Dumb mistake

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.


9 thoughts on “Dumb mistake

  1. Haven’t you ever heard of the galloping horse rule??? If you don’t notice it as your galloping by on a horse, don’t worry about it. Some child will love that quilt!

  2. Ok, I had to read this three times while reviewing your picture before I understood what you meant 🙂 I love your grey binding with the pink back.

  3. I have several quilts that have points cut off, and it doesn’t bother me even a tiny bit. Love the grey binding with that bright pink backing.

  4. It’s going to be loved even without perfect points. I love that grey binding – looks great with the pink. Hope that lightning ends soon. Lightning freaks me out, along with high winds. We had a brief thunderstorm last night but the worst of it was east of us.

  5. I like every quilt I see.. My husband goes to shows with me and he figured if it is hanging it is pretty. I agree with him a lot. I can appreciate the time and money that goes into a masterpiece, and they are all masterpieces.
    Debi Anderson, quiltwoman1@comcast net

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