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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Six Mandalas Bound

I felt this piece should have a sewn binding because the Damask tablecloth fabric frays really badly and this is a whole cloth piece.  I wanted to use the same red dyed tablecloth for the binding, but I tried something different.  I put Mistyfuse on the back of the binding fabric.  Then, I sewed it in place on the front of the quilt.  When I folded it to the back, I fused it into position instead of hand stitching.  This makes for a flatter binding and it was quick to do.  I don't think it would pass muster with a judge at a quilt show, but that is not my plan for this piece, so I am not concerned.  It was kind of experimental, but I am satisfied with it.  I stitched in the ditch from the front to anchor the fused binding into place through all layers.  It won't be going anywhere. 


tiedyejudy said...

This is a very elegant piece!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful....will you please bring this to BSQR so we can see it in your class? Marybeht

Cynthia St Charles said...

Thanks for the encouragement! Marybeth - this piece will be in my trunk show Thursday evening at BSQR, thus is not available for me to bring to class. Sorry - I am not bringing finished quilts to a workshop where people will be flinging fabric paint around!