My daughter, Cathy, showed me the quilt top she had just finished. She does great machine applique blanket stitch and finds it really relaxing. The quilt is “Andrew” from the book “Fat Quarter Baby“ (A31813). It’s so cute!
When I looked at it, I immediately thought it needed “Piping Hot Binding,” (23940) my favorite way of finishing a quilt. It puts just a touch of extra color at the inside edge of the binding, and brings the quilt to life. It’s ingenious, and the tool that’s included with the booklet is the key.
Below is what the piping looks like on our quilt.
Here’s our Andrew quilt. Isn’t it adorable? Unfortunately the piping didn’t show up in the photo, but you can see it in the close-ups above.
As I worked on the quilt, I thought I could share a few tips. When you put the binding on with the Piping Hot Binding method, you’re actually working on the back. I wanted to be sure I stopped sewing with enough tail to join the binding. So I put the red pin in. Stop!
Something that makes joining binding tails easier is to fold the quilt at the beginning and end of the part you left unsewn, and pin. That way the tails are closer together and you have more to work with.
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