Thursday, May 26, 2016

Binding Diamond Jubilee

I'm getting there. The binding is sewn to three sides of the quilt. Tonight I'll sew down the last side and start folding the edge over to the front and pin it there.

Regular readers know I hand sew my binding to the FRONT of my quilts. My Mom taught me to blindstitch many years ago. I used to sew my binding down on the back, but an experience over 30 years ago changed my mind. You can read about that here.

I never thought much about my blindstitching, but three certified quilt appraisers (including the vaunted Gerald Roy) have missed it when appraising my quilts. The first time I said something about it when Gerry was appraising my quilts he popped out of his chair like a jack-in-the-box to go back to the quilt and check.

"Why did he do that?" I asked my pal Julie later.

"Because he missed it," she said. "He's not supposed to miss stuff like that."

"Yeah, but so what? What's so special about my blindstitching?"

"Lynne, not only can nobody see your stitches, but your binding lies so flat and it's so even, that it just doesn't look like it was done by hand."

"Isn't that the way it's supposed to look?" I asked.

5 comments:

Nancy J said...

That is super with the backing, is that another stunning Kaffee fabric? And your binding, a great tutorial to show us all,( I hopped back for that) invisible is so right, and at the front, a perfect finish.

Just Ducky said...

Work so well done, even the expert overlooked it. Well done!

Mary Howland said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. The first is for your blog posts which 99% of the time tell me something I need to know like today about the blind hem stitch with the tutorial! Secondly, I love the Flight of Fancy quilt and just found the tutorial - yay. Third, I so appreciate the sewing studio tour. It gives so many ideas which could be me or other quilters. I guess there should be s fourth "thank you" for sharing with us!

Millie said...

You are most welcome Mary.

Browndirtcottage said...

I see a fabulous finish on the horizon! Your binding choice is great Lynne. Can't wait to see!

Enjoyed your binding story too.