Saturday, November 1, 2008
Can we talk about binding?
I had been quilting for about five years and was never satisfied with my finished binding when I happened upon a new technique.
Perfect you say? Heck, my binding was so bad, I had actual lumps where the two ends met! I was open to any suggestions.
That's when I found Nancy Johnson-Srebro's book.
This woman is a genius when it comes to binding. Her method is not complicated and she takes you through the process step by step, picture by picture. Since I bought the book in 1998 it is the only method I use and it gives you four perfect corners and a lump-free joining every time. The book is available on Amazon. I can't recommend highly enough. And no, I don't know the author!
Prior to handsewing the back, I have also found it helpful to pin the binding down and let it "set" for a day or two. This makes it easier to sew as the binding is less liable to pop open.