Saturday, January 18, 2014

Binding Family Ties #2

Family Ties #2 is back from the longarm quilter, and just like Family Ties #1, it's beautiful.  Thanks Sue!  I just love the quilting design she used.  Here's a shot of the back so you can really see the quilting.

The binding is a scrappy  mix of all the tie fabrics, and it adds so much interest to the quilt.

I sewed the binding to the front of the quilt last night, then machine stitched it to the back this morning.  I'm really hooked on this method of stitching-in-the-ditch to secure the back side of the binding, now that I've got it down pat.  I think it's much more secure than hand stitching, and should last a lifetime - hopefully several!  The first few times I tried this method, I had to go back and redo a few spots where I missed the edge of the binding, but on the the last few quilts it has turned out perfect!  I guess a little practice helps afterall...

Now it just needs to be labeled and shipped...

1 comment:

  1. Love it Kathy. Sue did a great job with the quilting. Love that too.


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