11 hours ago
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Quilt Binding - by Machine
So I've been wanting to try binding quilts with my machine, instead of by hand. A queen sized quilt can take me 10-12 hours of hand stitching to get that binding done, but machine binding is so much faster! Rita over at Red Pepper Quilts does most (if not all) of her quilts this way, and so I thought, hey, why not atleast try it? Click on her link and it will take you directly her to binding tutorial.
So I did. And it was quite successful! I finished the binding on two stroller sized quilts (about 17" x 21") in 30 minutes, including pinning! I placed a quilting pin ever 3-4" to keep it nice and flat, and voila! Really not hard! I'd suggest you try it... unless you enjoy hand binding... which I used to... but with an almost 6mo old... my time is limited! Now off you go! Let me know if you have or will try it!
I still think hand binding is superior to machine binding, but I'm old school. I consider it the "proper" way to finish a quilt... but if I just need to getRdone, I'm all for it~