Sunday, January 20, 2013
The call: "Mom , I'm sending you a package" me..."OK" "If you can help me that would be great" me... "Oh/" "yeah, I HATE binding and I need it for the beginning of February" me..."WHAT?" "yeah, I know, it's short notice" me... "um...I guess I have no choice?" "Well it's in the mail" me..."hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha: The girl OWES me BIG!!!! The purpose of my posts is to encourage those new to quilting! I am not an expert in any way and I am learning just like the rest of you. Trial and error. I hope that my posts motivate you and help you along your own quilting journey! I am trying to pay it forward so to speak in response to all of those quilters out there that encourage me every day! I read your posts and thank God for the internet! Ya'll are amazing! (ok....so I'm not Southern, but I am so envious of those of you who grew up in quilting homes!) So for those of you who HATE binding...he's a few photo's that I hope will make it easier! I use 2 1/2" strips, joined together and folded and pressed in half. I start sewing it to my quilt about 12" down the binding and always start on the middle of one side of the quilt. I sew 1/2" on top and normally use my walking foot so it doesn't bunch on the bottom. (this is after you have trimmed the quilt) The corner is a new tip that I tried. Sew to the corner like so:
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Happy New Year! My birthday is days after the celebrations! I was a spoiled gal and was given a new KoboArc by Chef Murphy. Can blog reading get any better! I can browse, update, read anywhere with the internet hooked up. OK so I'm not a true geek because I don't know the proper names to all the electronic thingies. I'll learn slowly and I'm ok with that! Anything new is a challenge, but a grateful one! I was looking at purchasing a tablet as I always browse for new ideas and blog hop to find out what everyone else is doing. Then I was looking at a new laptop, but then again, it's pretty hard to use on public transport, etc. Chef Murphy couldn't have found anything better! I am thrilled!