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VALLEY OF THE SUN RETREAT Feb 14-16 2020   News and Announcements

Started 10/31/19 by KSCarolyn; 135624 views.

I've been working on minis to decorate my sewing room wall. Annoyingly, I tried to do the binding where you sew in the front, then sew through the front to the back. I did 2", and it wasn't quite big enough to grab in some parts. I'm sure that's a seam allowance thing, though I couldn't see it. I'll still have to hand bind in some spots. Otherwise, having fun with it!

karensquilte

From: karensquilte

1/16/20

Mel, it's a lot easier to sew the binding on the back and then topstitch on the front.  Think you'll like this better.

KSCarolyn

From: KSCarolyn

1/16/20

I sometimes sew the binding to the back and use a decorative stitch on the top, especially on a baby quilt that gets washed a lot.

Carolyn

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

1/16/20

I'll have to take some pictures.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

1/16/20

KSCarolyn said:

I sometimes sew the binding to the back and use a decorative stitch on the top, especially on a baby quilt that gets washed a lot. Carolyn

I do the same.

karensquilte said...

Mel, it's a lot easier to sew the binding on the back and then topstitch on the front

Thanks for the tip! That is precisely what I tried first, but unfortunately, the decorative stitches that I wanted to use didn't work with the walking foot so I decided to try the other. LOL!!! I keep trying new things :) 

Thank you :) I'll give it another try. Anything's easier than hand stitching! (sorry to those of you who like it, but...not me!)

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

1/17/20

I just took my 12 place setting w/all serving pieces intact, to my son.  I've had it packed for years as I wasn't using it anymore.  His father & I picked it out together in 1972 in Japan.  Son didn't have any kids until 3 yrs ago. A girl, so he has someone to pass it on too.  He opened up one of the bins and just rubbed it with his fingers. 

PLUS it gave me a flimsy excuse to make a 2500 mile road trip to get it to him.  Along with a bunch of other family heirlooms that were his to start with.  

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

1/17/20

Leaving for Houston.....

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

1/17/20

We have a bit in common.  We bought our 8 piece set of china in 1973 in Okinawa.  Our daughter and her family received the set early last year.  And all the pieces survived Hurricane Dorian in September!

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