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July 19, 2021
Finishing Up... from From the Strawberry Patch...

I've been trying to wrap up some lingering projects-partially-done by getting them quilted, bound and ready for finishing. When I get on a roll it's really not that hard, I just need to keep focused and on track. This is "Fun~fetti" after trimming up. It's one from a couple of years ago where I tried my hand at the split-nine patch using low volume fabrics. I felt it was really much too blah, so

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Finishing Up... from From the Strawberry Patch...

I've been trying to wrap up some lingering projects-partially-done by getting them quilted, bound and ready for finishing. When I get on a roll it's really not that hard, I just need to keep focused and on track. This is "Fun~fetti" after trimming up. It's one from a couple of years ago where I tried my hand at the split-nine patch using low volume fabrics. I felt it was really much too blah, so

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June 26, 2021
Quilt Camp, Day #5 from From the Strawberry Patch...

Today was the last day for Quilt Camp, there was still plenty to do: getting the binding attached, and then, learning the fine art of finishing. She was an eager beaver this morning! Even though we were winding down the week, we still packed in a full complement of activities. After the binding was carefully sewn into position by machine, she designed a few quilt blocks that she might like to

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Quilt Camp, Day #5 from From the Strawberry Patch...

Today was the last day for Quilt Camp, there was still plenty to do: getting the binding attached, and then, learning the fine art of finishing. She was an eager beaver this morning! Even though we were winding down the week, we still packed in a full complement of activities. After the binding was carefully sewn into position by machine, she designed a few quilt blocks that she might like to

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June 24, 2021
Exciting day............... from Exuberant Color


It was action day for the landscaping crew.  First they took out all of the Rose of Sharon in the round bed in the front yard.  There was a misty rain at that point.




This is the "before" photo.




Next they dug out the front by the picture window, before and after. This is before they filled back in with dirt.


Then onto the other side of the porch.  Most had been removed by the time I took this photo.














The side of the house was next, about 100 Rose of Sharon, a half dead Burning Bush with a Honeysuckle ...

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June 22, 2021
Quilt trimmed, binding cut................ from Exuberant Color


 I bought 6 yards of this Kaffe fabric many years ago and I knew it was perfect as a back for this quilt.






The stripe will be a perfect binding.  Dorothy you asked if I would be cutting it on the diagonal.  You are a no reply commenter (your email address isn't enabled in your settings) so I will answer here.  This stripe is printed horizontally on the fabric so to cut borders I needed to cut 4 wide long strips on the lengthwise grain.  This left me just enough fabric to cut the binding on the lengthwise grain ...

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June 15, 2021
Divide and Conquer from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I need to use The Task Master more often. I got a lot done yesterday. YES - in the back of my head, I know what needs to be done, but that doesn't always mean that I focus on that. I'm easily distracted! 

Knowing that I have a list that I can check off and keeping it open on the ironing board makes me focus on what I should be doing, not what I want to do!

So there are 13 items on the list this week - that might be a bit ambitious, but some of them are not ...

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June 1, 2021
2 finished.................. from Exuberant Color


On Sunday I cut batting and pressed backings to be ready for quilting yesterday.  First I quilted Hugs and Kisses with a loop de loop freehand design.



It is only 39" square so it didn't take long to quilt it.









It has a pink flannel print on the back.










Since I could use the same color thread both top and bobbin I quilted the pink zig zag next.  It is done with a large meander.




It is 39" x 47.5".  I cut binding for both quilts next and sewed them on all by machine.









The back on this ...

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May 29, 2021
What time is it? from Jan's Quilts


It's binding time!  These six quilts need binding!  Two are queen-size and the others are lap quilts.  I better get busy because my LAQ has six more; three will be ready at the end of June and three will be ready at the end of July.  

This pandemic has really kept me busy making quilts.  I'd rather be creating than binding, but, "Oh, Well"!

 

May your bobbins always be full,

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May 23, 2021
A Whole Lot of Binding! from The Cozy Quilter

This was my week for hand stitching binding, among other projects.  I finished hand stitching the binding on these three placemats for Meals on Wheels last weekend.  I now have 12 made for the Elgin Piecemakers donation and three for the Oxford Guild donation.    


Next up, this quilt was pieced by a member of the Elgin Piecemakers who sadly passed away.  It was given to the guild by her family and we decided at a recent meeting that it would be quilted by one of our long arm quilter members and then bound by me before donating it to the ...

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May 19, 2021
Binding Frenzy from Jean's Quilting Page

 I have been getting some bindings done lately...on my quilts and two of my mom's. 

Mom's Twister 

My Honeycomb Waffle Too. This was partially sewn and I used it when I taught 
the class. I finished it recently, quilted it and now it's bound. I really like the vivid colors on the back in relation to the mostly neutral front.
My small quilt made using the Squirrelly Girl fabric line. So cute.


