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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Quilt-Cam 4/2/2014 In the Binding Zone!

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Maryann sent this photo of she and her friend with me on the BIG SCREEN! LOL!

This was last week’s quilt cam, and let me just say that at this size, NO ONE is attractive! Holy Moses ---look at those man hands!

But how fun to see both of them sitting with me and sewing up a storm!

I love the photos you send of your set up for Quilt-Cam so keep the emails coming.

Pets, babies, hubbies, friends, stitch groups, retreats –I love seeing it all!

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This is MY VIEW from where I am sitting tonight!

I’ve got Wonky Wishes all quilted and trimmed….I’m so excited to get the binding on!

I’ve set aside two different walking feet to talk to you about the difference, so you will want to catch that segment in the feed tonight.

I’m also going to show my favorite quickie label-in-the-corner.

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This was the quilt as it came off the machine – isn’t it great?

Click the arrow to start the feed below ---Let’s SEW!



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61 comments:

Jen Dale said...

Hi Bonnie, great to sew along with you this morning. I am working on my Pineapple Crazy Quilt blocks today, 111 blocks done since mid January and hope to finish around July. Loving this pattern. Have a great trip tomorrow.

cheers
Jen in Perth Australia

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this! What "binding tool" are you using?

Sally simplestitches said...

Working on homework from a class today with Bettina Havig.. Points are looking mighty sweet!!!

Myra Salto said...

Bonnie, Myra here working on a pink and white (?) "Dancing 9 Patch" for a friends 1st great grandbaby. Sure hope it's a girl. Thanks for sharing your time.

Myra
McMinnville, TN

A Stitch In Time said...

I am very excited to see how you match up at the end, I always have a tough time
Jill Hoover
Atlanta

Colleen said...

Hey Bonnie! Colleen from Lewisville here. Im glad you mentioned the label! I just put the binding on a quilt and forgot it! Im traveling down to Charlotte to IKEA and the lovely fabric stores and spending the night for a little spring break fun. Will hand finish the binding in the hotel tomorrow night. Of course Im going to Mary Jos. Any antique store recommendations?

kath in ohio said...

Finishing my borders tonight on my Celtic Solstice! Kathie from Central Ohio

Anonymous said...

Hello Bonnie, is there anyway to enjoy putting on the binding? I really, really dislike putting on binding. Love your Quiltcams! Have a great night! Kimberlee, NC

Koo B said...

Hi Bonnie....great to have Quiltcam to night..although I will probably watch the rest tomorrow, whilst sewing the remaining blocks for a Star Struck variation Have a good journey tomorrow. Kathryn from London UK (02.16 am)

Anonymous said...

My bad! I meant to ask, what seam guide tool are you using with the binding? SORRY!!!

Mrs. Gerdes said...

Hiya Bonnie! Wanda from Iowa here. I finally get to watch you live. I love quilt cam.

Judy Hansen said...

Hi Bonnie!
I'm sewing the binding on a doll quilt tonight as I watch quiltcam. I will be a student in your Talkin Turkey class in Williamsburg Friday. Looking forward to meeting you.
Judy Hansen

Kathy M. said...

Hi Bonnie! I'm working on hexies tonight. Splurged on some Aurifil thread. What a difference! Can't see the thread on the front at all - sweet!
Kathy

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie
I'm putting binding on a quilt for my new granddaughter who will be arriving this week! She must be waiting on grandma to finish her quilt. 2days overdue! Julie in ms, we met at azalea city quilters retreat this January.

nancy eldred said...

this is Nancy from Marietta, Georgia and I am working on my sisters choice c=blocks. Thank you so much Bonnie for all that you do

Anonymous said...

Chris here... Bonnie, what is the width of your binding strip???

Thanks!!! :)

jeri said...

Working on an appliqué block for my Guilds next raffle quilt. Don't you just love putting the binding on a quilt. It means you are almost done with another beautiful quilt. And that one is beautiful indeed. Thanks Bonnie for all you give. Have a great trip tomorrow.

Ness said...

Bonnie we must be about the same age...I laughed hysterically at your "body bags"...when I was scrolling to read I saw them and no kidding had the very same thought! LOL! I am working on my wonky wishes stars...thanks for the tips on the neutrals! I cut squares all afternoon so I was ready to sew with Quilt Cam!. I love Quilt Cam by the way! So fun and love love your quilts.

quiltyVal said...

Hi Bonnie!

I was working on quilting my I Spy a 4 Patch but got frustrated because I have to rip out, and stopped. Gong to do some hexies now. So just a quick question - do you have to rip out often?

SO MaakMens said...

Good morning Bonnie! I can't believe I made it in time to see you live!! It is just past 3 o'clock in the morning here in South Africa. I did not prepare something to sew, so today I will just watch and listen. Love all you do!

terry said...

