Binding By Hand

binding stitch

I’m trying something new: binding by hand.
Since this whole (jellyfish) quilt was hand stitched, it would be inconceivable to use a machine to stitch down the binding. So I stitched all the binding by hand too:

hand stitched binding

As if I was using a machine, I started by sewing the binding to the top of my quilt. I actually went around the whole quilt twice to make my stitch length short and hold the binding tighter to the quilt. I kicked ass at eye-balling a 1/4″ stitch!

hand stitched binding

Currently, I’m working on stitching the binding to the back… it’s about half done.  By hand stitching, I have more control over the fabric and I was able to get beautiful mitered corners:

hand stitched binding

hand stitched binding

I’m so excited to be this close to the finish line! After the binding, all I have left is a hanging sleeve and a label. Then it will be time to move onto my ever-growing list of machine-sewing projects. So many ideas… so little time!

5 thoughts on “Binding By Hand”

  1. Thanks Lynne – I would have never imagined to try an all-hand-done quilt before, it just sort of ended up going that way. I usually do binding the way you do it, but it was fun for this ONE project 😉

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