Monday, August 19, 2013

The best laid plans

My design wall is empty this week.  I am determined to get some quilting done, before I pull out another project.  I finished quilting my labyrinth yesterday morning.  But I messed up (as usual) on the binding - I had bought enough fabric for it, and then I went and used that fabric for the backing :(  I really do need to cut my binding and set it aside before I start the quilt. 

Anyway, now I'm stuck - I could buy more, but I'd rather not, so I came up with a possible plan.  But I wanted to try it out first.  So, I figured I'd load up a quick project, quilt it, and then bind it to see if my plan would work.  4 hours later (quick, yah right), I finished quilting the placemats I took downstairs. 

I started with a single pass on these, but decided that they needed to be more heavily quilted.  So, I shifted the template and went back over them with another thread colour.

I tried out my binding plan on these, and decided I don't like it.  It worked OK, but the edging is machine stitched, and this just reaffirmed that I don't like that look. I'll have to come up with a different plan for the labyrinth.

Check out Judy's blog for more design walls today.

6 comments:

  1. Sorry about the binding, it's easy to do that in the heat of the moment. Hope you find something else that works for you.

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  2. I hate when that happens. Hope you are able to find a suitable substitute!

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  3. This is the way I quilt table runners and placemats. I love having them all on the machine at the same time as then they all look like I knew what I was doing: all quilted the same. Sorry about the binding but a great way to figure that out.

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  4. I never think to do placemats but this works out well. I may start looking for some. Hopefully plan 2 will pop in your mind and you'll be able to get the binding on labyrinth.

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  5. Your placemats look real good and from here the binding looks good too. On your Labyrinth binding, have you ever done a reversible one? It uses less fabric for the front of binding. I cut the front color 1 inch wide and the back color 1.5 inches wide. This has saved me many times when I ran out of a matching fabric that I wanted to bind a quilt with. If you want more directions on how to do this, send me an email.

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