Monday, January 25, 2016

Binding Blitz

binding tools
Last Monday, two Quilts of Valor (QOV) arrived from the longarm quilter, but before I could call them finished, I had to add the binding and label. The binding was already prepared and just needed to be sewn on the front of the quilt before I began the tedious task of hand-stitching it to the back. The hand-stitching is my least favorite parts of quilting, but the Sewline needle threader (shown above) makes the job more enjoyable.

According to a USPS tracking number, a box should be delivered this afternoon that contains two QOV from a longarmer in South Dakota, so more binding will be done this week. A longarmer in Montana has two quilts and will return them in the next two weeks, and the most recent QOV are ready to send to an assigned volunteer longarmer.


11 comments:

  1. A lot of work goes into your quilts and they are made well!

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  2. I'm sure the hand stitching can become tedious, but I think that's the part of quilting I would like the most. I'm like that in knitting, too. I really enjoy the sewing up parts.

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  3. QOV has an efficient network set up don't they? I actually like the hand stitching part of the binding. But if I had a whole lineup waiting it might be a bit intimidating.

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  4. I prefer the hand stitching! It seems like I have more control over the needle.
    The machine seems to always run away with me!

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  5. Binding is my least favorite thing when it comes to quilting. Your handiwork is so nice.

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  6. Oh my, you've got a lot of hand-stitching to keep you busy! Glad you've got the tools to make is as easy as possible!

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  7. Hand stitching is an art, I think!

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  8. Every task needs the proper tools. I have the pelican scissors but I need to find the other handy gizmos. I frequently struggle with binding and need to find all the helps and gizmos I can to make it easier.

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  9. Sounds like good work for a cold winter's day inside. The quilt looks great!

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  10. Your binding looks so neat! You are keeping busy! :)

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  11. I too find hand sewing binding down boring and hard on my hands. I've started sewing both sides by machine just so I don't have to do the hand work. I even did both sides by machine on my big trip around the world quilt.

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