Happy National Quilting Day!

Today is National Quilting Day, and it’s not too late to celebrate! I haven’t managed to actually quilt yet today, but have spent a bit of time reading and reviewing books for our May/June 2017 issue. (Spoiler alert: there’s quite a crop of good quilting books out there just now.) I’m hoping to get a little piecing in, but first am swinging by here to share a great WebExtra! on how to join strips for any type of binding.

In Faced Binding the Easy Way in our July/August 2014 issue, Cristy Fincher refers to Sharon Schamber’s technique to join the strips, which works well for all types of bindings. Click here to access a pdf of this great tutorial. I love that Cristy and Sharon glue baste in a variety of situations. In her article Cristy says that glue basting “keeps the strips stable and accurate, and they do not shift as they are being sewn. Also, time is not spent putting in or taking out pins. Rest assured, the glue will wash out, and because the glue is heat set, it is perfectly safe for your sewing machine and needle.” So fast and easy!

 

Today and everyday I wish you Happy Quilting!!

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