Friday, March 11, 2011
EZ Quilters in March
She reminded us that you have to put a binding on every quilt. "In the simplest terms, "birthing" a quilt refers to a quilt that is "bound" pillowcase style."
It works best with smaller quilts. You lay the back on the quilt top right sides together. Lay on top of the batting. Then sew 3 sides and all but about a foot of 4th side. Trim the edges so you have a 1/4 seam and turn inside out. Finish by applique or whipstitch closed.
Here is the finished double pineapple quilt that was made last year by my group. We put our names in a hat and had an innocent bystander draw for it. Sherrillee won the drawing and of course had to have it quilted and put the binding on it. It is just gorgeous!
Been doing a lot of quilting and knitting, nothing to share just yet, but its coming soon!
Thanks for stopping by.
Love Aunti Nicole