I’ve been doing a load of binding, with some exploration of new techniques too.
I tried my hand at using home decor weight for binding. I was impressed with the results and it will likely last forever. I recommend a small sharp needle though and it is a bit difficult to get into the fold of the binding since it is a bit less defined.
Jacquie and I talked about the Ladder Stitch she uses and that I’ve used previously for applique and I gave it a go on this quilt. I was also trying to remember a knot for the end of the thread that I had learned in an applique class and found both tutorials here.
The stitches with the Ladder stitch magically disappear unlike the whip-stitches below.
My Mother was here and she showed me the stitch that she binds with which turned out to be the Ladder Stitch too.
I had noticed when we tag-teamed Baby Elio’s quilt she did a tack like stitch that I’d never noticed on her other quilts at the mitered corner (like above) and I took a liking to it. I have since incorporated into my quilts. We’ll see if it sticks.
As for thimbles, my Mother always used the leather ones with the metal tips. I just bought myself the leather one here. The plastic just never seem to be the right size and my finger gets sweaty. Hate that.
Suggestions? What do you use?