I've been quilting my behind off trying to finish quilting DD's quilt before the fabric for my customer quilt comes, so I don't feel like I have to put DD's aside to work on that one. This is my first FMQ project...I think it went ok. It wasn't until I was almost done that I finally figured out what I need to do to keep my tension in check...set the machine as fast as it will go and just gooooo with the flooooow. The last few blocks have GREAT tension! LOL I can't believe how much thread I went through, though! Two full spools, I lost count of how many bobbins, but at least 8-10. I don't have any pictures right now, but I'll have some soon...I just want to get the binding done, which leads to my question...
I'm binding it in satin. I know I need to pin and pin and pin and pin some more. I want it to be fairly wide, so I'm going to trim the backing so that it is two inches beyond the top (backed in minkee, no batting). Can you starch satin? I've never bound with it before...but I know it's gonna be a pain. LOL I'm thinking I'll need to starch heavily for it to behave a little bit...but I don't know if I can do that!? lol
I'm thinking that I'll fold it so that the raw edges fold into the center, then wrap it around the edges of the quilt, super pin it in place and use a decorative stitch to sew the front and back down at the same time...is that do-able?
Any other tips for binding with satin?