Thursday, February 21, 2013

Back-up in the binding aisle...

One more side of binding and I will have a finish for this year!  And more importantly it is actually one from my list!!!  Double whoop-whoop!

I two others in the binding que...debating if I should wait until I get my machine with the walking foot fixed first.  The needle will not move to the center.  I had to cut my bias binding a bit wider for the current quilt to make up for the extra 1/16 of an inch the needle is off.  It may not sound like much but when you consider the binding is folded in half that means and extra 1/8 of an inch!

And it isn't as if I don't have other machines that I can use!  Just getting lazy like the Goldie here...

Who thinks her job is to guard the quilts by napping on them...

Back to the binding issues...for one of these I planned ahead and made the binding when I finished the quilt top.  So organized you say?  In theory perhaps.  I put the binding away somewhere safe so I wouldn't use it on another quilt...'nuff said?  I think I'll bite the bullet and make more black binding...not like I'll never need it again!


11 comments:

Karendianne said...

Oh that's awesome on your way to a finish for the year and sure, you could pull out another machine but why when there are things to do like look cute? Goldie is such a wonderful girlie. I like the quilts she chooses. Great taste. BTW, what happened to the walking foot?

Janet O. said...

Congrats on getting down the home stretch.
I don't like doing the binding without a walking foot--always bunches on me.
If Goldie ever retires, I'll take her job! : )

Sue SA said...

I really really hate loosing pre made backing, binding or the special fabric I purchased for either! I have taken to using the big clear zip bags (that manchester come in)to keep on the parts together, so my stop start process on a quilt doesnt result in so much searching the whole house for a missing piece!

sewkalico said...

Ah yes that old chestnut about putting stuff safe!! It gets us all :)
Glad to see you're getting a UFO off that list and it's important for our cats to 'test' the comfiness of a quilt.

Heartsdesire said...

Cats are very good judges of the best napping spots. Soft quilts seem to their first choice.

Linda in NC said...

"somewhere safe" : my nemesis!

Congrats on getting one off the "to-do" list!

AnnieO said...

I always like to make my binding in the middle of the quilt's progress--usually when I'm stuck on a piecing step I either don't like or when I am stalling on deciding how to quilt it :) My feline supervisor also guards my quilts--wherever she is, a handmade quilt is usually under her :)

regan said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one to put something away to keep it safe! One day I'm gonna find a giant pile of safely-kept stuff! ha!

Vic in NH said...

Goldie looks like an old sweetie, as does that 1930's reproduction fabric and the Orca Bay. Hope we get to see them soon!

Kathie said...

I don't even want to talk about binding!!!!
I should make the binding when I make the quilt but what fun is that???? LOL
Kathie

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