Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's a bind - straight to the birthday stash

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.  

12 comments:

shez said...

these are so pretty Marilyn and what an interesting thing to learn,well done great additions to the pressie box.xx

Jusmom1 said...

Gosh, I REALLY need to learn how to do those types of binding! Does she have a Craftsy class I could take?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I need to learn this one as well....

Susan said...

I think we all need to move to Morayfield - you sure get some useful classes at that place.
they look great - and they will make a great set

Anneliese said...

So, I think the pressie box mentioned by Shez, is the birthday box, the hasty one, when you need something in the next 5 minutes. A perfect idea. Your samples are great, beautifully done, I looked at them enlarged. Perfect. I will also have to move to a place like Morayfield......

Fiona said...

great to learn some new tips and skills at the same time build up the giftie box.... your placemats are great...
Hugz

De said...

Always great to get some new tips! Your placemats look fantastic and are always a handy thing to have.

Helen said...

Sounds interesting,I could use one of those classes...

Michelle Ridgway said...

It's interesting how we can always learn a little more or do something a little differently isn't it. Love the ric rac version. They will be lovely gifts.

Wendy said...

All your samples look great! I didn't realise there were so many ways to apply binding

Dianne said...

That workshop sounds brilliant. Does Kath travel? I am sure some of our ladies would love a little workshop like this. There is always something to learn!! Your pieces are well done and pretty. Di.

Maureen Clare said...

They look great. Gosh I wish Morayfield was closer to Ippy. Great colours too Marilyn.Thanks for sharing