Hello out there :) I've been alternately sick or quilting my little brains out for the past few months (not that I have much to show for either!) The lovely thing about blogging is that it waits for you and you don't have to make any deadlines!
So, lets have a wee chat about bindings.
It's not my first rodeo - I've bound a lot of quilts. By machine, by hand, by both. I've made double fold, single fold, and bias. I calculate what I need and bias join my strips and iron and roll and do all the things a good little quilter should do. I even bias join the start and finish - no tucking the ends in for me.
And every darned time, this is what seems to happen:
This piece of binding has 7 joins, probably about 3 inches each where it is thicker because of the seam. 21 inches of trouble, over 244 inches total.
A quilt has 4 corners. Usually.
So, here is a question for a statistician: How come at least one darned trouble spot of the binding ALWAYS lands on a corner for me?! I mean ... 92% of the binding is trouble-free, smooth sailing. And look what happens. I got pretty lucky on this green one because at least the seam is centered right where it would be if I had tried to miter my binding (HA). But STILL, I know the odds are just not high enough to account for this happening every time.
And I know it happens to you ladies out there too ...
Yup, I know, I'm probably just starting at the wrong place. But it seems like I have tried to start in every different place, with the same results.
So: calling smarty-pants binding experts. Is there a no-fail way to attach a binding so you DON'T have a seam on a corner?