Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bias Binding

After quilting my wedding ring sample, I decided to go ahead and bind it so it wouldn't be considered a UFO anymore. I've never done bias binding before, and I'd never bound a curvy quilt before either, but I know they go hand in hand.

I cut off the extra backing and batting off from around the blocks (carefully!) with a small rotary cutter, and then I just took some of the left over background fabric and cut it at a 45 degree angle. It's definitely a lot different to press and sew this binding, but I just went for it. It came out ok, but I definitely need more practice for those inside corners.

I still need to hand stitch the back of the binding, but I figure I can do that over the holiday, when I'm spending time with family instead of in the sewing room!










16 comments:

  1. Love the gray and yellow! I've wanted to make a pickle dish/double wedding for a long time, but so much time is needed. Also, you're free motion quilting is great, I aspire to that level of control on my home machine.

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    1. Thanks! I was trying out a set of templates. It was my first time doing curved piecing too! It's definitely a commitment!

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  2. Wow!! Yeah, definitely MUST have bias binding for this project. I do bias ALL the time except for the rare occasion when I want straight stripes. I just find it far more forgiving in application and much more durable over time. I'm impressed that your first bias foray is such a slugger, too! Those inner angles can be really tricky. Love your quilting.

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    1. Thanks! I definitely didn't know what I was in for!

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  3. Hi Megan. Awesome fmq! Visiting through Freshly Pieced

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  4. What a great little tester project. I like trying things out on a smaller scale too. Looks like you packed a lot of learning in one great little sample.

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  5. Love this quilt and all the different kinds of quilting!

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  6. Hi, this is my first visit here through Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge. I love your beautiful sampler.. and that is my favourite colour combo at the moment.. You did a great job on quilting them! Looking good with the bias binding too! Congratulation! I am new to quilting and blogging too, come and visit me at http://littlemushroomcap.blogpot.com, its great to be sharing same interest. Have fun finishing the binding!

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  7. Love some of the different quilting you have done. Bubbles are so much fun.

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  8. So pretty! The quilting and the color combo are gorgeous. I did binding over thanksgiving, it's a good project for a long car trip.

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  9. This is great - gorgeous quilting :)

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  10. Beautiful! I love the FMQ you did!

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  11. I have those templates - yet to be brave enough to use them! Congratulations!

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    1. thanks! this was the 'practice' run before I try to make a real quilt.

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  12. Love the quilting! A scalloped border is on my bucket list...very intimidating!

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