Sunday 8th October – Morning 10:30am – 1pm
Tutor – Catriona Brown
This class is for new quilters who have finished a patchwork top and completed their quilting but are now faced with the daunting prospect of binding it! More experienced quilters who struggle with binding may also find the class useful.
We’ll start by covering how to calculate how much binding you need, the differences between single fold and double fold binding, and how much fabric you need to make your length of binding. Well also include take away instruction sheets to help you do these calculations for your next quilt. Using demonstrations and sample pieces Catriona will show you how to cut your binding strips for double fold binding, how to join them and how to press them. We’ll make the binding for the quilt you want to bind but we’ll provide small quilted blocks and binding for you to practise sewing on binding and creating perfect mitred corners. We’ll also have quick discussions and demos of a few extra bits and pieces; how to use single fold binding, when to use bias binding, how to turn a corner that isn’t a right angle etc.
You should finish the class with your binding prepped and a full understanding of how to sew it on.
You should come along to the class with the height and width of the quilt you want to bind and the fabric you want to use to bind it.
You must be able to use a sewing machine for this class, being able to use a rotary cutter is also highly desirable but not absolutely essential.