Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Binding is Done!

Today I put the finishing touches on the Spring Quilt. The binding fabric is Amy Butler's Full Moon Polka Dot in Slate.


I am very happy with the end result. I find the quilting usually the most challenging, but this time it all went relatively easily. Although, I must admit, I did bond with my quick-unpick (seam ripper) for some of the quilting lines.


I also wanted to show you the gloves that I use for quilting. I did a machine quilting class with Deborah Louie late last year, and she highly recommended these gloves. Not only are they an absolute dream to quilt with, but they are cheap and available from the local supermarket. These gloves give you a really good grip which makes it so much easier to guide the quilt as you are sewing.



They are called Ansell's HyFlex Multi-Purpose Gloves and are made from a breathable and stretchy material. The palm is coated with foamed latex for extra grip. They retail for just over $5.00AUD at the local grocery store. Bargain!

16 comments:

  1. Cute little quilt! I love the binding :)

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  2. Yes - it is darling! I am glad I bought a bunch of those dots. I think those are like my gardening gloves - what a genius idea to use them for quilting! I think I'll buy another pair so i don't get the fabric all dirty.

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  3. Finished quilt looks great! I especially love the binding, ties it all together nicely

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  4. Gorgeous quilt! Thanks for the tip about quilting gloves - I will pass it on to friends of mine who do free-motion quilting!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  5. Thanks for the glove tip. I am going to get over my quilting phobia this year and hopefully these will help

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  6. Hi Lurline sent me..
    Love the quilt, and will have to try out these gloves, Thanks for the tip.
    Julia ♥

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  7. I love your quilts, especially the colours you have used. Beautiful.
    Cathy

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  8. Love the finish! It turned out just fantastic!

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  9. Love the binding! I agree about the gloves - it makes free motion so much easier. Although on my last quilt I accidentally sewed my glove into the top... : )

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  10. So Beautiful...and I love the binding!

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  11. I love the simplicity of this quilt. Another beauty!

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  12. Wonderful quilt. I love your sense of style. And thanks for the glove tip!

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  13. I love polka dot bindings!

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  14. Love your quilt, and the binding is gorgeous too. You’ve inspired me!

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  15. Stunningly simple and simply stunning!

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