Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Faux Piping Binding

Last week the quilters met to share their sense of fabric. Sounds so corny, but did you ever meet a quilter who didn't want to "touch", to "feel", to "view" any quilt we see. Maybe we just get a cotton dust high, but it is so rewarding.  I think that's why we appreciate "show and tell."
Pam's paper piecing

Pam's applique runner

Nancy's mystery quilt


After show and tell, Mary taught a class in faux piping binding. It's an easy way to bind a quilt that just needs a little extra something without the extra work. Piping when applied to a quilt can be the splash of color that turns a ho-hum quilt into an striking wonder. In the past, piping was a two or three step process that was rather time-consuming. This quick technique allows you to bind and add piping to a queen size quilt in about three hours...yeap, I did say 3 hours.

Amazing what we learn from each other. And Thanks to Inspirations Quilt Shop in Hills who again allowed us to use their incredible classroom.






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