Thursday, August 30, 2012

We hand sew quilt binding...why?

I am learning so much about sewing and quilting online, thanks to so many great tutorials circulating out there.  I found one last night on Pinterest about machine sewing quilt binding...front and back.  Without pinning a thing.... did you hear me?? without pinning a thing!!

I tried it tonight on a full sized quilt and I had the whole thing sewn on in approximately one hour.  It turned out well, but I'm not ready to reveal the whole quilt to you just yet. 
Click here for the link to the video.  (it is on pinterest, and I hope you can link to it) Missouri Star Quilt Company
Now to show you something else that I am so happy with:
Meet my new sewing table!  I found the table on Craigslist for $50 and my husband measured and cut out a hole for the machine.  He built a little shelf underneath to hold the machine and I'm telling you, this set up is awesome.  No shoulder tension and the table holds the weight of the quilt!  LOVE!! 
In a few more months, hubby retires from his job and we are getting rid of the two computers that I currently share my sewing room with.  (actually he shares his office with me!)  I can hardly wait to set up the whole room just for me and my sewing!
Here is a pic to show off little Chandler on the quilt that I made for him.  I watched him and big brother today while their mommy went for her 6 weeks check up.  Can you believe he is 6 weeks old??  He is giving Grandma some mighty sweet smiles these days!
I leave you with a picture of Chandler and his pretty mommy.  I think Chandler looks so much like his big brother in this picture.  I'm so in love!



ancient one said...

This was a great post. Filled with LOVE..

Debbie J said...

I will check out the video. I do some of my bindings totally by machine, but it do a lot of pinning! No pinning sounds good to me.

Love the table and the pictures of your dil and Chandler! The quilt you made him is so special.

Melissa said...

I have used machine binding before and since most of the quilts I make are meant for use and get frequent washings, I'm pretty sure they'll never be heirlooms. So machine binding is not only good enough, but I think it is less likely to pull apart when the grans play tug of war with the dogs using the quilt! I always wanted a table like that, but never found one big enough. Good for you! Love the cute baby pictures, too!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Like your new sewing table and happy you find a time saver with that video. Love Chandler's quilt and he is so cute. Glad you got to spend time with him and his brother. Enjoy!