I sewed my binding down by machine on the little quilt you saw last week. I promised Anita I would give it a go.
I sewed my binding down from the back side so I could finish the sewing from the top.
I leave a tail the length of my hand which measures 6 1/2”. I measured my hand a long time ago and use it often to measure off things. Comes in handy when the tape measure isn’t where it should be. I’ll use it again when I get to the end of stitching down the binding. Then I add about 3 more inches.
After I had all the binding sewn down, I did the zig-zag thing around the edge and then I pressed the binding over to the front. I don’t know whether this is recommended but I figured it wouldn’t hurt. It didn’t.I pinned the corners to make sure they sat well. It didn’t take long to get it done. Record time. Less than half an hour. It was only a small quilt.
I tried to sew it down, turning it over while I stitched but it didn’t work well enough for me. Maybe it was because it was my first time, don’t know. I took out my new clips and used two of them to hold the binding in place.
I’ll roll this little quilt up now and put it in a pillowcase so it stays
nice and clean.
It's headed for Healthy Babies, Healthy Children. Number ONE of 20.