Friday, April 4, 2008


No way. I couldn't believe what I was hearing, basting my quilt binding in place with school glue? Well, I decided to try it and it does work-- quite well, in fact.

I learned of this method from an on-line quilting friend who pointed me to Sharon Schamber's U tube site demo which gives an excellent 3 part tutorial. I was readily convinced to use this method for the machine stitching; I wasn't quite so sure about the method for the final hand sewing in the back side. (My previous trial with the baby blanket I had done stitch in the ditch for the final step, so I didn't have a trial run for the hand stitching yet.) Well, after gluing only one of the four sides for the final step, I pinned the other 3 sides--creature of habit, unwilling to change, you know. I must say, I wish I had glued all 4 sides. It is really a great way to do it.

No matter how I did it, though, it is done! YIPPEE.
Not sure exactly how I am going to leave it in its home. It's a bit more pink than I like it the room,

so my inclination is to keep it folded at the end of the bed. What do you think?

Meanwhile I am still knitting with 3 WIPs:

a baby blanket, my granddaughter's sweater, and some 6x9' blocks that will be part of an afghan for one of our soldiers. I learned about this project from yet another on-line friend. If anyone is interested, come along and join us in giving back just a bit to those who sacrifice so much for each of us.

1 comment:

prairievisiondesign : handmade said...

very lovely quilt - I'm not "pinkish" either but the room has great impact with the full quilt laid out. :)