Thursday, September 24, 2015

A New Fave, Some Finishes and a Giveaway!

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A friend told me about a binding technique quite a while ago...but at the time, I was too preoccupied w/my current projects to pay it any attention.  Fast Forward 2 years and I was visiting another friend who was showing me piles of quilts she'd made over the years and they were all finished w/a gorgeous, professional looking binding. She referred to it as Susie's Magic Binding. But it's also known as Faux Piped Binding and it is AMAZING!  I prefer the FPB tutorial because it's a PDF and Trisha explains the effects of pressing the seam of your binding and accent fabric one way or the other. 

For a "stuffed" piped look, press your seam toward the accent fabric.

For a "flat" flange look, press your seam toward the binding fabric

I am totally hooked on this technique and have finished several quilts w/it!  I've always preferred machine binding, however my quilts have never looked better than w/this technique.  Thanks Trisha!

This pattern is Modern Lattice by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.
This pattern is Hillside Houses by Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts.

 And a couple other finishes...

And one last thing before you go...

A Craftsy Giveaway!   Enter HERE for a chance to win  a FREE class AND supplies for it! It doesn't get much better than this!  But hurry! The last day to enter is September 30, 2015 at 1159p MT!

Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!

A Thread for Life
Great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Psalm 117:2 NIV

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  1. cute finish. Love the modern lattice especially!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. Oh, I'm in, would love to take class and get supplies too! Sweet!

  3. Thanks for the binding tip. Your finishes are great. Your hillside houses turned out wonderfully.

  4. Your piping looks great and you have some beautiful finishes there Zenia. xx

  5. That binding is certainly beautiful. I will try it too.
    Love the vivid colors of your hill side quilt.

  6. Its always nice to have binding options! I love your quilts, those houses are my favorite!

  7. Great binding techniques! Love all of the finishes!!

  8. Thanks so much for introducing this binding! I went to the tutorial, and I'm going to try this. And thanks for sharing your lovely quilts!

  9. Wow, you have been busy! Love your little village quilt - it looks like it's lit up at night!

  10. Love the faux binding. And your house quilt us fabulous.

  11. So many beautiful quilts in this post, Zenia! I love the binding technique you've used. Thanks for sharing the tip about how pressing the seam can change up the look. I never tried pressing toward the accent fabric before.


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