newbie quilter needs help finishing edge

newbie quilter needs help finishing edge

Post by gcp » Wed, 21 Feb 1996 04:00:00



Wanting something to do in the evenings while watching T.V., a friend
suggested making a quilt. I went the monochromatic route with all cotton
muslin top and bottom and cotton warm and natural batting for the inner. I
drew a pattern based on a stained glass book I had and started quitling by
just going up and down at right angles and quite close. I'm using quilt
thread the same color as the muslin. I am pleasantly surprised at how nice
it has turned out and even did a fancy border that looks like intertwining
ribbons. I did this to about 1/2 inch to the edge of the layers and now I
need to know how to finish it. I don't sew and want to do it all by hand.
It's baby crib quilt size, about 42 inches wide by 60 inches long. Now
what do I do???!!! Thanks for any suggestions. Pat
 
 
 

newbie quilter needs help finishing edge

Post by DDuperau » Thu, 22 Feb 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

> I did this to about 1/2 inch to the edge of the layers and now I
>need to know how to finish it. I don't sew and want to do it all by hand.
>It's baby crib quilt size, about 42 inches wide by 60 inches long. Now
>what do I do???!!! Thanks for any suggestions. Pat

You DON'T SEW! And you made this! Think again!

Anyway, to finish the edge you can either fold over the back piece and hem
it down (if it is large enough) or you can add a separate binding strip,
folded in and hemmed down front and back. 2" is a good width to start
with, since that will give you two 1/2" folded hems, and a  half-inch-wide
binding to fit over the space you have left. You can purchase something
like bias tape, but it might be nicer to make your own from the same
fabric you used as the backing.

                                Dawn