The Farm Quilt is all ready for its label and some finishing hand stitching..... here are the binding steps for using a wide binding.........
|sew the binding to the front of the quilt - I'm using the walking foot as the seam width which|
is about a 1/4"
I like to use the markings on the needle plate when attaching binding - as my walking foot gives me a 1/4" seam, I use that line marked on the plate to know where to stop and backstitch before turning the corner. You can just see the quilt top corner peeking out, when that gets up to that line I stop and backstitch and then turn and stitch off the quilt..... if you were using a wider seam width, you would just put a piece of painters tape or similar to mark your stopping point. I find this the most accurate method for knowing where to stop and backstitch.
|stop with needle down when the corner of the quilt top reaches that 1/4 line (to match the|
|backstitch first and then stitch off to the edge|
|fold back as per usual and continue stitching all the way around the quilt|
|join on the diagonal|
Once the binding is stitched to the quilt front, I then take everything over to the ironing board...... I press the binding away from the quilt top.....
|Back on the ironing board, press the binding back away from the quilt top.|
I will take some photos of the finished binding today, I'm up to attaching the quilt label and hand stitching those mitres down.
Cheers from Helen