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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 806570 views.

part of my problem is sewing black bindings.  no matter how bright the light it still feels like a guessing game.  I did use a chalk pencil to mark the edges this time and that did help a little.

re feathers - I know.  Practice make perfect......grin

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


For some reason, even though I put stacks of squares or triangles in front of me, I just can't get the rhythm of grabbing them between the pieces for the project I'm working on.  Oh, well.  When I need a mindless project, I usually grab my strips.  I seem to have enough of those to last forever and, of course, I keep making more.

Can't wait to see a picture of your finished quilt.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


That will be perfect for that quilt.  I knew it was going to be beautiful when You kept putting more blocks on the design wall.  Doen't hurt that I love the colors.relaxed

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Yes, I sew to the back and fold to the front.  Sometimes the back isn't perfect but I"m most concerned that the front looks good.  I try to use bobbin thread that blends with the back of the quilt.  Rarely do I have a seam in the binding that ends at the corner.  I've used your solution.  Doesn't take much work or time.


From: judyinohio


Takes my breath away.

A quilt this lovely will guarantee the couple stays married. wink

Thank you. When I was buying the fabric for this (I purchased 100% of the fabric new for this quilt from about 6 or 7 quilt shops) I was thinking sea glass and sand.

Thank you. I am pretty pleased with this quilt. I have finished the first of 5 rows of circles so off to a good start.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

part of my problem is sewing black bindings.  no matter how bright the light it still feels like a guessing game.

AND especially when sewing at night.  OMG .. talk about a visual black hole!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

talk about a visual black hole!

I just had a brain storm - I don't usually like using these things but DH loves them.  Bet it would help at least on those corners