This morning while Tonya slept, I slunk down to the basement, quiet as a mouse to get the binding sewn on the Split 9-Patch quilt.
Can I get it done before she wakes up? I’m gonna try!
First up at bat….the trial run of the slant needle walking foot gifted to me by Allison! THANK YOU FRIEND! This works so well!
Here I have folded a 7” square in half on the diagonal and basted it into one corner as a label to write on LATER. If I screw it up…so be it!
You can also see that I have my sticky seam guide in place…I want a 1/4” binding so I don’t chop off the tips of the triangles along the edge of the quilt..this quilt has no borders to sandwich them in.
Don’t want to cut off those triangles!
Another tip for you…to give binding a bit more room to fold around the corners..I clip the tips of my quilt corners through the top/batting/backing and this gives me a sharper point when I turn my mitered corner over, giving the many layers of binding room to lay flat when I turn it over the edge of the quilt like this:
Nice and pointy!
We have plans today to meet up with Lisa for lunch for Indian food…bring it on! I love girlfriends who will gather together for things the Hubster wouldn’t dare eat! My taste buds are already in anticipation!
We’ll spend the rest of the day sewing and chatting away ---it’s so nice to have girlfriend company!
Of course, Sadie is begging for attention – and is GETTING it! She LOVES Tonya to pieces just as I do!