“Party at the Fence Post”

Wall quilts. Full-sized quilts. Lap quilts. Place mats. A common denominator with almost all quilted pieces is the finishing step—the binding. The process of mitering a corner involves a few steps. The mere mechanics of carrying out the steps at four corners almost cements the technique in your mind!

I’d like to share with you my favorite binding technique. It’s in video form, developed to answer those many questions that are posed by Quilt Expo contest entries on how to add a binding. The lesson begins with the instructions to cut 2-1/2″ crosswise strips of fabric and ends with a neat and accurate finish to any quilted piece. You can find binding techniques in Quilt with Confidence or simple watch below!


How many of you are planning on attending our 6th annual Quilt Expo, September 8–10? There’s still time to register for lectures and sit & set classes.

Thanks for your response regarding your favorite designs from Mary Mulari’s Appliques for Sweatshirts embroidery CD. The random winner of the CD is Susan. Her comment was: Oh, definitely the cat (I love all things kitties). Wait, that dragonfly is lovely. Oh, but the ornament is so beautiful and perfect for getting a head start on some Christmas presents. But the hand holding the flower is just so cute. It’s sensory overload!

Bye for now,


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