03 November, 2015

Don't You Love . . . . . .

. . . spending a lovely time in your sewing room working on 
a special project! Just need to add the borders.
Don't you hate it when you realise you don't have 
enough of the blue fabric to bind the quilt! I'm probably short about one and a half strips from a fat quarter.
I was wondering if anyone might have a little left over in their stash. It was from a fat quarter bundle I bought at Spotlight a few years ago. If I can't find any more, I'll try doing single binding, something I haven't tried before.


15 comments:

shez said...

it looks lovely Christine and sorry i dont have any of the blue,i wish i did, i would gladly give it to you ,good luck i hope someone has some for you xx

Jo said...

Why don't you cut the strips thinner and add another strip of different fabric to make up the width. When ironed and sewn on to the quilt this odd strip will be hidden on the inside. You won't even know it....

Ondrea said...

I can identify with your problem and am sorry to say that I do not have that fabric. Perhaps you could use 2 fabrics and make 2 skinny borders, one slightly bigger than the other OR piece the 2 fabrics together in squares or rectangles for the border. Just a thought. Looks lovely so far.

Susan said...

Lovely stitcheries and a perfect border fabric. Sorry, I can't help with the blue.

barb's creations said...

Lovely wall hanging, sorry I don't have any of this fabric either hope someone can help :) Barb.

kiwikid said...

Looking good so far Christine...sorry I can't help with the fabric either.

Maria said...

Your stitcheries look great , sorry don't have the blue fabric you require... It's sew annoying when you just don't have enough..

Christine Barnsley said...

That is such a nuisance Christine! I do hate it when that happens! I would cute the strips narrower and just make single binding.... I have done it before with as little as 1.5" strips and it still looks fine. With a smaller quilt like this one (which is gorgeous btw!) it is not essential to have the extra strength of a double binding! Good luck! Christine x

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Looking gorgeous! Perhaps sew blue binding down both sides and use more of the red text print top and bottom?

Jacque said...

Oh, I hate when that happens! I don't have any of that blue, but I agree with the others....perhaps cutting the strips narrower will help. I have done single binding with 1.25 strips before. LOL It's a little harder, but on a smaller project you can go slowly and it should be fine.

Karen S said...

It is turning out really well. Good luck finding the fabric.

creations.1 said...

It looks terrific Christine - hope you can source the extra fabric to finish it how you want!

Noela said...

Love the fabrics but none of the blue sorry. Hugs.....

Anthea said...

What a sweet hanging it's going to be Christine - bummer about the binding fabric! - single fold should be fine - I do it for mini quilts, table toppers & such, never have any problems. I'm sure a tutorial online would be helpful - & yes I've used 1.25" strips no probs - Good Luck!

Fiona said...

It's lovely... I often do single binding on smaller projects... works fine
Hugz