As I mentioned in my previous post, the borders were quilted using the same DMC 8wt perle thread in a pale grey colour to match the border fabric. Using big stitch quilting has given the borders a lovely ribbed texture and I'm really pleased with the result. The double fold binding was clipped to the quilt using Clover Wonder Clips, then machined in place using a walking foot...
...once the binding was attached, the folded edge was turned ver to the back of the quilt and stitched in place by hand. I prefer ladder stitch as this is such a neat stitch, and by using a thread to match the binding, the stitches blend into the fabric and almost disappear. I'm almost ready to do a photoshoot, I just need to stitch a very special quilt label on the back, then my little grandson can finally have some cuddles under his new quilt!
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