What makes for good binding?
Twice now I’ve just cut and sewn the binding on a quilt without really auditioning the look. As I joined the ends it occur to me, and that ‘oh no’ feeling struck. Luckily, the result was splendid and I didn’t have to get friendly with my seam ripper for the night. I guess intuitively I knew it would work.
Most of the time I not only audition, but I actually cut the binding. Wasteful? No, if it doesn’t work out the binding goes into my strip piecing box for future projects or classes.
It allows me to plainly see…red?
Yes, that completes the look stunningly.
Of course I always want it to work with the backing too and that’s another story.
What do you do?