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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Binding Diamond Jubilee
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.