Hi Bonnie ... Watching you on Quilt cam tonite ... Need to know what you think... In today's pennysaver there is an add for a PINK LADY Atlas sewing maching made in Japan with the books and accessories for $100.00. Is this a good deal or is it overpriced?

Thanks for the info. and all that you give to us in the quilt world.

Terry

Lorene said...

First time watching quilt cam tonight, excited to see you in action! :)

Jean said...

Hi Bonnie

This is my first live Quilt Cam with you. I'm so excited. What will be your next project.

Jean

Jackie P said...

Do you recommend machine binding or hand Binding better from Jackie in Las Vegas Nevada, also just wanted to comment that I have made my first block from your Jared takes a wife loved the patent

Barb Ostermeier said...

Watching quilt cam and cutting fabrics for 2 different BOM's Love your tip about just clipping the corners of the quilt while sewing on binding. Tried that tip yesterday which resulted in 4 perfect corners without a lot of extra fuss. Thanks for all you do.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie, What do you do if you get to a corner and you do have a seam?

Donna B said...

I'm watching while hand piecing my scrappy Texas Stars. It seems as if there are always plenty of scraps that are waiting to go into a quilt. Have you ever put on binding with your longarm? I have not as of yet, but then I don't enjoy manhandling the quilt while using my domestic machine.
Donna

lourixe said...

I've been hand binding two small lap kilts these last days. I'm done! My reward now: quiltcam and relax! Trying to make up my mind to how much I should bid for this ruin I want to turn into a treadle my great aunt's hand crank Singer 28k.

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

Just got home from work and remembered Quilt Cam! Had guild last night and met your friend Mickey Dupre-got my book for the cruise! So, will brush up on things before class. Can't wait!

Mary Ellen said...

I am watching you from wet St. Louis, working on making paper-pieced sashing for the 2013 BOM from thequiltshow.com. I would send you a photo but I don't think I can do that here in the comments section of your blog.

I am one of those weird people who enjoys sewing down the binding. It's the last step in the process and I know when the binding is on the quilt is finished. Very satisfying.

krazyquilt said...

Oh Bonnie you will have them converted to quilting and vintage machines in no time at all. You have so much fun. thanks for all you do Margene

Jacki said...

Hi Bonnie!! I went to an estate sale last weekend and bought TONS of fabric! It was $35 for a large black trash bag full of all the fabric you could stuff inside!! WOWSERS!!! I have gone thru all the fabric and I am chopping up the smaller pieces for the Scrap User's System while I watch! Rotary Cutter, HO! Jacki from PHX

Judy T. said...

I haven't had courage to post until you mentioned Merlefest!!! Have been several years in a row and it is a blast. I'm trying to sandwich (unsuccessfully, I might add) my first full sized quilt, so I may shut things down and just listen to you. I do have leader/ender nine-patches I can work on.....and I live right up the road from the Verona Factory Antique Mall in VA which I've heard you mention. Judy in Staunton

Cousin Jill said...

Hi Bonnie! It was hard not taking the "Bonnieville" exit.... Lol. Hexie question..... What type of needle do you use to sew your hexies?

mcmelly said...

Hi Bonnie, I love your Wonky Stars quilt. I have many of those blocks made in 2 sizes using the leader and ender method. Tonight I'm working on Crazy Pineapple blocks, I have 19 made!!! Many more to go, I will finish them!! Have a great trip to VA. Melody from Erie, PA

Susan said...

2nd time watching Quilt cam...I so enjoy it. working on some Homespun fabric Dreden Plates with 24 blades. I love Homespun & plaid fabrics...just finished deboning 10 shirts for the next scrappy quilt.. Susan from Nebraska

Lisa said...

Hi Bonnie, watching quilt cam and I am working on my wool applique, enjoy everything you do for us!!! Saw you teaching in Pigeon Forge, great quilt show!!
thanks so much Lisa in Richmond, IL

Sue said...

Bonnie, I live in northern WI near Michigan, it is God's country. we have no tv, no internet, just all of God's great nature. we love it. I try to bring my machine with something to do but hey I just want to relax and enjoy the time with my husband and son since we really don't do much during the week.. we work, our son goes to school, trumpet and bass gutiar practice. thanks again for all of the great ideas that you have come up with for scraps.
sue from WI

deanna turner said...

Dear Bonnie, enjoy the webcams. I bought the same die with my Go
And love it. Also the 2 1/2 to use with your scrap system. You are getting me organized. I also cut hexies with my Go. It is will worth the money! Safe travels tomorrow.

Megan Rasila said...

I'm working on hand stitching my binding from my "Aunie's Anvil" quilt. Just discovered it's difficult to type on a laptop while wearing a thimble!

Had a brainwave after seeing a picture on your blog a month or two ago: baste the label in first! It made sewing my last couple bindings on much easier.

Mandy Laseter said...

I am so glad to see you finish the binding in the same way that I do. It makes such a nice mitre. Mandy in Amarillo

Material Girl said...

