Quilt Binding Tutorial Part 4 – stitching the edge to the back

The binding is almost done.  Part four will cover how to hand stitch the binding to the back.   The edge needs to be folded over to cover the raw edge of the quilt and stitched down.  There are two key things to this process.  First is to ensure the corners have perfect miters front …

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Pork Roast and more

My husband went with me to the grocery store last week, and he was shocked at how much prices have gone up.  It is getting ridiculous!  But it got me thinking about how large the lower priced cuts of meat can be.  Those big pork roasts called Boston butt roasts are flavorful, but way too …

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Block of the Month – April

I hope you are quilting along with us for the Block of the Month!  This is April's block chosen by the quilt store, called Lindy’s Plane. The pattern is on Quilt Blocks Galore at http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LindysPlaneBlock.html This one was a bit of a bear, with all the seams and little 2 inch squares. The kit had …

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Quilt Binding Tutorial Part 3 – joining the binding ends

Quilt along with me as I show you how to bind a quilt.  I use a lot of pictures so this full tutorial is in four parts.  If you missed the first two parts, you can see Part 1 Making Bias Binding and Part 2 Sewing Binding to the Quilt by clicking on those links. …

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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

“A stone path led beneath an arbor of ancient roses with arthritic joints. The temperature cooled as they crossed the garden’s threshold. The overall impression was one of darkness and gloom. And quiet, an odd, still quiet. Even the noise of the irrepressible sea seemed dulled in here. It was as if the grounds within …

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Quilt Binding Tutorial Part 2 – sewing binding to the quilt

Sewing the binding to the quilt is rather easy, just follow along the edge.  The corners are tricky, but not too hard once you know the secret.  Remember that quilting is based on accuracy and precision, and your binding should be that way too.  See Part One on How to Make Bias Binding if you …

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Garden flowers and a walk in the park

Spring finally seems to have arrived, and Easter Sunday was a glorious day, warm and sunny.  My garden is coming a bit more alive, and some of the flowers are still going strong.  Others are beginning to stir.  I am especially impressed with these tulips, still looking good, and the dark purple ones have come …

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Quilt Binding Tutorial Part 1 – Making bias binding

Binding a quilt is easy, and enjoyable.  I like to have some hand work to do in the evenings, and whipping a binding down is one of my favorite things to do.  I know, I am nuts.   For those who are newer quilters, I am going to do a multi-part tutorial on bindings.  It has …

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