We've all heard it's the little things in life that matter. The same could be said about the little things in quilting. While working on a true quarter inch binding I realized the quilt just wouldn't be as cute with the standard binding.
As with any rule or saying there is always an exception. The little binding clips....
...I found them to be in the way more than they helped. So they were removed and I stitched the binding to the back without them. But the little storage tin put a smile back on my face.
While nearing the end of the tiny little binding it occurred to me, this binding went so smoothly due to the fancy new self threading needle. This little invention is one of my favorite sewing notions. Not perfect for every hand project but it sure comes in handy for bindings and the multiple times threading the needle.
Well my little quilt is complete but I can't share it with you for a couple of weeks. A little secret sewing that is sure to make you smile.
The pictures above made it look like this project went together smoothly. Behind the scenes was a few little hiccups. My memory was a little off when cutting the binding strips. It would have been nice had I cut them too wide...easy to fix...just trim them down to the correct size. Not the case. They were cut to narrow. So I cut the correct binding and made this little chart for reference later. Most of my bindings are cut 2 1/2" or 2 1/4" for a normal size quilt. And I thought I cut strips for a true 1/4" binding at 1 1/4". As you can see by the chart below it should have been 1 1/2". There's sizes on the chart that I may never use but they are there if I decide to live on the wild side and go LARGE. Since I made this I might as well share with those of you who might need one also.re. Click here to save and print.
~ Lea Anne ~