Which are you? Do you prefer to sew your quilt binding by hand or by machine?
I was a “by hand” sewer but after getting great results like this, you can move me to the “by machine” group.
I did do by machine one of my smaller quilts. But hadn’t thought to try it on larger ones. I guess I just thought that was how it should be done. By hand. Until…
I watched a couple of You Tube video demonstrations on how to sew the binding for larger quilts by machine. They didn’t tell me to start from the bottom. I just figured that if I wanted only one row of stitching showing from the top, then I had better begin from the bottom.
I like that the width of the binding turns out wider on the top. And that I can get pointy points on top and bottom. When hand sewn, I could only get a good point on only one side.
For the thread, I used light beige in the top and dark brown in the bobbin. My tension must have been correct because the brown thread can’t be seen on the top.
It took less than a half hour to go around this 54″ by 54″ quilt. By hand, and as slow as I sew, it would have taken at least 3 hours. So, then, there is that. If possible, I plan to machine sew all of my quilt bindings from now on.
All finished. Moving this baby to the Completed Quilts page.
Which way do you prefer? And why? Do tell.