Monday, September 11, 2006

Stitching the Binding


Not only does the stash of fabric seem to be taking over my life, but the pile of tops waiting to be quilted and the pile of quilts waiting for binding is also out of control. This stack of quilts all have the binding sewn on by machine but are waiting for the handwork to be done. That's 14 quilts! I've been working really hard on the stack of "to be quilted" and I think there are only about 12 quilts in that stack now. That's huge progress.

Have any of you ever used this little tool? It's kinda neat. I don't use it often but got it out today since I plan to spend at least this entire week working on binding. You load these little clamp things up in the little plastic shooter and then just clamp the binding down. Works on the same concept as using the hair clips. It's made and/or sold by Martelli.

Judy L.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish you a good needle and thread that does not break, and before you know it you have more finished quilts. I will celebrate your finishes with you :-)
Hanne

Libby said...

Binding is my favorite part. Especially the hand stitching. It's just so relaxing and mindless. *ohm*

Carol said...

What a wonderful stack of quilts. I enjoy binding. I must agree with Libby it is very mindless and so relaxing. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Too bad I'm not close by - I really enjoying hand stitching the back of the binding down.

Patti

cher said...

nifty tool/gadget..hurray for getting these bindings done...

Anonymous said...

It is so nice to see that there are others having a lot of quilts waiting to be finished LOL That little plastic shooter looks handy in doing bindings. But i HATE bindings....do not know why. My mother did always help me sew the bindings.
Have a nice day
May Britt / abyquilt
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Vicky said...

Now I could do those for you! I love to stitch down the bindings!

Your pile of quilts look intriguing! Are we gonna get a peek at them? LOL

((Hugs))

Vicky said...

P.S I think I recognize one of them!! :)

Hedgehog said...

I love doing bindings, sorry I can't come over to help! Would be fun to look through those stacks!

dazedquilter said...

Like others I too enjoy hand stitching bindings. There's something about that process that I can't describe.

Here's my plan - we're all coming over to handstitch bindings for you. K?

Cynthia said...

It's the quilting i dislike doing. Once i'm up to the binding stage i know i am just about finished and so i'm eager to sew that binding on.

McIrish Annie said...

Judy, just got my American Quilter magazine and saw your quilT!!! congrats! I told my DH that you were one of the "blog ladies" and I now knew a celebrity!! it's a beautiful quilt. You must be so proud and excited!

Debra Spincic said...

I always do bindings by machine==takes no time at all.

I just bought the little attachment to do HST without marking the diagonal line--too cool! (Connecting Threads has it.)

Sweet P said...

I'm still learning how to do my bindings. I don't whether I like to do them or not. I'll let you know someday.