Binding the Quilt: A Video Tutorial!

I have two reasons for today's post. First of all, I've received several requests to publish a video tutorial on the topic of quilt binding. Second, this month's Maxie Mail box contains a quilt project, binding included, and I wanted to provide information for the beginner quilter as well as the experienced. Hence...the video tutorial, "Binding the Quilt" was made!

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Maxie Makes the Sentimentalities Quilt!

Hello! I have a fun quilt to share with you today. This is a quilt that my daughter, Bonnie Christine, and I designed for her fabric line, Reminisce, for Art Gallery Fabrics. The original concept was Bonnie's, and I have to admit that I was a wee bit daunted at the idea of drafting the pattern. I turned, dubiously, to my EQ7 software for help. The result made me love EQ7 more deeply than ever! Another great tool that made this quilt a breeze to make is Marilyn Doheny's 24" 9º ruler. I'll show you just how easy it is to use in the video below, and you'll find the ruler, along with several other featured favorite products on my shopping page. You'll see the quilt made in Bonnie's Sweet as Honey fabrics as well, and, I have kits available in both fabric lines shown! You'll also  find lots of tips and techniques that will help you in many other quilting and sewing applications, so grab a cut of tea and enjoy! Be sure to share if you like it, and leave me a comment; I'd love to hear from you!

Here are a few photos of both versions used in the video. While Reminisce is a softer, pastel palette of florals, Sweet as Honey offers more intensity and whimsey with beehives, bees and deer. I had so much fun quilting it on my Handi Quilter Avante´, and I was so blessed to win 1st place for machine quilting!

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Thanks for visiting today! Happy sewing, and God bless!