My Mom's quilt. Not sure what the name of this quilt is, but it is bound now.

Conrad likes the Squirrelly Girls quilt ...

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May 10, 2021
Humpty Dumpty cannot be put back together again from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

OH - it's a GOOD news day!! I'm thrilled to report that there are now only THREE pineapple blocks to complete. Yes -- I managed to get one done this morning. Now that I'm finished fiddling with the Long Time Gone quilt top, there's time to actually do other things! The remaining three blocks have all been started, so if I don't finish them at Monday sewing today - well - they need to be done!


One pineapple block - DONE


I might even get that last section together and into the quilt. Fingers crossed on that!!!

I got the ...

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May 7, 2021
Apply Facing on the Longarm from Gwen's Quilts

In this, yet another, installment of the series on finishing the edges of your quilts while still on the frame, I’ll explain how to apply facing on the longarm. You can get up to speed by reading Apply Binding on the Longarm and Extra Tips – Binding.

What is Facing?

There are times when you don’t want any binding to show on the front of the quilt, but you want the durability and security of an actual binding. Facing is the answer. Facing strips are sewn to the front of the quilt and then turned to the back, rolling ...

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Apply Facing on the Longarm from Essie's Quilts

In this, yet another, installment of the series on finishing the edges of your quilts while still on the frame, I’ll explain how to apply facing on the longarm. You can get up to speed by reading Apply Binding on the Longarm and Extra Tips – Binding.

What is Facing?

There are times when you don’t want any binding to show on the front of the quilt, but you want the durability and security of an actual binding. Facing is the answer. Facing strips are sewn to the front of the quilt and then turned to the back, rolling ...

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May 3, 2021
tried and true . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy binding?  I really do.  I love the rhythmic stitching motion.  It's soothing and settling. So I often volunteer to do the binding on group quilts.  (I dislike giving blocks for group quilts ... not because I don't want to give or participate, but because of comments someone once made about my blocks in a swap.  It hurt my feelings and I'm just afraid to stitch up bad blocks for a quilt someone else is having to piece. So I bind.)

I volunteered to do so for a quilt we were ...

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April 24, 2021
Extra Tips – Binding from Essie's Quilts

Last week’s post explained how to stitch binding to the front of the quilt while the quilt is still loaded on the frame. You can read it here.  This week, I’d like to add a few extra tips when it comes to binding on the longarm frame.

Finish the last few inches at your domestic machine

Most of the time, I do not overlap the ends of the binding strip, the way I explained last week. I stop stitching about 12 inches before I get to the place where I started. I have tails of binding both at ...

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Extra Tips – Binding from Gwen's Quilts

Last week’s post explained how to stitch binding to the front of the quilt while the quilt is still loaded on the frame. You can read it here.  This week, I’d like to add a few extra tips when it comes to binding on the longarm frame.

Finish the last few inches at your domestic machine

Most of the time, I do not overlap the ends of the binding strip, the way I explained last week. I stop stitching about 12 inches before I get to the place where I started. I have tails of binding both at ...

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April 16, 2021
Apply binding on the longarm from Essie's Quilts

I’m willing to bet 9 out of 10 of you bought your longarm machine because you were not happy wrestling that large quilt through your domestic machine to do the quilting. Am I right? We solved one problem. But, then what do we do? We finish the beautiful quilting on our longarm, then take the quilt off the frame and wrestle that large quilt through our domestic machine to apply the binding. Let me ask, does that make any sense? I am going to share a little tutorial on how to apply binding on the longarm. Sewing the binding ...

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Apply binding on the longarm from Gwen's Quilts

I’m willing to bet 9 out of 10 of you bought your longarm machine because you were not happy wrestling that large quilt through your domestic machine to do the quilting. Am I right? We solved one problem. But, then what do we do? We finish the beautiful quilting on our longarm, then take the quilt off the frame and wrestle that large quilt through our domestic machine to apply the binding. Let me ask, does that make any sense? I am going to share a little tutorial on how to apply binding on the longarm. Sewing the binding ...

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April 12, 2021
Of Piecing, Binding, Eastering, and College Visiting from Cheeky Cognoscenti

It's been a busy week, but I still (barely) managed to squeeze in enough personal sewing time to stay on top of my goals -- in addition to my "extra duties" as Family Event Planner, Easter Chef, and Travel Agent/Tour Guide to Out-of-State College Towns.  My label is appliquéd to my bear paw quilt and I sewed the binding to the front of my quilt today.

Bear Paw Binding Began Today

Notes to Self: I'm still tweaking and improving my binding process.  This time, I cut my binding strips at 2 1/8" wide and sewed them to ...

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