It Works Nicely for Potholders, Placemats, and More!
Do you love the look of round potholders, trivets, and placemats but the thought of binding them turns you off?
Eileen Johnson from Simply Eileen has developed an excellent, nearly foolproof method for binding round quilt projects. Give it a try and enjoy the polished results.
First, start with fabric strips cut on the bias or bias tape. You’ll find that the fabric stretches and molds nicely to the curves for a smooth finish. Tips for cutting bias strips can be found here.
Eileen uses clips along with Roxanne Glue-Baste-It (pressed dry) to hold the binding in place. The glue does not gum up the needle and washes out when you’re done.
She also likes to sew down the top edge with a blanket stitch for a neat finish.
Details can be found in the following short video and accompanying notes. Give it a minute for the video to load or watch it here at Instagram.
We could not find instructions for Eileen’s round potholder. The one found in this pattern is quite similar.
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