I hate making dumb mistakes but not so much that I’m going to pull the binding off and redo it! I like to cut my double fold binding strips 2.5 inches and use my regular sewing foot to sew a slightly larger than 1/4 inch seam when I’m sewing my binding on. I stitch it on the front of the quilt by machine and then handstitch it to the back.
Today after I finished the last stitch and rolled this one over, I realized I hadn’t remembered that I needed to sew this binding with a 1/4 inch seam so I wouldn’t cut the points off my block. How did that happen?! It’s a UFO that I pieced last year and normally I make a note on these and put it in with the binding … unfortunately, it’s one of the few tops that didn’t have binding cut when I finished piecing it so I didn’t remember. UGH! Overall, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a cute quilt and will be donated and wrapped around a child in need of comfort but I do so hate making mistakes!
As you can see I went with the gray binding — after waffling back and forth between the turquoise and this one (the back is pink so I eliminated that one), I finally just cut the gray. It already has a label too. Designed on the Avery Label app and printed on Printed Treasure fabric sheets.
A full photo of the quilt will have to wait – Tampa is trying to earn it’s reputation as the lightening capital of the world right now.