One of the quilt guilds I belong to, Southtowns Piecemakers Quilting Guild, is having its biennial quilt show next week. I chose three of my newer colorful quilts to submit for judging.
I haven't entered anything in a show for quite a long time. On Wednesday, I was at a statewide meeting where there was a discussion about judging, and the importance of neat mitered corners on the binding. Yesterday morning, a Quilty video popped up on Facebook about making perfectly mitered bindings. Perfect bindings may be aspirational, but my bindings on these three quilts were way closer to terrible than perfect.
|This was the worst!|
These quilts have been washed and dried and are nicely crinkley. Was it even possible to fix these corners at this stage? I decided to try. Fortunately, not every corner was awful, but I ended up redoing 9 of the 12 corners.
I removed the handstitching and the machine stitching from about 3 - 4 inches on either side of the corner, and then resewed, using the tips from Mary Fons' video. I then spent an hour resewing the binding on the back. The tips in the video were great, and certainly improved my little corners vastly!
Go see a quilt show this fall!