Monday, January 18, 2021

How I bind a Quilt and Hand Stitch it Down

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I'm sharing the way "I" do quilt binding. Like everything in quilting there are MANY ways. This is the way "I" do it ! ! 

Cut your strip 2 ½” inches wide and long enough to go 

all the around your quilt PLUS 6-8 Inches

More is ALWAYS better with this

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How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind


How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

 Cut enough strips to go around the outside edge of your quilt.
Sew all strips together with a 45-degree angle.
How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind
 Sew and Trim to ¼ inch seam allowance
Open and Press and trim any ends. 
Do this to make all binding needed.
How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind


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BUT ALWAYS check YOUR BOBBIN THREAD, make sure you have enough to make it all the way around the quilt. NOTHING worse than to stop and fill or change a bobbin! 


This is where "I" do it a bit different, I just can't get the seam right using the fold the corner way, I do a straight seam here as shown

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind


How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Start sewing about 5-6 inches from your binding end, 
Sew the binding with a ¼ inch seam allowance. 


 I mark with a pin on each corner
How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Sew the binding with a ¼ inch seam allowance. Stop ¼ from the edge. Back stitch a few stitches.
How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind



How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Fold the binding back.
Fold binding back down on to the Quilt. Match up edges.
A diagonal fold will form between the layers and a straight fold on top. Do corners one at a time, but

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Do this on all four corners


Stop sewing about 4-5 inches from the first end. 

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Pin well, fold over and match the ends

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Press

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Open up and mark your SEWING line 

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

On both sides

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

This is your SEWING line, Sew and trim seam.

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Continue sewing the binding to the quilt. 
How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

The right side of the quilt

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

You will need to trim your batting, I like to trim mine about an 1/8 of an inch from the binding
edge

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Fold the binding open

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Pull it over the machine stitches. 

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Pin and I like to hand stitch

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Blind Stitch, I like to hide my knot in the inside.
Single thread, I use about 18 inches at a time. 
Catch just a bit of fabric on the binding, 

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Take a stitch straight across and then back into the binding just a few threads.


How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Make sure your thread matches and as below, I have about 6-8 stitches down in this photo

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

 Stitch all the way into the fold.
How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Pull your needle out and fold other corner over, 

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Sew the corners closed on BOTH sides. Back side here
How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Push needle through and stitch the front corner seam closed. 
How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Push needle through to the back and continue sewing around the quilt.

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind

Finished corners.
 Do all Four
How to make Quilt Binding Tutorial and How to Hand Stitch the Bind



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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Rosebud Quilt Pattern for YOU to Make

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The name of this block is "The Rosebud" 
I had fun with color on my block, but looking now, I would have made the corner green darker, but hindsight...
Rosebud quilt pattern
Rosebud quilt pattern
Finished Quilt Block size 10" x 10"

Cut 1 White Center         6 ½’ x 6 ½”

Cut 4 White        4 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 4 White        6 ½’ x 1 ½”


Cut 8 Green         1 ½” x 1 ½”

Cut 4 Green        3 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 4 Red             1 ½” x 1 ½”
Rosebud quilt pattern




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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Old Quilt Pictures

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When we travel I take pictures of quilt too. I "ALWAYS" ask before taking pictures, to date I've not had anyone say, "NO" and most say thanks for asking. 

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 These 2 quilts are from a Shop in Chillicothe, MO

Notice the red's and how it's the color that has stayed the best over the years 



This is a simple 16 block square, each square was cut 2" x 2"
for a finished block of 6" x 6", quilting had been recently done by machine, blocks were also machine pieced.


Baskets set on point with out squares with lots of quilting




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Saturday, December 19, 2020

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In the winter I started with one quilt on our bed and as the months go on even here in Florida, I add quilts as needed.  I had 3 quilts on the bed this year. I was removing them to wash and put away and decided to take a couple of pictures. 

I machine pieced this quilt and had it long arm quilted.

black and white quilt

I used scraps for the back and just had fun.



Used no pattern just pieced and let it happen. 







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