Still…

…..working on the gigantic tumbler quilt.

At least the quilting is finally done. Now onto the binding. I had a bit over a yard of this left so I chopped it all up.

I don’t sew my binding strips on the diagonal. The quilt police haven’t fined me yet.

This is the die I use to cut my strips.

I will sew the binding on by machine and finish by hand. If you don’t hear from me, you know where I’ll be.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to Still…

  1. Your binding is beautiful. I use a straight binding too!

  2. Heather H. says:

    I use straight binding but I join the strips with a diagonal seam to distribute the added bulk. The joins can get pretty bulky with 6 layers of fabric doubled up plus the quilt sandwich, and especially if you’re going to finish by machine, it can be tough to keep it smooth.

    Don’t forget, even if they catch you, the quilt police can’t arrest anyone, all they can do is say, “tsk, tsk,” and shake their heads at you while you keep on doing your thang! 🧐🤪

  3. Sandi says:

    Don’t worry Katy, the quilt police have caught up to me either! LOL. Enjoy your day. Hugs,

  4. Ha! The quilt police couldn’t possibly keep up with all of my infractions… I would be a full time job for them! I have that green fabric in my reproduction collection! Beautiful!

  5. It is simply gorgeous! And, I don’t cut my binding on the diagonal either. In fact, I use a single straight binding. Years ago judges used to say “You should use a bias binding”. Guess they have given up because I haven’t heard that in years. 90% of the antique quilts I have seen has a straight binding. Guess we are doing something right!

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