I'd been deliberating over which fabric to use for the binding of my latest quilt, a gorgeous Turning Twenty design that was collected from Daisy May Quilting last week. I'd already got a couple of fabrics from this Little Sweetheart collection that I'd originally planned on using for the binding, but eventually chose the left over backing fabric as it was so pretty. As the backing fabric was extra wide, this meant that longer strips were able to be cut for the binding, resulting in less joins, which is always a bonus...
...I prefer a wider binding on my larger quilts (this one is certainly larger as it's approx 86" square) and this has worked perfectly on this quilt. The binding was machine stitched to the front of the quilt, half an inch from the raw edges using the edge of the walking foot as a guide. So here are the nice neat mitred corners, which are really simple to do...
...then the folded edge was turned to the back of the quilt and hand stitched in place using ladder sttich and a matching 40wt Aurifil thread. The weekend was spent hand sewing the binding - all 344" of it. This is one of my favourite parts of quilt making, and find it's very relaxing.
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