Ready for hand stitching
Yesterday I learned that it takes a lot longer to research, think about and agonize over doing a piped binding than it actually takes to do it. I used the Piping Hot Binding technique and tool and it was really quite easy.
8/16/2016 11:15:41 am
I haven't tried the tool you mentioned. Good to hear it was easy. I have a DVD by Ricky Tims (I think it's called Grand Finale or something like that) and he has a segment on binding with a piping. It took a lot of note taking to get all the steps. I used it on two quilts. It was a lot of work but gives such a nice finish, plus it's all applied by machine. I like hand sewing but I'm not fast at it, so sewing the binding to the back by hand takes a long time! I love your choice of the light pink against the teal. It's a nice accent.
8/16/2016 11:17:46 am
I just realized your method is different that Ricky's. Looks like you will be hand sewing it to the back?
8/16/2016 11:33:45 am
You're right about the piping. I've had the same problem and always have to re-read the instructions. Much more complicated to think about than to do.
8/16/2016 12:01:44 pm
I had thought about that one for the last quilt but then did it a different way - I do like the piping and might try it sometime time
Becky in VA
8/16/2016 04:17:14 pm
Perfect finish to this awesome quilt! That little binding tool takes the work out of it.
8/16/2016 09:46:44 pm
Your piping looks terrific, Vicki!
8/17/2016 08:09:50 am
I have never done any piping but I have seen LOTS of methods. One day I will have to try it.
8/17/2016 09:44:26 am
The piping adds such a bit of elegance to this quilt! I piped a quilt once. My piping cord was some much bigger cord. I rounded off the corners of the quilt to make sewing the piping on easier. The cord was too big to sew on square corners.
8/17/2016 06:41:17 pm
Love the colour choice for the piping! Piping is like a lot of things ... much easier to do than think about them!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.