Saturday, 18 May 2013

Time to Finish Something!

So I finished quilting the mug rug for my friend, cut out the binding, began to sew it on, got to the corners and went blank! I couldn't remember how to do it!! Can this really be happening? Is there something wrong with my brain or has it been so long since I actually FINISHED a project that I couldn't remember how to turn the corners!

I have started these projects in the last year - 2013 To Dos - (I actually have a couple more that are I haven't blogged about) and have not finished even one.

It's tough 'coz new ideas hit me and I'm on to the next thing.
But this can't go on. I have to finish what I've started.

Anyway, I had to look up how to bind a quilt (this is embarrassing) and found this tutorial. I'm happy I did because I really like this method of finishing the binding. I don't like having to sew the ends together once I've sewn down the binding and this "pocket" method makes it much easier. Check it out: Binding a Quilt


  1. sewing the ends of binding together is my least favorite part of quilting. I'll need to pop over and check out that link :)

  2. Thanks for sharing that link on binding. I will have to try this method. I hate sewing the ends together too.

  3. Thanks for sharing that link. I really like the pocket idea. I'll definitely try that on my next quilt :)

  4. This makes a lot of sense to me. Especially on a large quilt. It saves moving the quilt around to press and sew a bias seam. I looked at a still photo tutorial recently but this video was easier to understand. Thanks for the link.

  5. Been there done that... I was halfway through binding a quilt, when I realized I had incorrectly attached the binding... I had to rip the whole thing out and start again.... now I spend 20 mins and flip through my favourite binding tutorial before I get started! it really helps...

    1. It's a relief to know I'm not the only one! :)