Monday, February 6, 2012

Getting Up Close with All Machine Embroidery Binding

I use the same quilting thread on my regular sewing machine to stitch the binding. It's a little heavier than regular thread, but it works great and matches.
 It's a nice and neat durable binding.

It's also pretty. The embroidery stitching finishes off the quilt with a lacy effect!
 Here's the back side of the quilt showing the embroidery binding.
I stitch slowly and very carefully making sure it holds the binding in place perfectly. It is important that is looks even on both sides of the quilt.

If you want to see more photos of embroidery binding - check out my photo gallery. I show photos of the process of stitching the embroidery bindings. Also there are a variety of embroidery stitches.

We are having another warm day in Wisconsin! That's amazing for February! 
Have wonderful day!
Here's the link to Thursday's post - Charms for a Valentine's Table Runner with Lazy Daisy Quilting - How I made it and quilted it.

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elizabeth said...

I would like to try that sometime , I like the look : )

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This is looking wonderful!

Taryn V. said...

I love the special touch the embroidery gives the binding! Great idea!

Linda said...

I love the design on the binding. Yours are so nice and straight. I did some snowflakes on my winter placemats which came out ok, had some waves in it and my corners were a little weird after pivoting. Any tips for the corner?

Mrs.Pickles said...

great work. I have been wanting to try and machine stitch my binding down i am going to have to give this a try

Carolyn J. said...

thanks for the photos of the binding stitch....great idea! beautiful work!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Beautiful florals, beautiful solids, beautiful quilting and binding!

Richard Healey said...

I love the binding on that wonderful.
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Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a neat way to sew binding down! Beautiful runner and quilting!
Quilting by the River

barbara woods said...

i have never though of that but i love the way it looks

waggonswest said...

What a great idea. I've always been afraid to try machine sewing the binding because of the need to get it all to catch. This looks like it is a bit more forgiving.