Give Your Quilt’s Binding a Special Finish
November 2, 2016 |
| Quilting How-To
Three Excellent Tutorials for Using Decorative Machine Stitches to Secure Bindings!
The beautiful machine embroidery stitch used to secure the binding of a lovely quilt got us to thinking about bindings. The standard approach is to stitch them down by hand or machine, making the stitching as invisible as possible.
Some quilters will stitch down a binding by machine, allowing the straight stitching to show. But look what happens when the stitching becomes part of the overall design. That extra touch adds so much to the finished quilt.
Photo courtesy of Ketros Blog.
We were unable to find instructions for that sweet quilt but we did find other tutorials for attaching bindings with decorative machine stitches.
Secure a Binding with a Machine Blanket Stitch
Binding with a blanket stitch is an easy place to begin. We All Sew. The instructions are somewhat specific to the Bernina, but you’ll find great tips regardless of what machine you use.
provides an excellent tutorial on
Decorative Stitches Make the Binding Extra Pretty
Aurifil also provides a helpful tutorial. It’s from Aggy Burczyk and works with any decorative stitch.
Give some thought to finishing off your next quilt with decorative stitching. You’re sure to love the special touch it provides.
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