|"Whimsical Drawings" 20" X 19"|
Remember when I asked what takes you from Meh to Must do it? (read all about it here)
Would you just look at that background fabric??
It has found it's way into three of my quilts.
I poked holes in the little cardboard embellishment with an awl, then attached it with beads.
The little drawings were quilted on batting, then binding put on and they were appliqued to the background so that they stand up like little paintings.
It was all carefully measured before being attached to the background, yet somehow it went wonky.
Let's just say it's ironic, that the placard says perfectly simple!
Now for the tutorial on how I do the faux piped binding technique. I originally saw it on a blog (see my tutorials page for hers) and that person said she saw it in 2012 in American Quilter magazine.
Since I am showing people how to do it at the Annapolis quilt show this weekend, I thought I'd show you too!
Sew these two together along the length with a 1/4" seam
Press that seam toward the piping color. Then...
Fold in half wrong sides together and press. See the cute little edge of piping color??
|sleeve after basting|
Cut sleeve 9 inches wide and hem the sides. Place opened sleeve along the top of the quilt, right side of sleeve to backing and baste in place about 1/8" . Draw with chalk a line about 4 3/8 from the top. Hand baste along side, chalk line and up the other side, thru only the back and batting. Fold the sleeve up to the top matching edges
.Now you're ready to bind. With the back of the quilt facing up, and the binding ( piping color showing to you) sew around the quilt, with a large quarter to 3/8" seam line. Miter the corners as usual.
This method is all done by machine.
So now the sleeve is on, the binding is done, and you're done! If you want to see the piped edge closer, please click on the first image or look at the little poodle shot.
I hope to figure out how to video tutes in the future.
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