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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Adding the Fused Binding

Continuing on with my "Light in the Forest" piece, it is time for trimming and adding the binding. Last week, I showed the hand dyed, block printed binding fabric. It has fusible web (Mistyfuse) attached to the back.
I cut the binding strips with scissors to make them slightly irregular.


The binding was first fused to the front of the trimmed quilt, then I folded it to the back and fused it to back as well.

5 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Cynthia!

I love the back fabric. Did you print the frogs yourself? If so, how did you proceed? By the way, I think adding the birds was a good idea, they are lovely!

Thanks
Anne-Marie

Cynthia St Charles said...

I usually use commercial fabric for my backings. I am very slowly getting my stash used up! The frog fabric probably was purchased 15 years ago!

Rachel Parris said...

what do you do at the corners?

Rachel Parris said...

What do you do with the corners on your binding?

Cynthia St Charles said...

For this piece, I trimmed the binding even with the corner for both sides of the corner. I have just tried mitering the corners on a new piece. When I get around to putting that one on the blog, I will do a tutorial on the mitered corner technique (I learned it from Robbie Joy Ecklow's book).