|Corner of quilt back - quilting extends to the edge|
A wonderful quilt was in our donation box last month - guild members leave them there and we often have no idea who made them. It has a very clever binding idea for us all.
The quilt backing is flannel. Notice that the very cool quilting extends to the very edge of the quilt.
Extra backing was included. It is folded to the front to make a generous self binding.
|Corner of quilt front|
I'd love to know who donated this quilt and how you learned this technique. It makes a very sturdy and practical finish for a child's quilt.
Great idea. Love the quilting on this one too.ReplyDelete
That is a nice quilt, and quilting pattern. I'd love to know how to do this without getting big lumps in the corners. All I've found so far, is how to miter corners using separate binding.ReplyDelete
Quilting...I just love it all..ReplyDelete
Go here: http://blog.shopmartingale.com/quilting-sewing/finishing-binding-on-quilts/ReplyDelete
About the middle of the article you'll see the method of bring the back forward and mitering the corners. Very easy to do.
great tutorial - thanks for sharing that!ReplyDelete
This is how my grandmother bound her quilts for years. It is an old style that seems to be coming back again.ReplyDelete
One of my local guild friends does hundreds of quilts for kids her in the high desert of so cal. She uses this method for finishing her quilts. Goes quickly and looks good. I have an old quilt from the 40's that does the same thing. Not many of us get thrilled about binding a quilt except for the idea of finishing!ReplyDelete
I love this. must try !ReplyDelete
As a hand quilter, who has been quilting for 30+ years, I have used this many times although I have never made it 1.5 inches in depth. It's not a new technique.ReplyDelete
My mom used this technique for years. The problem is that the edges wear through much more quickly that the current methods. It is, however, very easy to do.ReplyDelete