I’m going to tell you a little story about binding the quilt I showed you yesterday….
First let me say, I am not a purist. I sew my binding down by machine….The first quilts I made I sewed the binding down by hand but after stitches came loose a couple times I decided to use my sewing machine to tackle binding jobs.
Typically, I sew the binding to the back, bring it around and sew it down on the front. I know my quilts end up “looking different” but I don’t mind or care. Last week, I wanted to get a binding finished before I went to bed so I sat down and QUICKLY sewed it on. I was tired and didn’t realize that I had sewn the binding to the front! Now what? I didn’t want to hand sew it down. Then I remembered a tutorial I had seen from Patchwork Times, showing how to machine bind….. I decided to try it.
Here is the binding sewn down on the front.
Here is how I pinned it down.
Yes, the pins are on the back, and yes, you do run over the pins as you sew. You are sewing VERY slowly so it isn’t a big deal though.
I sewed “in the ditch” on the front side of the quilt.
Sew VERY slowly…..all the way around. I thought the corners would be tricky but I managed them just fine!
Here is what it looks like from the front and back.
My biggest fear in trying this method was that I wouldn’t catch the binding on the back side….but No Fear….I caught it all the way around….even the corners.
I think I am a convert. I think this is the method I will be using to sew my bindings on from now on.