Little Boo says "Happy October", am I early for treats? Oh bother, just give me some anyway *VBS* Did you miss me? I've been gone since last October, but I'm back!
And a post-a-note for Ms. Ebby...She's just past her 2 year anniversary and going strong. She's fat(reasonably) and sassy(unreasonable) and ruling everything and eceryone around her!
And a footnote to yesterdays post, on binding that I did for Amy of Calico Cat, I don't think there is any ONE way that is right vs. another. Each of us can decide what works best for the particular quilt we are dealing with, and act accordingly. As with quilting, hoop or not hoop, there are as many ways to do things as there are people to come up with them. A reader asked about bias binding or straight strips. I use straight strips. I have found that bias is really only needed if the edge you are binding is curved. It will, however, give you the most amount of binding from the fabric used. You get an amazing amount of binding from a very smallish square when you make bias binding. If you come across a conversion card, grab it! I have one from several years back. It tells you exactly how big a square you need for a specific amount of binding inches. You can figure that by measuring your quilt. If it is a 51" square quilt you will basically need 204" of binding. It's that simple.
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