Last night I borrowed Fawn’s sewing machine and sewed the binding onto the quilt I’ve been making for my sister.

with binding 2

I have to do the hand quilting on the border, but it will be easier now that the edges have been stabilized (I do the border quilting without a frame).  Once that’s done, I’ll hand stitch the binding onto the back.

with binding 1

You’ll have to excuse the poor quality of the photo – I took it quickly this morning with my iPad under dim lights. But what a difference having a binding partially sewn on makes to the way the quilt looks!

About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, is my playground!
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2 Responses to Binding

  1. Nina says:

    I’m always amazed how the quilt transforms with each step. Seeing the blocks set next to each other becomes better when they’re sewn into rows, better when the rows are together, better when the quilting is done and then better yet with the binding! You would think that I would get used to that but it amazes me every time. This one is looking great!

  2. Heidi says:

    Oh my is that one mine! 🙂

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