Friday, September 26, 2008

All Bound Up on a Rainy Weekend.

Yep, I'll be bound up in binding over my head this weekend. I have two quilts to cut and apply binding on. I'll be cutting, pressing, adhering and binding the "Oopsy Daisy" quilt below. I'm going to use one of the red fabrics in the quilt. That is, if I can remember what I did with the fabric. It's somewhere around this place. This quilt will be a little over 315" of binding to create and add. I plan on hand sewing this one down on back. So, I don't think I'll finish it all this weekend. I'll be happy if I finish creating the binding and sew it to the quilt.

Which raises a question from me to you. When you add a different color binding to the quilt other than the quilt fabric itself, what color thread do you use? On this one, the red binding will be a huge contrast to the b/w front and the black backing. Should I use black thread or red?

The second quilt I will be creating binding for and adding is my friend's memory quilt. This one will be about 250" of binding. This one, I'm adding black binding on black border. This way allows me to machine sew down the binding without it being so evident when I come in close on the binding on the back.

I'll have plenty of time to add this binding since it's going to be a rainy weekend here in Central PA. That's OK, hubby's off today with me and we'll do a little running and then Saturday and Sunday will be spent sewing since hubby works weekends. I'll just plop in my new "Sex and the City" dvd and start sewing the binding.

Hope you have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by

1 comment:

  1. For me the thread doesn't matter until I hand tack it to the back. Even then I try to make it mostly invisible so I like to use a silky thread. For yours either will do I would think.