Monday, February 04, 2008

Another Baby Quilt Finished

I finally finished that baby quilt that I bought the fabric for ages ago! I used my favorite one-patch, four-patch baby quilt pattern and I had the entire top made and quilted in a day. I also had the binding machine sewn on. Turning the binding to the back by hand, however, is another thing. It took four sittings for me to hand-turn the binding to the back. What is it about me and hand-turning the binding to the back?? I really like doing hand appliqué but something about hand-turning the binding really bores me :) I have friends that just LOVE doing it and can't wait to start the binding. Me? Not so much! It is the last step in making the quilt but I will put it off for as long as possible. Yes, I do know various ways to machine bind; but, I just don't like the look of them as much. How pathetic is that? :) I like the look but I don't like to bind by hand. LOL! Enough on my rant about binding.

What is your favorite way of binding?


Joyce said...

I hand turn the binding too, but don't enjoy it much. Still it looks so much better than trying to do it all by machine that it's worth it.

Vicki W said...

It's a really cute quilt. Honestly I never hand turn a binding on a baby quilt or any other quilt that I think will get a lot of use. I either sew the binding to the back and then topstitch from the front (sometimes with a decorative stitch) or I use Sharon Schamber's method. Search youtube for her name and you will find her video instruction. I can't access youtube at work or I'd send you the link.

Niki said...

Beautiful quilt. I actually cheat a bunch on binding. I machine bind the whole thing LOL. Even my small doll quilts. Start on back, turn to front, stitch. I do miter corners, however LOL. I love simple quilts, like this.