Friday, December 28, 2007

Lady quilts the blues


After getting some much-needed advice from Carolyn, I got a walking foot for my machine, and in no time I'd quilted this bad boy. Now comes my favourite part: attaching the binding by hand. (I find that dollar-store bobby pins do an excellent job of keeping a quilt's binding in place for hand sewing.)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

yay! I LOVE hand sewing on the binding, it's my fave part - means the quilt is nearly done! The bobby pin idea is genius. i have been using those hair clips that bend and lock in the middle, but the bobby pins would hold as well and you can get closer to them with your stitching before having to move them. Will try on my next quilt.
Kellie

Romi said...

I love the fabric combinations!

Javajem said...

Bobby pins! What an awesome idea! I'll definitely have to try that.

dorkyquilts said...

Just wanted to stop my long-timing lurking for a moment to let you know how much I enjoy your blog! I visit at least 50 blogs every morning, but yours is my absolute favorite. I love that you use acrylic yarn, sew blouses out of bed sheets, knit items from old pattern books, and take us thrift shopping with you. Thanks for being such a bright spot in my day.
Aloha, Lisa Boyer
Author of "That Dorky Homemade Look" and "Stash Envy"
PS. Hand-sewing the binding is my favorite part, too.

Jo Stockton said...

I agree, the bobbi pin trick is fantastic. I'm always sick of pinning when I get to the binding anyway! The quilt itself looks great. Love those anchors!

knitty_kat said...

What a clever idea!!

Mia said...

A walking foot is the only way to go for machine quilting. And I love the hand sewing of the folded over binding as well. I use metal hair clips to hold my binding down. They don't shift and stay put until you move them.

Seanna Lea said...

I love the bobby pin idea. I have a tendency to buy things like bobby pins even though my hair is often too short to use them. It will be good to find a use for them.

Nicole said...

Those bobby pins are genius! I can see why you're "Brainy Lady"!
I'll be trying that on my current baby quilt. Thanks!