Monday, February 10, 2014

Design Wall Monday

It's actually off the wall, but I've completed the quilting on the geese quilt for Baby C. My daughter and I chose a plaid for the binding that I wanted to do as a bias binding. 


Last time I made bias binding two weeks ago I used the square method. I decided to do that again but needed help with calculations. I found this in my search: http://www.sew4home.com/tips-resources/sewing-tips-tricks/bias-binding-figuring-yardage-cutting-making-attaching
Sorry I can't shorten the link when I'm mobile blogging on the bus!  Anyway, the steps were clear and easy. 


At this point you trimmed the first strip' sends like the others and proceeded with joining the strips as usual.  My estimate was off, somehow, and I should have cut my square a bit bigger. So, add a little more to your binding measurements and round up, people!  
I'm happy to say the binding is all on at this point and except for closing the corners and attaching a label, the quilt is finished!  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times. 

5 comments:

Janet O. said...

I love bias binding with stripes and plaids. Bet this looks great!

Shay said...

I've never used a bias binding. Thanks to your pictures I now have an idea of how to cut it!

Looking forward to seeing Baby C's quilt .

Kate said...

Love the plaid binding. I've never tried bias binding, doesn't look as hard as I thought it was. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Stephanie said...

Oooo I really like the plaid. Thanks for the bias binding link.

Patrica said...

Call me 'challenged' but I have never been able to figure out how to do this. Please come to my hose and show me. I want bias plaid binding wawwwwwwwwwwwww!