|Oh Yeah! A SewPsyched! Triangle Quilt Along finish!!|
Binding. Who'd a thunk it??!
Now, I don't know about you, but I have a hateful relationship with binding. Not a love/hate relationship like I love ice cream, but hate how it make my thighs look like cottage cheese, but a hate-hate one, like fire hates ice and like some people feel about onions, or, possibly, limburger cheese.
|Think I'm kidding? Every one of these quilts|
is FINISHED and is waiting for ...
I hate spending more time cutting a bias binding than I spent, total, in college (and that's a looonnng time!), and I hate how I always have to redo my bindings after the first wash because I missed a spot, or how when I try to machine bind them the stitching that is supposed to lie close and snug to the edge of the binding wanders about like a troop of peripatetic ants. (And yes, I had to use that word because I finally learned it after a thousand attempts, and when will I ever use it again??! )
But no more!!!
|Check out that binding! I OWN that binding. And how|
do ya like the quilting I did in the Flower sections?
Do you have a sound track to your life? I do. And my sound track to binding was more like grinding, gnashing, rusty gears, or the sound of a train coming to a screeching halt. Tug tug, curse, threaten, tug tug, screech! You get my drift. As a matter of fact, my husband has always thought that quilters were some of the major philosophers of the world, because the only sounds he heard drifting down from the sewing room were agonized,
But, THIS TIME, after my binding and I faced off like UFC champs contesting the title - sweating, cursing and groin punching-I came across several calm and lovely tutorials that have completely changed my perspective, and my attitude.
|That's right, baby, mitred corners. Every single stinking|
one of them ;)
They worked so well that now when I bind by machine my sound track is songs by Rod Stewart.
Come on, sing along, you know you want to!!
"If you want my body, and you think I'm sexy, come on sugar..."
That's right, girl. I OWN binding now. I am bindings' BOSS.
You rock Girls!!!
|That's the hubster doing his first|
quilt appearance. He knows I'm sexy, too ;)
For this binding, I used clear thread (thanks, Katy) in the bobbin and needle, and used the Fabulously Fast Binding Tutorial from Lily's Quilts (thanks, Lynne!). You might also like this tutorial from Sew Fresh Quilts on how to turn corners when binding a triangle quilt.
The fabulous Quilt Musings left a link at the bottom of this post to an awesome way to stop being peripatetic by using a stitch in the ditch foot. Tutorial by From the Blue Chair.
And now you can rock out to fabulous 80's pop tunes while you sew, too!
The Bee-Inspired Quilt is a Finish!! As part of the Finish Along quarter 2 at the Littlest Thistle. Check out my original list of things to finish, here.