Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Quilt, Hand Quilted and All Done

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I've been hand quilting for quite a bit on this, it's what I've been taking to my Monday quilt group and it's now all done.

When I was teaching this is my beginner's quilt 5 week class, the class would have been 2 1/2" squares, I cut mine down for a table topper size.

Table Topper Quilt, by The Quilt Ladies

HERE is my binding tutorial for you 
On a regular size quilt, I would cut my binding strips 2 1/2" wide, but on this little one, I cut them 1 1/4" wide.
I like, little quilts to have little binding.

Table Topper Quilt, by The Quilt Ladies

All the sewing is the same, 1/4" seam allowance.

Tutorial on how to add quilt binding to a quilt.

But, I like to trim the backing and batting about in half.

Quilt binding tutorial

This is before the binding is turned and sewn down. You can turn it under and see what you like before trimming around the entire quilt.  I like to hand sew the binding down, I can get the corners, better and yes, you will have to mess with them a bit to get them perfect, they are VERY tiny. 

The Before

The After
Have to LOVE hand quilting ! 

Table Topper Quilt, by The Quilt Ladies


  1. After many attempts to get binding done perfectly by machine I have come to the conclusion that it's best to finish by hand the same way you do. This is such a pretty quilt and it looks like it took quite a lot of love and time to make.

  2. It's beautiful! I can't imagine how long something like this would take to make. Thanks for linking up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share Link Party. I hope you’ll join us every Sunday night at 7 with more of your creative sewing projects.
    ~Bonnie @ Behind the Seams Sewing


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