On Thursday I attended a workshop run by Sew This and That. The very talented Kath gave us some hints and clues about different methods of binding our quilts. As always, even if you have made dozens of quilts and managed to bind them well, there are always things to be learnt in a workshop.
We needed to have 4 quilted pieces 10 inches x 12 inches and 1 piece12 inch square prepared beforehand. Each of these were treated differently.
Techniques we used were adding ricrac over the top of the binding seam, single fold binding, top stitching binding down on the right side of the quilt, using a faux peeper, adding a fine piping under the binding, and the circle one.
The method used to work out the length of the binding for the circle was good - no maths involved, and as long as we were accurate it worked perfectly. The person sitting next to me was heard to say "thats close enough" when measuring, and guess what - it wasnt. Her binding ended up being a good inch too big.
I decided to make mine in coordinating fabric so that (providing they turned out well enough) they could be used as placemats. Mine are going into my birthday stash gifty box. I figured that even though each of them was a little different in the finish, they would still make a great set.