Ok, before I get to the machine binding tutorial I just had to share this story. For Valentines Day, we all decorate paper bags and line them up in the living room. Then, my husband and I write notes to our kids and put them in the bags, plus a little surprise. This year, my daughter surprised me with this cute little “mat to do stuff on.” I gave her a bag of my scraps a while ago, and she took an old quilt block, then cut up little pieces of fabric and glued them onto the front. My heart melted – she’s so sweet. I put it away in my closet with my other quilting stuff and today she asked, “where did that mat go that I made you?” So I guess I’ll have to find a better place of honor for it. It does mean so much when people appreciate your gifts right?
But onto the tutorial – one thing that I love doing for small projects is using the backing as the binding. It has a really professional finish, and the corners become mitered without much trouble. I also love how this little table runner turned out. The fabric is “Merrily” by Gingiber for Moda and also comes with really cute quilt panels.
Congrats to Shauna who won the last giveaway! For this one, I have enough fabric for one of you to make your own table runner! (Or whatever else you want with the fabric). The giveaway includes 2 fat quarters, some long strips of various sizes and multiple 4″x4″ squares. To enter, just subscribe to my Youtube Channel, then leave a comment on this post telling me how you survive winter. Ok, you don’t have to tell me how you survive it, but if you could – I’d appreciate it. I need some other ideas then just quilting…which is good…but only goes so far ya know. (If you’ve already subscribed, just leave a comment)
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