This can add a decorative edge to your quilt too.
Handwork or Machinework?
Putting the binding on your quilt is just so exciting – it means the quilt is FINISHED!
For those who love handwork this is also a joy but not everyone does and so Valerie shows you how you can complete the stitching using your sewing machine.
Valerie’s favourite stitch for this is number 7 on her Bernina and often appears on the Janome machines as number 37. but if you don’t have either of these then a simple zig-zag will also surfice.
Some tips to remember:
- always test the stitch you are planning to use on a spare piece of quilt sandwich – so that it immitates your quilt
- this sewing also tests your tension and that your machine is happy with the needle you have selected to go with the thread.*
- remember that your bobbin thread will also show – probably on the front of your quilt
- when using the walking foot always select a stitch design that continually moves forward – the walking foot doesn’t grip your sandwich so moving backwards can cause an issue on the design orientation
To know more about needles and threads watch Dawn Cameron-Dick’s lecture on the subject.