You’ve pieced a striking top and the quilting is lovely, but the last step is holding you back. This class will take you through the binding choices that confront you. Topics will include double fold binding, two-toned binding, art quilt facing, self binding; bias vs. straight grain; and hand sewing vs. machine sewing. We’ll discuss which type is best in a variety of situations. This class is appropriate for any level of quilter and the instructor has been binding quilts since the 1980s.
- Quilt(s) to bind during class:
- A quilt that is quilted and ready for binding (along with the required amount of binding fabric)
- AND/OR 2 - 4 practice samples: approximately 12” x 18” (placemat size) “quilts” that are ready for binding (along with 1 yard of fabric for binding and ¼ yard of coordinating fabric for a two tone binding)
- Rotary cutter with a fresh blade, and acrylic ruler/s . Cutting mats are provided for use during class.
- Sewing machine (plus all accessories, feet, bobbins, foot pedal, power cord); and machine needles (size 80/12 is recommended)
- Tools: pins, needles, seam ripper, scissors, clips, tape measure
- All purpose thread (in a color to match binding)
- There will be a break for lunch, so plan to either bring a lunch or make a quick run to a nearby restaurant for takeout.
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