I noticed the other day that when Bonnie Hunter binds a quilt, she trims the excess batting and backing away first, then she machine sews the binding on before hand stitching it closed.
I apply the binding first, then trim away the excess. I’ve always thought that it gave me more to hang onto while I was sewing the binding down.
But, I rarely get an extremely straight seam when I attach the binding. It’s never been much of a problem. The tiny bit I drift disappears as I hand stitch the binding to the back. I noticed that Bonnie, because she has trimmed before she attaches, uses a seam guide that likely helps her get a straighter line. I think I’m going to have to try that next time.
I can hardly wait to finish this one. I folded the binding and attached it this morning and now I just need to trim and start the hand stitches.
I finally got a good picture of the quilting.
I’m pretty much lovin’ that.
It’s going to be a great cuddle quilt for the winter. Perfect size, perfect weight.
Now, how fast can I hand stitch about a half mile of binding down?
Be well. Have a great Thursday. Lane