|Appliqueing the Label to the Quilt Back Prior to Binding|
|Machine Embroidered, But Sewn to the Quilt Backing By Hand|
|Hand/Machine Wash COLD Gentle, Dry Flat or Tumble LOW, DO NOT OVERDRY!|
I like to put my quilt label in one of the corners of my quilts so that only two sides of the label need to be appliqued to the quilt backing. The other two sides will be secured by the binding stitches. That helps to ensure the label won't ever fall off the quilt (although my hand stitches are spaced as close together as machine stitches, so they're pretty secure).
One funny thing -- I'm using 60/2 cotton embroidery thread to applique the label to the quilt backing, and it feels like I'm sewing with ROPE now that I've grown accustomed to using YLI silk thread for needle turned applique!
I did end up having to buy binding fabric, but I found a pretty purple fabric at my local Bernina dealer 5 minutes from my house rather than having to travel to my not-quite-local quilt shop (also a Bernina dealer, coincidentally) that is between 40 minutes and an hour and a half away, depending on whether I hit rush hour traffic on the Interstate. I wish my local Bernina dealer carried more fabric inventory, and more contemporary fabric lines (Tula Pink, Kona and Bella Solids, Kaffe Fassett), like the faraway dealer does. Anyway, today I didn't need a whole bunch of different fabrics; I just needed ONE fabric that would complement the fabrics in my quilt for a binding, and I'm glad I found it at my Bernina dealer's shop. It's so nice to walk in and be greeted people who treat me like family and call me by name.
|Eagerly Awaiting Binding!|
So obviously, my To-Do for Tuesday has got to be BINDING THIS QUILT! And that's it, folks, because whenever I try to come up with a list of weekly goals for this linky, I just end up feeling badly about not reaching them. ONE goal, that's all: Just the binding!
I'm linking up with:
- · To-Do Tuesday at Stitch ALL the Things: http://stitchallthethings.com
- · WOW WIP on Wednesday at www.estheraliu.blogspot.com