Monday, 15 July 2013

Binding x 2

This past week I have been doing some binding.  2 quilts..... The first one I wanted to have a go at this 'new to me' binding method where you machine stitch your binding down on the back, flip it over and hand stitch with a running stitch (don't go through to the bottom).  I used 2 strands of DMC.... I totally love this effect, it makes it look more snugly, if you know what I mean.  And its quicker!  When I do it the traditional way, my stitches are smaller, therefore takes longer!  More on this quilt later.


The other quilt is my Tilda one.  I am really, REALLY loving it!  Binding the traditional way, and thats only because I sewed it on before I actually started hand binding the top one.  I cant wait to show you.... soon I promise!

 
How do you bind your quilts?

7 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The traditional way...but I do like the other way...may have to try this thanks Sarah...

Noela said...

The same as your second photo. I like your new method though and think it would look nice on quilts with lots of embroidery on them. Hugs.....

Susan said...

I do the traditional way too.....but rather like your running stitch method......wish you'd done this post a few days ago as it would have suited my baby quilt.

Chookyblue...... said...

I bind mine like you do in the bottom pic......Can't see the stitches........

Lynda said...

I'm a traditional girl too but I can see that the running stitch would suit lots of quilts.

marina said...

love the look of the running stitch to hold down the binding. Will definitely have a go. Your tilda quilt looks amazing. So pretty.

Bec said...

I bind the traditional way but when I had over 20 baby-SB quilts to do in less than two months I tried cluckclucksew's machine binding method and it worked a treat. However this method wouldn't suit every quilt, and for most quilts I will continue to go traditional to bind.