.   Binding is on, but it is not finished yet.  

Why not, you wonder?  Well ..... since I'm so fussy about my quilts, extra ...

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