One day, in a galaxy, far, far away… and not so long ago I was hanging out and chatting with a friend. I don’t even know what we were talking about but the above quilt came up. Specifically the focus was on the wide binding. I was intrigued. “Wide binding” I thought. ”What must that do to the quilt visually?” I had to see it! I asked if she would bring it to Sit-and-Sew.
Gosh what a charming quilt. It’s all snuggly and just the right colorway. Wide binding really works on the right quilt. It adds the perfect element of interest here. It’s not too much. It’s not bulky. It catches your eye but in an ever so subtle way. It works well here balanced with the inner border. Classic lines. I thought you might appreciate seeing this. Possibly you haven’t thought of this before or maybe you have? Maybe you’ll think of giving this a try?
The math is a 6″ wide cut for your binding and fold in half. Sew to the quilt with a 1″ seam, apply as usual. That’s the ticket to make it work. One inch!
While we’re on the subject of binding, I’ve taken up the tip from Debbie (click here) for basting your binding in place. I can tell already this is going to be easier on my hands which brings me to….
The Good News. I’m really starting to recover the wrist strain. Yeah!!! Cutting is still painful and I’m not up to speed yet but by golly I can do a bit of machine sewing and hand-piecing. So I’m about off restriction and ready to be let loose on y’all. How about you, have any good news to share? I’m gonna random generate a number and grab a gallon ziplock bag of my nicely sized CW backgrounds/shirting scraps for you if you care to share some good news. I don’t know how long until I pull that number but maybe a few days.
Nice to be here with you, sharing and close to all healed up!