binding tips part 2 + giveaway

hello Monday!

today…we are going to continue with our binding tips series…

you can read last week’s post here

binding tips part 1

last week I left you here…sewing binding on a smaller piece…

after I have sewed the binding on all around…I stop about a thumb width from the other end…and then trim off any excess…

and then I tuck the end inside the beginning…and finish stitching it…overlapping with the beginning stitching…

the next step is the handwork…I do enjoy this step…and usually do handwork when waiting for my kids or watching some TV, which isn’t too often…

as I get ready to hand sew, I place the folded edge of the binding even with the stitching from sewing the binding on…so I don’t pull my binding in snug…I like the rounded edge…

here you can see how the piece is coming along…

I really love how this finishes…

next time we will talk about how I finish larger pieces…

and the giveaway for today….

spy anything fun??

leave a comment to enter…

I will announce a winner on Friday…

Happy Sewing!


20 Responses to binding tips part 2 + giveaway

  1. Michele T February 18, 2019 at 6:05 am #

    I enjoy hand stitching the binding too… I just know that I’d make a mess if I machine stitched it! I love that fabric on the back!

  2. Lisa Marie February 18, 2019 at 7:06 am #

    If I’m going to watch TV in the evening I love to have some binding to stitch down, makes me feel like I’m accomplishing something! Cute scraps, love the little pink bird!

  3. Jacob February 18, 2019 at 7:51 am #

    This is the part I was wondering about, if you hand sewed it. My wife does that too. Trying to machine sew the binding never works out quite the same on front and back. Nice quilt!

  4. Elizabeth February 18, 2019 at 9:10 am #

    Cute scraps with some blue sticking out.

  5. Lori Smanski February 18, 2019 at 9:10 am #

    I have enjoyed you tutorial on the binding. Thank you. Have a warm and wonderful Monday

  6. Anita L Jackson February 18, 2019 at 9:27 am #

    Thanks for sharing your tips, stay blessed!

  7. Janna February 18, 2019 at 10:19 am #

    Would you say your bindings are “filled”? I have one quilt that I didn’t fill the binding and it wore out faster than the others. I blamed in on the fact it was flannel. Any ideas?

  8. Marti February 18, 2019 at 11:40 am #

    I haven’t tried joining the binding that way. I watched a quilting show today with a binding technique I’ve never seen before. So now I have two new methods to try.

  9. Lori Morton February 18, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

    Thank you for sharing how to do bindings…you made it so understandable. Hugs!! I see some pink with foxes!! Cute!! & some stars..& dots! Thanks for chance to win them 🙂

  10. Shirley February 18, 2019 at 4:12 pm #

    Thank you for sharing a new (to me) binding method. Also, thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  11. tannisz February 18, 2019 at 6:16 pm #

    Your binding looks amazing! Love the mint colored scrap in the middle of the pile.

  12. Patti A. February 18, 2019 at 8:42 pm #

    I love sewing mine down you hand also. I have tried the machine binding. Not my thing.

  13. asteride February 19, 2019 at 5:22 am #

    I’m going to sew the binding on a mug rug soon. Lovely scraps!

  14. Carol DeLater February 19, 2019 at 6:47 am #

    I enjoy the hand stitching part too!
    xx, Carol

  15. Rose February 19, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    This is how I have been finishing quilts for years until the last quilt I did. It was flannel and I wasn’t sure I wanted the bulk.

  16. Edith February 20, 2019 at 2:05 am #

    Please, count me in too!

  17. Denise February 20, 2019 at 7:28 am #

    I always use my machine for binding. Hand stitching looks best but I cant hardly handle a needle anymore. My hands lock up. Thank you for the linky party.

  18. Patty February 20, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

    Thanks for the binding tips Brooke. I am currently hand binding a sampler quilt and have been struggling at getting the perfectly mitered corners I am looking for. Almost always have a corner of the four where it just doesn’t like fold so flat on the back side. I do machine bind my utility quilts and placemats (those items that get more wear and tear, and endure 10yrold rough housing with the dog) and leave the hand binding for all the others.

  19. minibea12 February 21, 2019 at 6:36 pm #

    Great bindings tips! Thanks so much!

  20. Julie Struble February 21, 2019 at 10:09 pm #

    Ah yes!! The key to the rounded binding ❤️❤️

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