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I finished the binding on the big star quilt!
|Front of the finished Big Star|
|Back of the Big Star|
For the finish of the binding, I decided to use clear thread in the machine and beige in the bobbin. For most of the the stitching the thread stayed on the star background so that was fine. It took about an hour to do the final round of the binding. I forgot to keep track of how long it took to cut the strips, join them together, and sew on the first round....
I had purchased a special pen to write on fabric, so after it was done I wrote the label on the binding.
|Label written on binding - "A long road for this quilt! Began piecing with the help of my MOM in the late 1960's. Finished May 2012 for my husband, Bernie. XXOO 4th Quilt by June Dodge"|
As I wrote on the label, this is my fourth finish. My first was tied and given to my son, the 2nd and 3rd were FMQed (after finding Leah site) made for Quilts for Kids, and this one for my husband! (I'm not counting the practice quilt or the little mug rugs I've made.)
More on the Big Star Quilt
These are notes to help me remember how I did this!
Binding Step 0 - Apply binding to the back of the quilt, At the corners move the fabric so it's a little less then 1/4 inch - then it will be easier to do the corners (I did for the last two corners, worked well). I like narrow binding so strips are 2 inches wide.
|Binding Step 1 - Sew the folded fabric with about 5 inches of tail on both sides.|
|Binding Step 2 - Smooth the fabric and fold at the intersection of the two ends of the binding.|
|Binding Step 3 - draw the creases for both ends.|
|Binding Step 4 - pin the quilt away from the area.|
|Binding Step 5 - Fold to find out which way the fabric should be |
facing, then put pin thru the intersection of the lines, Move so
it's at 90 degrees and pin so the fabric won't move. Added: The right sides will be facing each other! Leah Day has a good video to help with this too: https://leahday.com/pages/how-to-bind-a-quilt-by-machine
|Binding Step 6 - Sew, test to be sure it's correct, trim and finger press flat. Sew on the quilt.|