Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Binding Frenzy

cutting off excess backing and batting
June 2018
Saturday, my sewing machine was humming: I had four Quilts of Valor that needed binding. I prepare the binding when the quilt is sent to the longarmer, so when the quilts are returned, I trim off the excess backing and batting and sew the binding on both sides.

I always launder the quilts with a color catcher before sending them to the QOV coordinator for distribution.

four QOV bound and laundered

14 comments:

  1. You're smart to get the binding cut while the quilts are being quilted...that way no excuses when they come back - lol. That's a pretty stack of quilts.

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  2. You are very organized!!!

    Love that binding fabric.

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  3. Really gorgeous, and thanks for washing the quilts too!

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  4. color catcher! Smart woman! THey are all beautiful quilts

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  5. Great accomplishment! You are moving like an assembly line!
    How nice to have them done and sent in time for some July 4th distribution!

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  6. Whoa! I am not a quilter obviously, but I find your techniques for efficiency and quality very interesting.

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  7. I love doing the binding because it means I'm almost near the end!

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  8. Such a satisfying job and you got to do it four times, well done!

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  9. Very smart idea to have the binding waiting when they come back and also using a color catcher. I probably wouldn’t of thought of either one.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  10. Well done! Have you ever thought about getting a LOng Arm Machine, I bet you would be good at it! :)

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  11. How nice!!! Glorious progress!

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  12. You are steps ahead of me with the binding made and waiting. Sometimes I have the fabric pulled and waiting with the quilt — but not always. Then I have to scurry to find a) the original fabric or b) any fabric that matches. I should start paying more attention!

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  13. I love binding. It's my favorite part! Nothing to think about just lots of mindless stitching.

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