MitredBinding

Martha-Quilt - Finishing

Martha-Quilt - Finishing

For the Martha-Quilt, we designed a label that serves two purposes. Not only is it the carrier of the necessary information for the after-world, but it also shows the painting which was the source for the line drawing which became the embroidery motif in the centre of the quilt. We thought it quite fitting to create a label with this painting as a background, adding both the painter and the year it was painted.... (30 July 2011)

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The Binding Thingy

The Binding Thingy

The “Binding Thingy” is a small ruler which is used for making mitred bindings when finishing a quilt. The Binding Thingy slightly resembles a very simple arrow with one pointed and one straight end... (7 July 2011)

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Labyrinth Quilt - Finishing

Labyrinth Label

Isn’t it always nice to finish a quilt? For us, it is an almost festive moment when we have put the last quilting stitch into our latest creation. Attaching the binding and the hanging sleeve is rather an anti-climax however... (31 May 2011)

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Mitred Binding

Mitred Binding

Mitred binding is certainly the most sophisticated and most elegant method to bind a quilt. It is the method you would use if the binding changes fabric at the corners as in the Slanting Triangles quilt. It is also said to be difficult to sew. We don’t agree. If you work both carefully and accurately, we are pretty sure that even quilters who are not that experienced will manage mitred bindings with ease and tranquillity... (9 February 2011)

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Finishing the Slanting Triangles Quilt

Slanting Triangles Label

Finishing a quilt shouldn't just be an afterthought. On the one hand, a lot can still be spoilt when, for example, the binding is attached sloppily. On the other hand, however, you can emphasize elements of your overall design whilst doing the last stitches on a quilt... (9 January 2011)

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