OK, What Is Today? It’s BINDING Day!!


It took 5 hours to quilt my Hugs and Kisses quilt top. I stippled the 5″ squares and left the diamonds plain. Didn’t see the need to mash them down. They kind of “pop” up at you. I like that.

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I didn’t do all five hours in one sitting. I did 8 columns, took a half day break and finished the other six columns yesterday. And I ended up clearing off my 2nd banquet table and pushing the two together. Working from one wasn’t working. The back kept going all wonky.

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Quilt top is trimmed and ready for the binding. Notice I left 1/4″ of the batting all around.

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Going to see if I like it this way. I always feel like the binding should be fuller. Have you ever done this? Hope I like it. If not, I can always unpin the binding and trim off the extra 1/4″.

Anyhoo, glad that is done!! My one regret… that I didn’t think to use the cranberry scissors fabric for some of the 5″ squares.

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Don’t know why. I had already decided on the back and binding well in advance of finishing so I had plenty of time to use it. Oh well. Something to think about for the next one using this design.

BBL to show you the finished quilt. I am not going to hand sew the binding. No siree. I am tired of looking at it. Want to finish up as quickly as possible and move on to something else. πŸ˜€

Thanks for coming along with me as I created this quilt top.

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6 comments on “OK, What Is Today? It’s BINDING Day!!

  1. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    I love binding day! It’s one of my favorite parts. πŸ™‚ lovely quilt top!

  2. Lennette says:

    I love the fabric you’re using for the binding! Your stipple quilting is beautiful!!!

  3. Crystal says:

    The cranberry scissors fabric is adorable!
    And, this way, there’s more for next time!
    At least that’s what I’d keep telling myself – been there! πŸ˜‰

  4. Betty says:

    How big is it? It is beau-ti-ful!!!

  5. don_mae says:

    Hi everyone. Loved reading your comments. As always, your comments keep me going and loving what I do. I finished my quilt. Hope you will stop by to see the finish. Thanks again.

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