Quilt Binding (on a Beautiful Quilt!) Made Easier

It's time for Friday's Feature ad today I actually have two things to share with you. You've most likely seen the first...Clover's truly wonderful Wonder Clips! The second: the quilt I'm finishing with this binding! But more about that in a minute. I've really fallen in love with what Wonder Clips do for you. You know how much of a struggle it can be to fold over the binding and hold it in place while you stitch? Third hand, please. They make stitching binding pretty much effortless. Especially when, after stitching to the quilt front, you press the binding flat (away from the quilt) from the front side before clipping it in place. If you skip this pressing, the binding wants to stay on the front of the quilt. Press it out and it will roll to the backing side very easily. Clip in place and stitching is a picnic! A little thread heaven, a straw needle, Aurifil thread and a good movie and I'm good to go!

Let me share this funtastic quilt with you! When I visited International Quilt Market in Houston this past October, this quilt stopped me in my tracks. I had ordered and stocked this fabric in my quilt shop before market, so I already loved it. But, seeing this quilt in person (along with all the other beautiful items in Tim Holtz's booth) just captivated me. Designed by a guy, Eclectic Elements fabrics are very manly, with prints that include yardsticks from the hardware store, Soda pop bottle caps, a world map, reptile skin, cancelled postage stamps, and so much more. So...I made sure we would be able to make it and offer kits to you! I present to you a quilt every guy will love...Hashbrowns for Breakfast!

The generous 58" x 70" size is perfect for the sofa or recliner. I especially like it on my sofa!

The stars are constructed wonky style...no points to match and no tips to accidentally cut off!

The images below are from Tim Holtz's booth at International Quilt Market in Houston. Inspiration abounds!

Thanks for visiting! Happy sewing and God bless!