16 Feb 2011
Griffin’s Quilt is coming right along. I expect to finish it this week (YAY!) Last weekend I spent sewing together my bias tape and thought I’d share. After I had cut all the bias tape strips, it was time to sew ‘em up! So here we go…
I placed right sides together and lined them up so they would make a straight tape. The stripes really helped me during this step.
Then I ran them back through the iron and the bias tape maker.
It made one long long long strip! From here, right side facing down, pinned it to the right side of the quilt. When the tape is opened, it makes a “crease”. Sewing along this fold is called “sewing in the crease”.
I’ve sewn around the whole quilt. The corners are tricky, but I checked out this tutorial at about.com and kinda winged it. I am now sewing the back of the binding with a whip stitch. I have completed two sides, so only two left! I am almost there!