When you make a quilt, at some point you will have to consider the quilt binding . You may opt for an elaborate binding that makes an impact on the overall design, a simple and subtle binding, or no binding at all. When binding a small quilt, such as a postcard, it's usually best to keep it simple...
7 May 2013
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Our foremothers knew how to make a quilt using only what they had, from scraps of fabric to natural dyes. But, quilt making the frugal and eco-friendly way was easier for them: they didn't have much of a choice. Pioneer women didn't have fabric stores, and even our own mothers didn't have...
9 Jan 2013
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I may have mentioned that binding a quilt is my least favorite part of the quilt-making process. But I've realized that if I'm going to reduce the number of UFOs in my studio, I'm going to have to learn how to bind a quilt in a way that I enjoy. Jane Dávila uses a hand sewn "chicken...
I will be the first to admit that quilt binding is not my favorite part of the quilt-making process. I understand that binding a quilt frames it and, done correctly, enhances the design of the body of the fiber art piece. And of course, if you're going to use a quilt (rather than hang it on a wall...