Friday, June 13, 2014
Binding on a Spool
I have been sewing baby things for a friend. I love the anticipation of a new baby in our midst. I don't have grandbabies, so I have fun fussing over other peoples babies.
I made straight grain binding but wasn't ready to bind until the next day. I hated to wrinkle it again so I wrapped it around an empty spool. It's a little trick I read somewhere to hold binding strips. I don't recall what they actually used - I used an empty spool because it is what I had handy. It worked great! The spool would never hold enough for a bed size quilt but was great for a baby quilt.
When it came time to put the binding on the quilt, I popped the spool on the extra spool holder on my machine. It worked amazingly. I was delighted. One less thing snaking across my lap.
I made a label for the quilt using my machines embroidery features. I forgot to put the year on it though! I'm still learning my skills as a quilter :)