The quilt is done except for the binding. What to do?I have used a variety of methods over the years to bind anything from a small wallhanging to a queen size quilt. The first example is
the binding matching the border. I had trouble finding the fabric that I really wanted for the border for this wallhanging. I found this in a shop in Shelburne, On., called Cobwebs and Caviar.
(The little shop which is absolutely beautiful is right on the Main Street and so easy to find.)
Back to the binding..........the back of the fabric was perfect for me. I bought what I thought was plenty as I didn't know when I would get back up there to shop for more. As it turned out, I had bought just enough to do borders and binding.
This little wallhanging was made for my bathroom during the cold winter months.
I just recently finished this wallhanging. It took quite awhile to complete. It is called Aunt Bea's Parlour and it is available at http://www.black-cat-creations.com/items.php?id=4 Once I have finished a quilt, I usually cut my binding, put it in a ziploc bag and keep it with the quilt. This time because of the "scrap look" of this quilt I decided to go with a scrappy binding. I took strips of the same fabrics that I had used in the quilt and sewed them together. I didn't worry about the lengths of the strips. If one was 18" I used it. The next one may have been 12" or 20". The binding was very randomly done. I like the look of these bindings but only on scrap quilts. I don't put my quilts in any competitions to win prizes. I quilt for me and my friends and family. Therefore, I don't have to follow rules and regulations. I cut all my bindings 2 1/2" wide! All of them! I do not like to fiddle and fool trying to get them folded over to the back of the quilt for hand sewing. If I were ever to enter a competition, I would get a list of their requirements and follow it precisely.