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Northern Sue 08-18-2020 04:14 PM

Originally Posted by CarolinePaj (Post 8411078)
Hi Ladies,

Lovely to see the runners coming in.... albeit slowly. We are living in such uncertain times and getting packages to international destinations is taking a little longer than normal, but we have a fantastic group of ladies and I can tell you..... we have never had a non-sender..... (you are all such a fab group).... so we just have to have a little patience. Just so my person knows...... yours went a little while ago, but it has a very long way to travel!

It is great to have th group up and running again. I will put the next one up in a day or two so you all have plenty of time to get making!



No rush! The world is still moving slowly in some areas. Although to be fair, I think the postal workers are working hard to catch up, but it must be overwhelming!

now .... the next theme ..... wonder what that will be? 😉

Northern Sue 08-18-2020 04:19 PM

Originally Posted by Blueridgebeverly (Post 8411133)
To keep us entertained, I’m sharing a photo of work I’m doing for my dad. He will be 98 in October! To put that in perspective, he was born in 1922.

Last year he gave me his ‘summer quilt’ to repair. A family member gave it to him many years ago. It has no batting, so lighter weight for summer nights. The backing has worn out and started to get holes in the fabric. He asked If I could fix it for him. I’m a little embarrassed he missed his summer quilt this year because I’m just now starting to work on it.

I’ve decided to replace the backing. I’m removing the binding and noticed the Quilter used a method I’m not familiar with. I’ve attached a couple of pictures that hopefully give you an idea of how she did it. Very interesting.

I’m not sure what I’m looking at in the photo? Has the backing been rolled to the front to bing it? Or has a piece of backing fabric been applied to front edge then the back rolled forward? Does that make sense?

Blueridgebeverly 08-19-2020 08:24 AM

I am used to folding over a 2.5” strip and sewing both raw edges of strip to raw edge of back of quilt and then fold over to the front of the quilt.

This method uses a 2” strip then folds both sides of strip toward middle of strip (they nearly but not quite meet in the middle). Then one raw edge is sewn to the backside of the quilt then folded over to the front and hand stitched down. The binding has held up really well given the age and regular use it has experienced.

lawsonmugs 08-19-2020 05:31 PM

I do mine like Beverly except I sew by machine on front the fold over and hand stitch to the back.

Northern Sue 08-20-2020 06:12 AM

I usually like a healthy binding when doing a quilt, so I use 4" strips sewed together (mitred). Then fold wrong edges together & press. This 2" binding is machine stitched to back of quilt. then rolled to front & machine stitched with a decorative stitch. I like the finished look & especially for kids quilt that will get washed often, the binding stands up really well.

Wall hangings or throws, same process but probably start with a 2.5" or 3" strip

jaba 08-21-2020 04:54 PM

Received my runner from R-sea today. She chose to show the sunset colors in Western Australia and sent me her local newspaper, a memory book for photo's and a couple of FQ's. I love the print in the stripe fabric, going to have to think of the good project for it. Thank you so much Rosalyn

jaba 08-21-2020 04:57 PM

table runner
2 Attachment(s)
Trying for photo's again

Blueridgebeverly 08-22-2020 03:34 PM

What a gorgeous table runner, Roselyn! And interesting extras for jaba. It really traveled fast!

Blueridgebeverly 08-25-2020 07:24 AM

My package hasn’t been updated since August 10! At that time it was leaving Chicago with many miles to go. I sure hope my buddy receives it soon.

m-fay 08-25-2020 03:18 PM

I must check the one I sent too. It had arrived in the designated country. I haven't received as yet but slow postage is even slower now

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