My quilt holder has feet!
New Years day I decided that I needed to make a decision about what I wanted to do to finish my Double Hourglass quilt top. I had earlier, put on a thin brown border. I wasn’t quite happy with just the narrow border, but I didn’t know what I wanted to add to it, so it has been sitting. I auditioned a few different options and just wasn’t happy with anything so I decided to just leave it as it was. Actually, adding more borders would have made it too big for any backing I had, so it was probably a good thing I decided to leave it as it was. I need to make a mental note to make the centers of my quilts smaller if I want to add borders. I chose my backing (a vintage sheet) and loaded the quilt on the frame. (I float my quilt tops and batting).
A few hours later, it was ready to come off the quilter and on to the next step….binding.
I remembered that I had found this spool thingy at GW awhile back, and decided to try wrapping my binding around it to see if it made putting the binding on more manageable. I have absolutely no idea what this contraption is, but it worked great. I taped the end of the binding to it, and wound it around. Update: I found out the spool thingy is called a Ribbon Stax. The top comes off, and you slide spools of ribbon over the post, then put the top back on. When I researched it, it looked like it was sold by a scrapbooking company.
It worked VERY WELL! Now aren’t you all jealous? I trapped it on the table by putting a few clamps and my scrap bag around it so it could spin, but not fall off the table.
I hand stitched the binding down on the back, and finished it after just a couple movies.
Hmmmm…now that I have finally finished this one, it might be time to get my pink and brown pinwheel quilt I started a couple years ago out and finish working on that.