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« on: April 15, 2012 11:28:46 PM »

I was invited to a baby shower that happened a couple of days ago. And because I have more time than money, I made this quilt.



It's just about 24 square inches and was made completely from my fabric stash. The middle is a batik scarf I got from Hobby Lobby years ago. Then I just found bright colors that I thought looked nice together. This is the back:



It's sort of a wonky log cabin design. I just kept adding fabric around the pink square in the middle until it was big enough. I'm still too much of a wuss to do real binding, so I made sure that the gold borders were wide enough to wrap around to the front so I could self-bind. I was late to the baby shower, but I got there in time for her to see it, finished, when she opened presents.Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012 11:32:11 PM »

And because I have more time than money, I made this quilt.

Story of my life! Cheesy

It looks great, I'm actually too scared to do fold over bindings so maybe we should help each other lol! What do you do at the corners?
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012 12:01:21 PM »

The corners are mitered. I stitched them down by hand. None of them look that great though. Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012 09:48:56 AM »

I love this quilt!


and have just watched a series of fantastic video tutorials on ehow. I have been quilting on and off for ages, but always did a self bind too, but now that I have watched these, I will definitely have a go at a proper binding.
http://www.ehow.com/video_4433311_join-binding-strips.html I think this is the first one of the series, but there are a few on there that are worth watching..

I cannot believe that all these years I totally missed the obvious thing, that the strips you cut for binding, you double over, press them in half along the long side, stitch them to the raw edge (I reckon doing this on the back is better) then flip the excess over and stitch in place...nothing to turn over on the right side!!

duh!
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