Friday, March 7, 2014

Charity Quilt for a Little Boy

Sewing on the Binding
From our quilt guild meeting last month, I brought home a charity quilt to bind. The quilt was assembled and the binding had been stitched down the front of the quilt by machine. All I had to do was fold it over to the back and hand-sew it down.

Quilt Measures 40 x 50 Inches
It's a small quilt, suitable for a small child who could use it as a lap quilt while watching TV.
A Boy's Quilt
Judging by the 5" squares containing cars and flames and fish, it probably is meant to be given to a little boy.

That's the Detroit Lions' Logo
Yes, definitely meant for a Detroit Lions' football fan. 

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See the Perfect Mitered Corner
It took 3 hours to hand-sew the binding to the back of the quilt. I came across an excellent tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop blog for hand-sewing binding onto a quilt. It uses a ladder stitch and when thread that matches the color of the binding strip is used, the stitching is completely invisible.

Looking for Stray Threads
As the binding was sewn around the quilt, stray threads were clipped and removed. I love this last step in making a quilt because it's so satisfying to have finished it. 

Some lucky child is going to be so happy to receive this quilt!


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