Tuesday, June 12, 2012

{Sneak Peek} binding-palooza!



420" of binding cut for the custom King sized quilt I'm working on...
Strips cut to 2.5" wide since I'll be handing stitching it down. 
(Yes, I know it takes immensely more time than machine binding, but I want this quilt to be of heirloom quality, and I consider hand binding it to be... well... the "proper" way of finishing a quilt.)


I'm jumping a bit ahead as the quilt itself isn't quilted yet! I just ordered 10 yards of fabric for the backing so while I wait for that to arrive... minus well do something useful, right?!

What's keeping your sewing machine hopping this week?


 

8 comments:

Heather D. said...

Wowza! That's a lot of binding. I'm binding a quilt too, but only 68"x76", so less than 300" total. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous.

butwehavethistreasure said...

Ooh, pretty. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

Emily V.

Kwilty Pleasures said...

My machine gets a break this week while I hang out at NQA. Love the binding fabric choices.
Kathy at Kwilty.pleasures.blogspot.com

Kwilty Pleasures said...

Dang. My blog is kwiltypleasures.blogspot.com. Sorry bout that extra . Hope to see you at the Columbus Modern Meet up on Sat. Lots of great door prizes rolling in.

Shankevia said...

Hand binding has become the custom for me. Love the fabrics you are using.

Sally said...

The binding strips are beautiful, just on their own, so I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

It depends on the quilt whether I hand stitch or machine stitch the binding. If I am making a gift, definitely hand stitched...I would feel way too guilty if I machine stitched.

Leslie said...

wow that is a gorgeous bunch of binding!!! and a whole lot of backing fabric

Susanne said...

I am on your side: from Mug Rug to King Size I only hand sew my binding (to the back). I also prefer the blind hem/slip stitch instead of the whip stitch. Nearly invisible and more durable.
Susanne