Now I’m up to the binding stage of my Maple Leaf quilt, the end is in sight. I didn’t have any of the exact green fabric left that I used in the quilt, but had some that was almost the same colour. So that would do nicely. After a quick measure up, I then made a whole lot of green binding.
Usually I trim the extra batting and backing from the quilt before stitching the binding on, but I stitched first, then trimmed, this time. What do others do?
I always have trouble stitching the last mitre to join the ends of the quilt binding together. This is where you work out where to join the binding after adding in the measurement of the width of the binding, put pins in two places, draw a line, then stitch. Does anyone know what I mean? I often get my diagonal seam running the wrong way, so have to rip the stitches out and try again. Can anyone point me in the direction of a fool proof tutorial please? Sometimes I get it right first time, but more often than not it is wrong!
With the binding finally stitched on, (with a couple of tries to get that last bit to fit), it is all pinned down in place ready for the final hand stitching. I’m a great pinner, and liked to have it all pinned ready to go. We are going away in the caravan to Himitangi over the weekend, so will take it with me and stitch it down then. That’s the plan, anyway.