Binding has always made me nervous. I've never hand stitched... anything. I'm too impatient for it. I've always machine stitched my binding... and I have tried a bunch of different methods. It's still not perfect but they're getting better. With my small potholder project I decided to take a stab at manually attaching it.
It took me a while to figure out the 'quilter's knot'. Most of the instructions I ran into were:
- Step 1: wrap thread around needle
- Step 2: ????
- Step 3: profit
I figured out how to start the sewing, and sewing up the corners was easy, but all the tutorials had no instruction on how to finish it! When I ran out of thread and had no idea what to do. I found this video and followed it. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Is there an easier way that I don't know about? Also my fingers hurt from pushing that stupid needle through. I'm assuming I need a thinner needle - but is there some type of tool that can accomplish this?
This is Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow with Kona Coal, Medium Gray, and Ash. They measure approximately 7.5" finished. Inside is a 2 layers of Warm and Natural sandwiched around a piece of bottomweight-canvas.
I wanted to play with the fonts again... so I added a bit to the back. These are for our friend, Chef Greg, who's response to all cooking related questions no matter how complex is "It's really simple! You just..."