Monday, March 28, 2022

Binding Week

 This week was dedicated to binding quilts. I have lots of quilts quilted, but they were sitting waiting for binding, so my goal this week was to get 4 quilts bound.

I started binding the Twister table toppers I made for Julie. The little one is 17" and the big one is 25". They turned out great, but the binding on those inside corners was a nightmare. I should have stitched and flipped instead of quilting them. 

I used a Sweetwater fabric that has brands and barbed wire on it. 
Here they are stacked on top of each other. I hand-stitched the binding on these this week. 
I also made a wall hanging for my friend Pat for her birthday. She loves the Sakura fabric and while it's a month late, she completely understands. I hand sewed the binding on this one too. 
I added the binding by machine to the 3rd ABC quilt. I now have 2 baby quilts for when I need them for gifts. I was one piece short and had to look hard to find the extra binding fabric. 
I also did the binding on this Quilts of Valor quilt I made for a family member. It turned out super cute and I think he'll like it. 
I did loops and stars in RWB King Tut on this one. 

This weekend I put the binding on June, the quilt along from last year with GE Designs. I love this one, but I think it's going to be a teacher's gift. 
I used Glamping Gypsies fabric for this one. It's 73X93, so it's big! I quilted it the long ways as I had extra-wide red backing. 

Yesterday I got new struts put on my car. Look how shiny and pretty they are!
My brother has a new auto business and he put them on for me. It gave me a chance to visit with him and catch up without the whole family around. He does such good work. 
Last week I did my last gig of the school year with a career fair at Spearfish High School. I also did one at Stevens High School the same night. It was a lot of fun and my co-worker Susie went with me to the event. 
Saturday I helped 15 4-Hers make tote bags for our Pizza and Craft Day. It was a lot of work, but the kids had fun and they made some adorable bags. There were 4 sewing machines, a mom, dad, and a grandma who helped, and lots of different outdoor fabrics for tote bags. They were simple lined totes with webbing for handles. This is the 3rd year in a row that the kids have done a sewing project. 


Sara said...

A fun and busy week. Love those table toppers, and it's good to know doing a stitch and flip would be a good way to finish them. I have a similar pattern but haven't made them - dreading the binding. The 4-H kids probably had a blast making their tote bags with you.

Deb A said...

Wow! You sure did get a lot of binding stitched down. Love seeing the next generation behind the sewing wheel making things. Thanks for all you do for your 4H club.

Jennifer said...

So much binding! Good for you getting it done. Heather Peterson has a good tutorial for binding odd angles, helped me when I did a quilt with unusual angles.