Last week we had one of those days. You know the ones…where everyone is grumpy and on edge. I had one child that could not stop whining, crying or complaining about every little thing that was happening; another that was turning easy homework into Mt. Everest; and yet another who felt their sole purpose in life that day was to bug the other two.
And to top it off…I had a headache of the century. You know one of those headaches that ends up being behind one of your eyes and is so bad you can’t see. Yep…that kind.
Today we are over at Riley Blake Designs with the full tutorial to make this Modern Baby Quilt. So head over there to get the instructions to make one this afternoon! Plus quilts are simple and a fast sew….and the fabric combinations are endless
How to Bind a Quilt Tutorial
Today we are going to talk about how to bind a quilt. Once you have been doing this awhile you will find that everyone binds their quilts a little bit differently…so don’t be alarmed if you do it differently–we all have our quirks
The tutorial today is for a straight-binding on a quilt. You can bind your quilt with bias binding (I do both depending on the quilt) but I have found that straight bindings are easier if you have never done it before. In a bias binding you can sometimes pull the binding too tightly (because the bias stretches ) and it can get mis-shapen on the quilt. So, we will do a tutorial for how to cut bias binding…but for today, let’s stick to straight binding.
There are also different camps of which bindings quilters like better—so I say do whatever works best for you! Quilting is supposed to be fun, so no stress about which is the better way (at least in my book)!
I actually was working on this quilt at the end of last summer, but it slipped through the cracks when school started and the craziness also started. But it feels good to get another work in progress completed and done!
In my new basement sewing space (that I feel so lucky to have) I have a really long wall. It’s long and greyish-white….and it needed something. I have been debating for months about what to put up there and then it dawned on me that it would make a great gallery wall for some of my “practice quilts.” You see one of the things that I decided I wanted to for my quilting this year was to learn a lot of the classic quilt blocks that have been around for generations and generations. So, I thought I’d start with some stars….
I love quilts that are simple to make but still look great. And this is one of those quilts. If you are a novice quilt top maker or have been wanting to try your hand at a quilt top this may be a great way to ease into quilting.