Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Giving Hand-Stitching Another Try

I am warming up to the idea of hand-stitching the binding on.  I loved the end result when I did it on my last quilt, and it seems to be going a lot faster this time around.  Do I have better technique? Is the black color of the binding fabric hiding my lack of skill? Maybe a little of both, but it's going faster and looking really nice.

I do admit, the black color does help make it easier.  It's also really framing the quilt nicely. My son keeps asking when it's going to be finished; apparently he has some big plans for this Dr. Seuss Quilt.

While working on the quilt, I needed a little bag to hold all of the clips, thimble, scissors, and thread.  I decided to put one of my new dittie bags to work.  It's really supposed to be for food, but this works, too.  And it's quite handy.  I might make some more of these in regular fabrics for this kind of thing.

I am so close to being done with this bad boy, so I'm going to get back to it. I am linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing what everyone is working on. Love to hear from you; feel free to leave comments!


  1. Good luck with the binding! I can't manage the hand sewing but I admire those who do!

    1. Thank you. I was so afraid of hand stitching the binding for the longest time. Now that I've tried it, it isn't so bad. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message.