Friday 12 March 2010

Binding & Corners

I've been searching on t'internet and in books for a while now, looking for any tutorial that shows my method of doing binding and corners. I find it very hard to believe there is something that I have invented... he he he.. I found many video clips that show you how to machine the binding and how to turn the corners, similar to my way, but the way I hand stitch the reverse side and turn the corners... none! I'm thinking I should try to show you, you might like it? It's the way I teach my ladies (and my guy) to turn corners.... don't really know how to do a tutorial, I will try over the weekend... just a few photos right??
The down side of stitching binding, for me? The next step is the label... I have no clue why I stumble at the label stage, I don't mind making them, it's not like they take up a lot of time or too much effort... so why do I make the quilt wait so long for a label?.... I have several waiting now, probably time for another label marathon... ewwwww!


Birte said...

Hi Angie
Oh yes,please show how to make nice corners.
You showed me once, long time ago, but my corners are more or less "accidental"
Have a nice weekend

Birte said...

Hi Angie
I have the same problems with labels. I only made them for quilts I gave away.
Maybe we should start with the label and then make the quilt???:))
xxxx Birte

Wendy said...

You know, I have the same problem with labels. And I'm not sure why either!

me said...

Hi Angie!
Not sure how you do your binding and corners- but as for the label, maybe this will help you on your next quilt:
My quilt teacher made us put our label on with some product like Wonder Under (a fusible web) BEFORE we started quilting. That way, the label is well-quilted right into the quilt and pretty much impossible for someone who might want to steal the quilt, to get that label off without ruining the stitching. An extra measure of security for our works of art, and a way to take the guess work and procrastination out of the picture!
I do it even for little wall quilts I make, it's easier to stay in the habit of it... lol
Just a thought! Happy quilting!

Angie said...

That is a good idea Christa, I was given the same advice a while ago, 'quilt over the label for safety'... it still requires me to remember the label though, it's an easy thing to forget... I try to remember to sew a triangle folded label into the binding... never remembered yet! he he he