Thursday, October 30, 2008
A binding matter
Last night, I spent time at my quilting heaven to take a class on how to bind quilts. You quilty people know all about this, for those newbies, binding is what you see on the left -- that border that goes around the quilt, sort of sealing your the raw edges and layers of a top, batting and a bottom together. It's half done by machine and half done by hand. (The machine part takes maybe half an hour. The by hand part takes HOURS.)
I won't post pictures of my current binding project because it's a gift for a reader and I want them to be really blown away when they see it for the first time.
Anyway, the method of binding a quilt is as varied as quilts themselves. Every person has a slightly different method. And I think it's all about personal preference. Here's a pretty good how-to that pretty much matches how I learned.