Friday, November 22, 2013

Quilting & Binding ALL by hand... and a WINNER!

This is my house for Thanksgiving this year... what is your house like??? lol

On this Ozark Star project I first had to learn how to piece and by hand... did well with that (Yippee!... found excellent tutorials I shared along the way... but not so with binding by hand... so I jumped in once I finished the handquilting on the sandwiched top...
here I am marking some lines with tape to mark my quilting path
And here is a close up for you...
Then it was time to figure out the binding!!!!

I turned to Quiltmaking by Hand but it only had a page and a half with scant pics on this topic... they were fast to answer my email request though and away I went!  Chartering new territory for me... do you ever do that... challenge yourself to learn something new???

First I sewed it with a running stitch above (with lots of backstitches to make the overall stitches stronger and closer together...)

Then I enclosed it on the back side careful not to come through the top :)
I made my binding 2 1/4" for a more narrow binding (generally binding for quilts is 2 1/2") folded in half and sewn to the front... ironed then folded over and sewn to the back while pinned.

Now to finish the final quilting and show off the end result.  I also have to figure out how to sign this inconspicuously.. any ideas???

Now on to the WINNER! of the YLI thread giveaway!!!

Daytona Damsel... I will email you that you won... please contact me here if you don't get the message :)  You are a no reply blogger!  You do follow me but I have no way to get in touch with you... so if I don't hear from you by Monday I will gift this thread to someone else... Good luck Daytona Damsel!

That was such a fun giveaway... if you didn't enter know that I do 2 or 3 giveaways each year related to my posts... I always mail anywhere for free and give followers 2 entries... must be a follower to enter so enter now and be ready for future giveaways that are crafty :)

Have a blessed weekend!


Linking to:
My Quilt Infatuation ~ Needle & Thread Thursday here


  1. cute table runner and hilarious cartoon! so very true for me with trying to finish up all of my Christmas gift sewing!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. I would have never thought of sewing on binding by hand, but when the time comes for me to sew binding onto my current hand-pieced hexi quilt, I will know who to get advice from! ;-)

  3. Hello Kathi,

    Such beautiful neat hand stitching. It must be so satisfying doing an entire project by hand.



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