Sam has been putting in some more time into her quilt..she spent the weekend and got all her rows made and laid out to sew together now..still lots of work ahead, but at least now she can see how the finished quilt will look!
The quilt is back from the machine quilters home..I love the stitch design she used..circles like the ones in the brown fabric. so cute on it!
First we had to cut the binding fabric in 2-1/2 inch strips (we cut 8 of them)
Then they had to be sewn together in one continuous strip by putting the right sides together and diagonally sewing them..
Then had to trim off the excess..to 1/4 inch
Then opened it up so it was a straight piece of fabric again and on to next strip to add on the same way until all were added..
Then Sam had to iron the seams flat and fold it all in half for a doubled binding
Then she had to fold one end in and close it again
and lastly had to find the middle of the quilt bottom, lay the raw edge of the binding strip even with the edge and start sewing it down about 3-4 inches past that point..the corners were a little more complicated, but no picture taken of those..
Sam, sewing down the binding and her room is finally finished with her new quilt on her bed! 3/16/15