My creative space is all about binding today.
I've been cutting and stitching strips of fabric to make the binding for Lulu's vintage quilt.
I've used a beautiful flannelette sheet I thrifted at the oppy for a couple of dollars.
It is all worn and snuggly and I think it makes the perfect binding for this quilt.
There are some patches of the very same yellow floral throughout the quilt, only they are cotton and came from a thrifted pillowcase. Can you spot it?
When I saw this flannelette sheet, I just knew it was my binding.
PS I'm joining in today with this creative community.
PSS Thank you for your lovely comments on yesterday's post. In answer to your questions...
Mel, I used a 4 inch square template. I picked the quilter's business card up at my local quilting shop ages ago. Some stores will have a machine quilting service as well. My quilter is also in the yellow pages. She has a huge and gorgeous studio(shed) at the back of her home.
Sophie and Kylie, the machine quilting for this king single size quilt cost $85.00!!! which is a GREAT price. I dropped it off without getting a quote(they can quote you if you give the measurements) and was told it would be somewhere between $100-$130(which is what I have paid previously at another quilters). When I went to pick it up she charged me $85.00 Very happy indeed!
Because all the fabrics were thrifted sheets and pillowcases, that really kept the price down as well. I have quilted myself previously(just sewing straight lines or not so straight lines) but as this quilt is Lulu's first quilt for her big girl bed I wanted to make it a bit extra special by having it quilted professionally.
I am very much a 'beginner quilter'. This is my third quilt and I was expecting the smaller squares to be a bit tedious but they actually came together pretty easily. I didn't follow a pattern. I just grabbed a square-any square and stitched it on.