Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A UFO Finish

On Sunday’s post I showed you a very, very old UFO that I was determined to finished.  Well guess what?  I did it.  I managed to get the binding completely done and it is now in the completed pile.


This quilt will no doubt end up as a charity quilt so instead of the traditional way of sewing binding on a quilt I did it a little different.  Typically I sew the binding to the back, mitering the corners, and then turn it to the back and hand sew it down.  In this case I reversed the process.  I sewed the binding to the back of the quilt, mitered the corners, and then turned it to the front.  Using variegated thread I selected a button hole stitch and sewed it in place.  Here’s a few close-up pictures.


Here I am sewing the binding to the front of the quilt.  Notice the foot?  I love this foot and use it a lot.  It’s called various names depending on the machine manufacture but the most common name is a joining foot, or lace joining foot.  In this case I rode the center flange along the folded edge of the binding and had the needle stitch right along side the fold and then take the “bite” to the right. 


It’s not quite as neat on the back side but it looks OK and can withstand a ton of wear and tear and the corners are still beautifully mitered. 


If you missed how I miter my corners, I did a little tutorial here.   It works every time.   BTW this quilt is made using my Wacky Devine Nine pattern.  It can be ordered from my website




  1. Wahoo. Love how you photographed it.

  2. Oh...love that little foot, I think I have one but didn't know what it waas for. Love the quilt!

  3. What a great quilt! I've done my binding that way a couple of times and I really like it! :0)

  4. Lovely quilt. Great binding tutorial. Oh, how I love celebrating finishes. Congratulations!


  5. I love the binding technique. Gonna try it on my current UFO project...thanks for sharing!


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