Friday, May 09, 2008

binding a quilt

I'm doing the mini quilt swap as organised by Lucy Locket. This weekend I'm going to make a start with it - finally! I had been putting it on the back burner because of the craft stall but now I have some time to devote to it.
One thing I was quite apprehensive about is binding the quilt - something I have never done before, and I needed to practice this before I do it for real, so I dived into my scrap bag for some fabric bits.

The first thing I turned to in terms of advice was this:
but I've never really been good at learning by reading, I'd much rather someone showed me what to do. I kept searching and found this, which was much more helpful to me.
I also grabbed the mini quilt which I bought from syko recently to see how she had done it: and felt quite reassured when I did my practice run on my fabric scraps:
If the weather is anything like as nice tomorrow as it has been most of the week then I might even drag the sewing machine into to garden and sew out there.
Speaking of tomorrow, it will be a momentous and special day at monda towers - I'll share more of that with you tomorrow though :o)


Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your corners look fab! (much better than mine I reckon!) - but you don't HAVE to bind your mini-quilt - it just needs to have a finished edge like your bird and tree quilt.

Hope you have a lovely weekend in the garden with your sewing machine! I just need to get an electricity supply up to the allotment now!!!

Kitty said...

Haven't started my mini-quilt either. But it's kind of handy that I'm now staying at mum's. Guess what mum is? Yep - a quilter!

Good luck with yours. x

Joleo said...

I have this idea that I will make a quilt this year but I don't really know where to begin. The link about binding the edges is great - I'll store that up for when I finally get round to it. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!

Victoria said...

Looks like you're doing a really good job!

The Devil Makes Work said...

That's really neat. I always find binding really difficult on a quilt, looks like you've done a fantastic job there though :-)