Thanks so much for the information about finishing the binding, I always have trouble joining my binding edges, so I am going to check out your post on that for sure.
Thanks again for quilt cam from finally warming up Saskatchewan.

Gwen

Lisa Bartlett said...

Hi Bonnie!! Working on stars for a baby quilt. First live quiltcam. Mentioned you to my mom and she is hooked as well. She even talked to you at Pigeon Forge.

Pauline Lentsment said...

That quilt looks fabulous. Pauline

Julianne said...

Hi Bonnie! Julianne from Placerville, California here...wish I was at home watching quilt cam but I am stuck here at work and will watch it another day while I sew! I would love to know where you keep all your wonderful machines? I just got a 1954 Precision Deluxe that is hunter green, I call him "the handsome devil"....he is in pristine condition! Thanks for all you teach us!

Sylvan Woman said...

You make quilting fun! I enjoyed Quilt Cam tonight. FYI, you don't have to wait for Netflix for Call the Midwife. You can watch online at pbs.org
Cathy in Shipshewana

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Barbara said...

Thanks for another great Quilt Cam. I too am a scrap quilter and love to see all you do. Be safe on you drive to VA.

Ocouss said...

Enjoyed my first live QuiltCam. My 2.5 month old kept trying to talk to you. It was cute.

Susie Jensen said...

Bonnie,
How many lozenges did you cut? I thought you said 400. Was that right? Cut tonight during quiltcam, next l&e needs to use 3 1/2 squares.
Thanks, have a great trip.

Mary Ann Crow said...

Hello Bonnie! It's snowing again tonight, so I worked on my butterfly art quilt!https://www.dropbox.com/s/grffu7lar5ya6ec/2014-03-31%2019.23.24.jpg

L Burgard said...

I am working on my Love Shack Quilt from our class earlier in March. I still have a few string blocks to finish before I can put it all together. So glad you are on tonight as it motivated me to turn on my machine! Linda from London, KY lpburgard@gmail.com

Dolly said...

I had never thought about the feed dog issue with the walking foot needing to match the machine. I had the straight stitch kind, and was thrilled when I found the zigzag kind, because the toe is open on mine (Brother), and it make it much easier to stitch in the ditch when you can see so well. The funny thing is that I just used it on my old Singer model 15, and it worked perfectly, but when I switched it over to use on my White 88 zigzag, for a day out with other quilters, it pushed the top layer toward me. It actually worked better with the narrower feeddogs underneath ! Strange, but true !

Patti Bannister said...

Hi Bonnie, enjoyed your quilt cam tonight. I'm working on hexies 3/4 size. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you:) from Patti in central Texas. pattibannister@gmail.com

krisgray said...

Hi! Just put Easy Street on the bed for spring and realized that I need some throw pillow covers to match it. Using Celtic Solstice blocks as L/E's while stitching up some 9 patch stars from leftover from Easy Street scraps. Thank you for the wonderful tips and patterns!
Kris in MO

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, what i love about doing bindings is that this is my secret time to take a bow. While sewing on the binding, I will say things to myself like.."Isn't this the best use of lime green ever?? Or i am so glad i changed the scale of those blocks to 9", or I will say sometrhing like "Isn't this amazing you created something that wasn't even in existance 5 mos ago" Yeah for you!! Its all about attitude towards those bindings Carolyn Barnett Rancho Cucamonga Calif

Anne Lay said...

Hi from Costa Rica, working on some projects for a craft fair I am going to at the beginning of May. Thanks for sharing with us. Love watching you! Anne

Dana Hufford said...

Those sashings are fantastic! They really make the quilt.

Leavenworth Robin said...

Did Not know there was a difference in Walking feet! Other than shank height! I placed my order today for a walking foot for my Singer 221. The one I had been using was for my Elna super. They asked for a discount code and I gave them your name. If it wasn't for you I would have never known there was a difference. Thank you Bonnie and SewClassic.com

Sandra Sanderson said...

Thanks Bonnie for sharing......

Suzi Sunshine said...

I don't roll up my binding before I sew it on either. However, as I iron it lengthwise, wrong sides together... I let the beginning of the binding strip drop into a small box. After ironing the entire binding strip and letting it feed into the box as I ironed, I don't let the end drop into the box and get lost, I clip the end to the top of the box with a clothes pin or binder clip. I take the box with the binding over to my machine and place it on the floor and work as Bonnie does in today's quilt-cam, making sure to start with the end that I clip to the box. Not only does the box kept any debris from the floor away from the binding but because the binding is coming out of the box the reverse of when it went in... it doesn't ever tangle. There is one disadvantage to this technique... if you have to walk away from the box before you finish binding your quilt, make absolutely sure the box is sealed tight and set in a secured area...because if your cat decides to jump into the box and that binding gets stirred up.... get ready for a tangled mess!... there's just something about binding in a box that makes it irresistible to cats... dogs not so much. LOL