Thursday, April 16, 2009

Binding Sucks

After finishing the quilting for the baby quilt I learned to bind it today. I discovered I truly dislike binding. I learned French bias binding from my cousin. It was not fun! Now I'm hand-stitching the binding in place while watching a movie. At the last minute I was putting my bobbin case back in my machine and the little peg popped off! It's a plastic piece and I wasn't excited to see that happen. I'll call the Bernina dealer tomorrow to ask if I should just super-glue it back in place, or if it needs to come in to get replaced asap. Drat. Binding day is not a good day for me clearly!


  1. Your baby quilt is wonderfully sweet ... as apposed to "sticky sweet".

    There is more than one technique to bind quilts. Bias cut bindings in any of them is the trickiest because of the stretch. I'd like to send you the handout about bindings and corners that I made up for our guild members when I gave a demonstration. Send me your mailing address if you'd like to receive it.

    My email is

  2. The baby quilt is the little quilted flowers and I totally agree with you about doing bindings...UGH!