Mid August quilting

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Re: Mid August quilting

New postby lendube on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:50 am

You are amazing, Laura. If I get any one of those jobs done I consider it a good day. I'm a tortoise in that respect. Looks like I'll be painting this weekend too. Our new bathroom will be ready for it and the older, smaller bathroom is due again. I used an almost flat paint and that was a big mistake in a bathroom. :shock:

Just wrote about what I was sewing and THEN noticed this is the quilting thread. Sorry to be off-topic.
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Re: Mid August quilting

New postby momquilts on Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:14 pm

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This is the quilt I just finished for my co-worker who was married the day after my DD. I machine quilted using my new favorite tool, a walking foot. I stitched the border using the blanket stitch on my machine and should have just done it by hand as a lot of it didn't get caught on the back and I had to hand tack it anyhow. :(
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Re: Mid August quilting

New postby lendube on Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:33 pm

Looks like a great, homey quilt, Pam. It's a dark picture. What are the colors?
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Re: Mid August quilting

New postby HeyJudee on Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:29 pm

Good job on the quilt, Pam. I always sew the binding for charity quilts and my baby quilts down by machine. But when I do that, I sew to the back first then fold over to the front and sew down either with a blanket stitch or just by using a straight stitch. But you can use any fancy stitch...as long as it isn't too dense of a stitch. Here are a few good videos which show how it is done. And I have learned a bit from each of these and do my own method. Hope this helps. And practising by making few placemats and sewing the binding on by machine has helped me get the method down.

Pat Sloan's method (there are instructions and a video at the bottom of the page)
http://patsloan.typepad.com/quiltershome/pat-sloan-machine-binding-tutorial.html

Missouri Quilt Company's method
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GVA05MxXTU

Leah Day Parts 1 & 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wprg5vzkuGw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MRfADz_pyg&feature=relmfu

Marguerita's Method
http://www.crazyshortcutquilts.com/2010/09/10/quilt-binding-by-machine/
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Re: Mid August quilting

New postby HeyJudee on Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:33 pm

Forgot to say, that I couldn't live without my walking foot!!!
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Re: Mid August quilting

New postby Bama on Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:09 pm

Judy, I've used Pat Sloan's method and love the way it turns out. Especially on baby quilts. It's fun to try different decorative stitches on the binding.
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Re: Mid August quilting

New postby bridesmom on Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:53 pm

Great quilt! I tend to handsew binding down unless it's a charity quilt or baby quilt that will get tons of washing
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Re: Mid August quilting

New postby HeyJudee on Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:05 pm

bridesmom wrote:Great quilt! I tend to handsew binding down unless it's a charity quilt or baby quilt that will get tons of washing

Me too if it's a special quilt.
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Re: Mid August quilting

New postby HeyJudee on Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:23 pm

Forgot to mention that I actually worked on a quilt today!!! :o Just haven't had any quilting mojo lately but finally got back into the sewing room and started quilting a charity. I doesn't need to be done until mid Sept when our VQC group starts back. Normally I'm working at the last minute to get them finished before going to the meeting. Maybe I'll actually have it done in advance for a change... :lol:
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Re: Mid August quilting

New postby sewingmom on Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:52 pm

Glad you got your quilting MOJO going again. I just looked at the pat sloan link and the margaurita link for quilt binding and That looks do-able. I might give it a try one day some time. :)
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