Friday, March 9, 2012

Applying the Fused Binding part 1

After I finished machine quilting the little quilt in the video below -"Woodland Treasures" I needed to put the fused binding around the squared up edges to finish it.

I have been putting fused bindings on my art quilts for over 15 years, starting with this quilt - Waiting for Spring.
I had so many left over fused oak leaves after I finished the quilt I decided to fuse them around the edge of the quilt as the binding.

As most of my quilts are art pieces and hang on the wall, it seemed like a good idea to me. I haven't looked back and have been doing it ever since.










I hope you enjoy this tutorial of applying a fused binding to "Woodland Treasures" and will share it with your quilting friends.

Stay tuned for part two, doing bobbin work on the edge of the binding.

3 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

That was fascinating! I can't wait to see how you are going to top-stitch with the bobbin play!

Cornwoman said...

I love how easy that fused binding looks, and will definitely be trying that very soon! I'll be looking forward to part 2.

Also...I watched your presentation at the Inspired To Quilt Expo. It was wonderful! Thank you for pointing us to the Expo, as I'm enjoying it. You got the highest marks from me when I voted.

Vicki said...

Thanks for your binding tutorial. It looks so effective on an art quilt. I, too, enjoyed your Inspired to Quilt interview and lesson. Your instructions were very clear, well-detailed, and paced just right. Full marks from me too.

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