15 March 2009

Binding

Not really my favourite part of quiltmaking, although it is very satisfying to admire a finished quilt. Having just cut these strips, now I begin the joining and then the attaching to the edges of the quilt. Turning the binding and hand stitching it is a job well-suited to doing in front of a good movie.

Which part of making a quilt do you like least? I always procrastinate for a long time at the binding stage and suddenly cleaning the bathroom starts to look appealing. Which part do you put off?

7 comments:

Brenda said...

I LOVE bindings but labels are a different matter all together...

Julia Wood said...

I'm with Brenda - I don't like to do labels. I also hate naming the quilt; I'm not very good at it. Maybe that's why I dread doing the label, since to do it I have to commit to a title!

virtualquilter said...

I am getting better at binding. A few years ago I bound all my quilts in the two weeks before an exhibition! One year that was about seven quilts, including a couple of queen size ones! Movie marathon!
Judy B

Hilary Metcalf said...

So glad to find someone else who hates binding - I really loathe it! I have a quilt in my cupboard that was hand quilted by an Amish lady in Pennsylvania - gulp - 15 years ago - and it is still waiting for its binding - oh the shame! Actually, being motivated to make quilts for the bushfire survivors in Victoria has been good for me - I have bound two quilts that have been sitting in the cupboard - but they have only been there for about 8 years!!

Maggie A said...

I love every bit of it all.....and I love to bind. Love the action of sewing it down and always feel disappointed when it's finished and another isn't waiting to be bound.

Sarah said...

LOVE the binding. I am a power binding, and the binding is the END. I love to sew the last stitch and spread the quilt out to admire. The bit I hate - quilting the border. Those rotten borders always seem to go on forver and make me wish I was a machine and not a hand quilter.

M said...

Why are bindings "hand" sewn? The machine can do it and with a fancy stitch to boot.