01 November, 2010

Cornering Strategy

A friend recently passed along her strategy for tackling corners when binding her quilts. She turns and stitches down all four corners first; leaving only the long, straight sides! I didn't honestly think it would make all that much difference, but let me tell you... a few evenings of smooth stitching with no worries about turning corners when I got to them made all the difference in the world. Try it, you'll like it! OK, G-baby: your quilt is ready when you are!



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14 comments:

Kathleen said...

oh my goodness that quilt is simply gorgeous!

Janet said...

Thanks for passing along that tip! I've got a quilt that's been waiting for it's binding for several weeks. Now maybe I'll be a little more enthused about getting to that job!

Libby said...

Interesting strategy - I'll have to try it on for size next time *S*

Salem Stitcher said...

After out friend shared this little tip, I started doing all the corners first too. It's amazing how much more fun bindings are after the corners are all ready done.

Salem Stitcher said...

Oh, and by the way...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this baby boy quilt. ;)

Nane said...

Oh I may need a demo on this...sometimes my corners are sharp....sometimes they are a little rounded. Come On G Baby your quilt is ready!

Aliene said...

Never thought about doing that. I will try it soon. thanks for the tip.

Pat said...

Have you been reading my mind? I am binding one of my down-and-dirty flannel baby quilts (single piece of fabric for the back, one fabric for the front + batting and binding). I sew the binding on by machine, then hand-stitch it down after I fold it over to the other side. Well this time I decided to sew all of the corners down first, with about an inch on either side of the corner, so the rest of the sewing would just be a straight run. It's really the same amouint of work, but my brain was tricked into thinking it's easier.

LOVE your alphbet quilt. What fabric did you use for the letters?

AnnieO said...

That is really a gorgeous baby quilt! Your design is beyond charming. Corners first, huh? Hmmm, may have to try that out sometime.

phyzz said...

Wonderful fabrics and layout! Happy to know I may soon see it in person!

paula, the quilter said...

Next quilt I finish I'm going to try this. Thanks.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have a quilt ready to put the binding on tomorrow - I'm going to try this one! blessings, marlene

StitchinByTheLake said...

I forgot to tell you - I love the quilt. Baby quilts are so fun to make! blessings, marlene

*karendianne. said...

Hmmm. Okay. I'm not sure I'm good enough to work this out but I might give it a shot. At least once, eh?