Monday, November 29, 2010
And the Champeen IS......
Lots of quilters talk about binding a quilt totally by machine. No biggie, they say. Just stitched that binding on in no time at all. Well, I've always done it by hand which, as we all know, is very time consuming. So, I thought I'd just give this new-fangled machine binding a try.
My very best source for this kind of information, Karen, of the Maple Leaf (online) Quilt Guild, stitches her binding on the backside first. OK, I can do that.
Next, she turns the binding (double fold binding BTW) to the right side and uses a decorative stitch to topstitch the binding. Hmmmm.....my machine doesn't have a lot of decorative stitches. It's got Zig-Zag. That's pretty decorative, right?
I have to admit, it looks pretty good.
What would Grandma Coco do differently next time?
She would take the time to turn the corners and tack them in place first.....or maybe just a little more practice is all that's required. (Why do you suppose she isn't showing you the corners? Ah, well, there's always next time.)
So, to recap.....Grandma Coco ....one.....Machine.....Zip!!