Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Love It or Hate It?

Several months ago, Sew Mama Sew asked me to round up some quilting tutorials, and so far, I've shared 12 Fundamental Quilting Skills and 8 Modern Ways to Back a Quilt. Today you'll find 15 Best Binding Tutorials, a pretty exhaustive collection. {Just click here.} There's a few of my own {striped binding and straight and angled matched binding} plus a dozen more, several of which I'd never seen before. You know I like to put a twist on my quilts' bindings, but even so, I was surprised and impressed at some of the techniques I found, and I'm pretty sure you'll find something new to try, or a tutorial to make your favorite method even better.
Binding a quilt is one of those things you swoon over or dread. {I'm a swooner!} For some reason, I am just intrigued by how folks finish their quilts. So much so, I've taken 2 online surveys this year here on A Quilter's Table, just to feed my curiosity. The first was about your binding decisions {survey and results}, where the second was more about your actual technique {survey and results}. Interesting reading for sure - and a good resource when you're considering your binding options. And this new round up will be a terrific added resource.
Thanks to those who gave permission for their techniques to be shared, and remember, I also recently posted Emma/joworimakes' tutorial for hand blanket-stitched binding - another to add to your own personal round up.

So have you tried some of the tutorials I mention in my Sew Mama Sew post? If so, or if you have another we should all know about, please share in the comments. How you finish your quilt can really add to the overall effect. Isn't it great to have so many options?

Sew Mama Sew

Friday, December 12, 2014

We Have a {Giveaway Day} Winner!

It's been another fantastic Giveaway Day Week! 433 of you stopped by to leave a comment in response to my request to share "one quilting tutorial or pattern found online that you turn to again and again." Boy, do I have some serious perusing to do! You gave oodles of suggestions, several of which I've already pinned to try myself. Thanks for sharing!

So we have a winner! And that would be #72, Lynda, who said, "my go to pattern was found on the Oh Fransson blog, the new wave quilt - have made this up in soft colors for babies, bright colors for toddlers, and neutral and bold browns for male lapquilts - the pattern is easy to work with and I love the finish." Good suggestion, and thanks, Lynda. Congratulations on winning the Priory Square bundle. Enjoy!

Thanks to all of you who stopped by to enter. Hope you enjoy finding some new tutorials and patterns to try in the comments. I know I have!