Monday, October 5, 2009

Why Do I Hate Binding?

Why, why, why?! I'm down to seven quilts from various and talented longarm quilters, but truthfully they've been sitting in my studio (and laundry room) forever! There's this really neat bargello, a French braid, a quilt I made with Kaffe Fassett prints, a donation quilt, etc. Maybe if I out myself here in print I'll motivate myself to finish these seven quilts by the end of the year. I need to dust these suckers off and get into bind mode. Send me binding vibes people!

I had a pretty photo of my haul from the veggie market this morning, but the new camera has disappeared with my son. I'm tempted to make this with the lovely Tennessee tomatoes I bought. If you haven't seen this guy's blog, check it out. He is such a creative cook! I seriously want to try every recipe he posts! But instead, I'll be a healthy gal and use my tomatoes for a fresh pasta sauce with grilled shrimp. But you know I'll be dreaming of that bacon, cheese, and mayo-laced tomato pie! Bon appetit!


  1. I make the binding when I am cutting out the fabrics for the quilt so that when the quilt is quilted the binding is ready to put on.
    I am sure you have spent a small fortune getting those tops quilted. Put on a good movie and start binding. At the same time have the label ready and get them both done.

  2. Just think about the satisfaction you'll feel with those quilts all ticked off your WIP list!!!
    Have you considered machine only binding?
    Check out Rita's tutorial:
    Good luck.
    Andi :-)

  3. I love binding.

    Love it.

    I do the same as Fiesta, where I cut the binding as I'm cutting everything else.

    For me it's the easiest part of the quilt.

    With my last quilt I figured out that it's like the last chapter of a super great book.

    Good luck.

    If I was in FL I would come do it for you!

  4. I agree with Andi, check out Rita's tutorial at Red Pepper Quilts.

    Which longarm quilter do you use? I think we are in the same area and I have been longarm quilter hopping - trying out one here and there - and haven't settled on one.

    I hope you find the motivation to get your binding done. You've worked so hard on the quilts and they look beautiful.

  5. Wish I lived a little closer, because I love making the binding, so I will send you the best bindings vibes I have >>>>>>>


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