Monday, July 2, 2012
Hand Stitching for the Week
My hand stitching for this week was more hand quilting. Last week I had just over half of the blocks quilted, this week I had 28 blocks left to quilt on Sunday morning. I quilted more yesterday and my total blocks left to quilt is now, just 6 blocks.
When I get those 6 blocks quilted, I will then quilt around the outside edge at 1/8" so that it will be under the binding. Years ago, when I was a new quilter, I read in the National Quilt Association magazine that if you wanted your binding to lay smooth you needed to quilt the outside edge just like you quilt the center of your quilt. It made sense to me so I have always taken the time to do it, too.