Create Better Bindings with Tips from a Quilt Show Judge

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It’s All About Extending the Life of Your Quilt!

Whether you already enter quilt shows, want to enter shows or quilt just because you love to quilt, there’s much you can learn from quilt show judges. One area that judges tend to pay special attention to are bindings.

In an informative article, NQA Certified Judge  Stacey Koehler comments:

“What’s the big deal with judges and the binding? Seriously, if I could look back on all the comment sheets I’ve dictated over the past 13 years, probably 95% of them have a binding comment on them and the other 5% would have some other edge finishing remark.”

Create Better Bindings with Tips from a Quilt Show Judge

Detail from “Blueberry Pickle” by Jenny Bacon. Found on Flickr.

She goes on to explain why bindings receive so much attention from judges. While the quality of a binding says much about the quiltmaker’s artistry and skills, it’s also the quilt’s first line of defense against wear and tear.

Create Better Bindings with Tips from a Quilt Show Judge

“Blueberry Pickle” by Jenny Bacon. Found on Flickr.

A subpar binding tends to wear faster and can shorten the life of a quilt. Fortunately, Stacey explains what features make up a sturdy, protective binding that will last for many years to come.

Learn more in the following article found on the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges website.

Click here for the “Little Things 1” article.


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