Well it’s new to me anyway! Having spent years snipping the ends off my binding, feeding them into each other and sewing them down, I’ve never bothered with any other method –it worked fine, so why fix it?!
However… on one of my many perusals through Pinterest I came across this method which made me stop and think. Whenever I have seen ways for sewing the binding ends together before sewing them down, they’ve always demanded leaving so many inches of spare binding, I’ve never seen the point, just call me tight! I even bought a ‘smart’ ruler thing at QuiltCon last year... I used it once! Anyway, Vicki over on Sew Inspired shared her method, which does not require acres of spare fabric, and works like a dream!
So share and share alike, I’ve added a quick tutorial using this method my to collection, I’m not poo-pooing my old way at all, this still features in my Beginner’s Quilt series, but I’ve added a link if you would rather try this method instead.
Talking of quilt kits, we have a new version of our pre-cut Beginner’s Quilt kit which features the gorgeous Fablewood collection from Dashwood Studios. This colour scheme is so fresh and summery, I think it would look so sweet on a little girl’s bed. I am aware that these kits seem to be very girly-orientated at the moment, I am working on that!
I’ve also been wondering whether calling these kits “Beginner’s Quilts” may be putting some quilters off… having just made yet another version for this new kit, I have to say I really enjoyed making such an quick and easy quilt, especially in such gorgeous fabrics! So for more experienced quilters, these kits also make great weekend projects, or even emergency gifts for early arrivals!
If you are local to the North Yorkshire/Teesside area, we'll be at The Rainbow Plant Centre's Vintage & Craft Fair, Stokesley Road, Nunthorpe, this Sunday (24th April) 10-3pm - why not pop along and see what our local community has to offer!
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