March 9th, 2014
|kate_mct||02:04 pm - Attaching a Binding to the FRONT of a Quilt by Hand|
I'm considering making some quilted potholders from my mother, but since my never used sewing machine doesn't work, I'm going to have to do it by hand. I know how to finish off a quilt by hand but I can find NOTHING about attaching the binding to the front by hand. Every thing is about using a machine, which I can't do. How can I attach the binding to the front by hand? Should I just use a regular running stitch? I know there was a video on YouTube that showed how to do it but for the life of me, I can't find it.
Thanks in advance.
I do all my quilts by hand and I use a regularly running stitch for mine. It may not be traditional, but it does the trick and I can make it nearly invisible.
Okay, thank you! You have no idea how frustrating this has been :)
Make sure you put in a backstitch every few stitches, and you should be fine. In sew everything by hand too.
Anytime! There aren't many of us hand-stitch quilters around.
The odd thing is that I can find plenty of stuff on YouTube about hand piecing and hand finishing, but nothing on doing the front of the binding. *Shakes head*
We are lucky that we have a little quilting store around the corner and when I get flummoxed, I head over there for help.
It's weird what you can and can't find on YouTube.
sometime I use running stich too but I don't make them invisible: I use them as part of the quilt job and depending on how I'd like to finish it I can stich trough the sandwich or just front and batting .
|Date:||March 10th, 2014 05:55 pm (UTC)|| |
Toward the end of this
is a description of how I do binding-attaching, including step by step photos. Hope this is helpful.