Confession time: I hate binding quilts. I know, I know, I've probably mentioned it before, and I'm not the only one out there who feels this way, but my case is extremely severe. See these lovely finished twin quilts? They were meant to be my daughters' birthday presents... two and a half years ago!!! Talk about belated birthday gifts, huh?!
So what happened to finally move these from my UFO to Friday Finish pile? I found this Bijou Lovely tutorial that "cheats" the look of joined binding so I don't have to dread all the fiddling I always end up doing trying to get it just right at the end. [Yes, it is ridiculous that that's all it took to motivate me.] I can't tell you what a game changer this is for me, though. I'll probably never move binding to my "top ten favorite things to do" list, but at least I can stop loathing it!
What's your least favorite part of the quilt making process?
Do you have a tip or trick that makes it more enjoyable? Let me know below!
Quilt stats: Finished size 68" x 76"
Pattern: "Improvised Herringbone" from Modern Basics II by Amy Ellis
Fabric: Sarah Jane's Wee Wander for Michael Miller Fabrics
Batting: Warm & Natural Cotton
Thread: Piecing, Aurifil 5021; Quilting, Aurifil #4667 & 4660, Superior Thread So Fine #50
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