Saturday morning, I went downstairs to cut and iron the binding for my quilt that I finished on Friday evening.
I wound my binding around my little wooden ribbon holder I bought at Goodwill, and set it to the right of my machine.
I always have trouble figuring out what size seam allowance to use. I finally figured out that 1/2” would work for me. I cut my binding in 2 1/2” strips.
Being who I am, I always want to do things quickly and be finished, so I played around with about five different stitches to sew the binding down, but after being unhappy with them, and having to rip them all out, I decided that I really do love the look of hand stitching, so I went upstairs and turned on Netflix and started to sew the binding down all by hand.
We left early afternoon to go to the Quad Cities, so I set it aside. This morning (Sunday), I was up early, as usual, so I picked up where I left off. About 4 hours later, I was finished. I do love the look of hand stitching and I am happy I took the time to do it, although my fingers did fall asleep a few times for the first hour or so. After that, they were fine.
I don’t know about you, but when I am working on a quilt, I am always anxious to get it finished, but when I see that I only have a few stitches left to sew on the binding, somehow, I get just a little bit sad.
How about you?
Time to dig out another unfinished quilt top in progress.