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March 08, 2012



That is one beautiful quilt, and I love your statement, "can't see the quilting design? That is the idea...love that!!! I always thought the fabric and quilt pattern were the stars. Nice to know someone else feels the same.

blessings, jilly


I love the combination of the black, red and white, it looks so smart. Thanks for the tips on how to bind a quilt.


Beautiful quilt! ;p

Linda H.

How we do things differently! When I teach binding, I have students cut binding 2-1/4" wide, explaining that some quilters cut theirs 2-1/2" wide. I never cut binding on the bias, unless I'm trying to make a spiral binding from a striped print. Also, I keep the backing and batting on until the binding is sewn on, but I never start sewing binding around a quilt, mitering corners as I go, and end binding in the same place. I sew four separate binding strips to each of the four sides of the quilt and then machine sew mitered corners. Works a treat! Love that we can each do it as we prefer, don't you?


Love that quilt with the embroideries, and great tips on bindings! Thanks!


Great advice - thanks for he reminder. Will have to send a couple of my finished quilts your way soon - been too long and I've nearly finished sewing the binding of the last quilt you did for me... Let's not think how long ago that was!! :(


Hi Cheryl, It has been so long since I visited! My health limits my activities and when I feel up to it, I try to spend my time sewing or doing something with hubby rather than online...but I just had to tell you how breath taking the black, red and white quilt is. I sit here trying to mentally inventory my small stash and realize that I am very limited on all three colors. I've been trying to figure out colors for my soon to be 12 year old grandsons quilt I will be trying to make for Christmas and I think this color combinations would be wonderful in the right variety of prints, tone on tone, and solids. Of course, I know that I will have to have one for myself in the same colors because it truly did take my breath away when I first saw it. Great tips to, thanks so much. I need all the help I can get. Big Hugs...

Sue Cook

Thank you so much for my quilt. I am SOOOOOO happy with the finished product. The quilting you have done is perfect for it. I stitched down the binding last night and gave it to my gorgeous friend this morning and she was totally overwhelmed. Thank you once again Cheryl. xx


I like to sew my binding on before trimming too. I find I get a nicer finish with the stability of the extra fabric/wadding. I 'square-up' the corner with a pencil line if needed. Seems to work just fine so far.

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