I quilted my new runner using a longer than usual stitch, (length about 3mm), using "stitch-in-the-ditch" and then half an inch either side of each block, using a YLI varigated quilting thread in black/ white/ grey on the top and a Mettler quilting thread in the bobbin, in white. Then I quilted around each centre square using the same white quilting thread for both top and bottom. I didn't want to buy more fabric for the backing, so I used a beautiful Makower white paisley tone-on-tone from my stash - totally impractical, but it looks very funky and modern.....
.....this close-up shows the detail of the backing fabric I used. I prefer to hand sew my bindings to the back of my runners/ quilts - I use the same machine quilting thread, Mettler, using a slip stitch and a quilters knot to secure the ends, mitring the corners as I go.....
.....Prairie Points are added - and the binding is finished. I used the last of my Armo fleece for the wadding.....
.....and here it is, completed, taking pride of place on my dining room table. It looks fab!!
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