Friday, May 16, 2014

Farm Quilt Finishing

Finishing up the binding on my farm quilt. I love the free motion quilting on this one, especially the ruler work with the curved crosshatching. Actually turned out pretty darn close to my vision for this project. Netflix is a fabulous binding tool- put on a great movie, but not too great (nothing too distracting from stitching), and stitch until your bottom goes numb.
farm quilt


Speaking of binding.... I nearly didn't have enough fabric left! These are the only scraps left from this project.

farm quilt

I like using my take on Sharon Schamber's glue technique for mitered seams and binding. First I fold the strip and get it just right. Then I press the fold as I slide the ruler off.


This next pic is at a funny angle, I swear the fold is at 45 degrees, it just doesn't look like it. Then I use a little watersoluble glue. Yes, glue. Shoot me, quilt police. Sometimes I just use Elmer's school glue, but this Roxanne's Glue-Baste-It had an awesome tip, so I'm using it and will either buy more, or re-fill it with the cheap stuff.

Apply the next strip carefully lining it up, then press to set the glue in a hurry.


Then I can repeat the process until all the strips are glued to make the length I need. Next, I sew down the fold line.

 I stitched the binding on with my walking foot, but I'll finish this binding by hand. Another night or two of Terra Nova on Netflix and it'll be done!


Above is a shot of the back, though I don't think you can see a whole bunch of detail. Maybe I'll get more pics when it's completely done. But for now, it's definitely "Off the Wall" and I'm linking up with Nina Marie.

17 comments:

  1. Oh! The first pic didn't do the quilting justice, glad you showed the back. Nice job! I should take more time with my bindings and use your glue tips. Thank you for sharing

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  2. Love the glue basting to make all sorts of challenges go away, like matching and securing points in certain blocks and for making sewing easier for my 10-year old granddaughter, so I'm really glad to see you spreading the word, too. The quilt police have been fired! Love your blog. You are so clever and your work is beautiful. I learn so much.

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    1. I agree! Glue is a great tool in our quilting tool box.

      Thanks for the kind words!

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  3. The quilting looks beautiful! I love using glue for basting. Are there still any quilt police out there? I can't recall ever seeing a snarky comment on a quilting blog so I'm thinking maybe with the sewing renaissance and modern quilt movement there are no hard and fast rules anyone has to live by.

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    1. I am a big believer in doing what works for me! I know it might not work for others and that's OK!

      Trust me, there are still quilt police. But they don't hang out with me! :-)

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  4. Wow, this epic journey has almost come to an end! I admire your work!
    Esther

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  5. Wow that is amazing. I'd love to see some close ups of the quilting on the front. The back looks fantastic! What a great finish.

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  6. I love this quilt. Just love it!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful Amy and the info on the glue... you have explained it so easily :) Your quilt is wonderful!!

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  8. your Farm Quilt just looks fabulous - your quilting is spectacular, as usual. I really like my glue basting, too.

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  9. Beautiful quilt! You did a wonderful job!

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  10. Congratulations! It's a beautiful finish, I love it!

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    1. Thanks! BTW, I mentioned your Futurama quilt to a fella at church today who had said I should make quilts for “geeks”.

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  11. Glue! Nice... if you use it, I shall too!

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  12. Wow! The Farm quilt is stunning. Although I'm a fan of silhouettes, I've never seen one like this. Your quilting takes it to a whole new level. Thanks for the tips.

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  13. I am in love with this quilt! I just pinned it to my Pinterest board!

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