Big Stitch Binding Looks Great and Wears Well
June 17, 2018 |
| Quilting How-To
Plus It’s Just as Simple to Do as the Usual Way!
Have you ever hand sewn a binding in place only to have the thread snap when someone tugged on the quilt’s edge? It’s heartbreaking to have to repair something you’ve worked so hard to complete but bindings can be a bit fragile (especially if kids are involved!).
Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting has developed a solution that looks great and wears remarkably well. Instead of hand sewing the binding around the back, she “quilts” it in place with sturdy perle cotton.
The stitches just go through the binding and backing (and maybe a bit of the batting). Since they don’t go through all the layers, the stitches don’t show on the front. Although, you could reverse the process so they do. Machine stitch the binding to the back of the quilt and “quilt” it down on the front.
If you’ve hand quilted, you’ll find this process if very similar. And, it goes just as quickly as stitching down a binding the usual way.
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