Sunday, 19 June 2016

How clever is this!

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I came across a post recently, written by guest Aggy Burczyk called 'Thread Matters: Binding with a touch' in where Aggy uses her decorative stitches of her machine (Bernina) to beautify the binding.

Just had to try this...

See that faint white line...Aggy uses a distance of 5/8in to place her decorative stitch. On the Pfaff 4.2 and with the size of the decorative stitch I used 3/8in as a mark to align my sewing foot against. Also chose a very 'light' stitch as I was not sure how this would turn out ...in the photo above, this is the side of the binding that will be on top of the quilt. When attaching the binding you will turn your binding strip around to attach the binding with the wrong side up. This is important for the direction of the stitch...when stitching this, I chose the mirror function to turn my stitch around so when I folded the binding over it was the right way around.

I used Aurifil 50/2 both in the top and bottom  in my favourite blue colour.

And this is what it looks like when it is attached
How cool is that!

Must admit, I got very enthused when I was trying this and did not read the blog post to the end...haha, only to realise that I was not going to be able to close the binding in the normal way. In the end I just sewed the endings together as this quilt is fairly bulky with lots of puff, so that little bit of extra bulk will not be noticeable. Aggy does provide two different ways of working out the closure of the binding...very interesting.

Lots of possibilities!


Karin

1 comment:

  1. That's really a cool idea!!! I will have to think about, if I can use this for the wedding quilt I'm just making.
    Greetings, Rike

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