Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Binding Confession

I know that most of you out there hand sew down your binding to the wrong side of a finished quilt.  And it sounds like the majority of you who do that LOVE it.  I've seen it said that it's "relaxing" or "a great stress reliever", etc, etc...   And to be honest, this is how I learned to do it too.

My confession?  I don't really enjoy it.  To the point where I stopped doing it.  No - not stopped putting the binding on.....  But stopped hand sewing it down, and started machine sewing it down.

And yes, to be honest, it doesn't look as good.  It was always "good enough for me".

But now that I've been quilting on the long-arm and seeing really cool results with my quilts, I'm appreciating the look of the hand-sewn binding.  It's definitely a much cleaner and polished look to a finished quilt.

So, I'm trying to love it.  This is the second finish in the last couple of months that I've done it on.  And I do love the results.  I'm working on loving the process.  Which isn't quite there yet.



thea said...

I don't love the process either, but I like the way it looks and it's usually pretty fast so I don't mind doing it.

Lynne said...

I don't think I love the process very much but I do like the results and it's not so very hard to do.

Shay said...

I didnt used to like hand binding either but now that I see the difference it makes to my finished quilts I actually really enjoy it. It's probably one of the few times I sit down and relax!