First, I was thinking of skipping the soaking and boxing step. Personally being a novice quilter I was happy with my wholecloth quilt as is. So, thought why not just trim and bind.
I had sparingly used homemade starch and the disappearing ink pen. So, didn't feel that I wanted to do these steps and left a message at Leah's blog for her input. Since, I didn't get a feedback and didn't want to be rebel and followed those two steps too :-).
I used the same fabric for my binding. I usually cut my binding strips at 2.5inches and did the same for this project too. Again, the fabric I used was "Pearl Pink Kona Solid".
Here is a picture of my blocking the quilt:
|Blocking the Wholecloth Quilt|
Here is the picture of the quilt after I trimmed it and machine stitched the binding from the back:
|Binding - before joining the ends|
|Binding- perfectly seamed binding|
I choose the following decorative stitch for the machine binding.
This morning I ran out of my bobbin and I don't think I going to able to wind my bobbin with the baby being around. So, here it is as is:
|Wholecloth Quilt Binding|
|Customized decorative stitch from my new Singer Machine|
|Closeup on the decorative stitch on the binding|
Leah I have couple question for you:
1. I know that we had used starch and need to get that out by soaking. Is there any other reason why we need to soak our quilt if its going to be a wall-hanging?
2. With all the stippling tutorials, will you be writing a book on Stippling FMQ? I'm just curious :-).
Leah thanks again for the wonderful tutorials. I just ordered some quilting supplies from your Day Style Designs online shop to support the Free Motion Quilting Project.