I love binding quilts. Maybe it’s because it means the quilt is finally done and ready to gift, use, or hang on the wall. Maybe it’s because I enjoy hand sewing while watching TV. I don’t know why, but I do love it.
I generally make my own binding. After piecing the strips together and pressing the binding in half, I roll the binding up.
If I’m binding anything larger than a mini quilts, I keep the binding in a drawer underneath my sewing table while I attach it to the quilt front using my sewing machine. It sits in a plastic cover that some notion or other came in. The binding neatly unrolls as it gets sewed on.
This keeps the binding from getting:
· caught in the wheels of my sewing chair J
· full of lint & pieces of thread
· full of pet hair from one of my furry friends that likes to keep me company while I sew.