Sometimes it is the little things that can really make life easier. I am guessing that many people might already know about this quick tip and employ it regularly, but I have to say that when I thought of it and used it on Sunday afternoon it made my life so much easier. Prior to sewing my binding down to the front of my quilt, I laid it out and pinned it in place. It wasn’t rocket science… but with a quilt that is 101-inches wide by 118.75-inches long… it made it so much easier for me to work with!
I wanted to make sure that the red stayed approximately centered at the top of the quilt, but I knew that I would be starting to sew down the binding on the bottom edge in the purple. So I started by pinning the center of the red down first, and then working backwards down each side. I pinned at the seam for each binding strip and in the middle of each binding strip.
After the fact, I realized that my Clover Clips would have been even more handy (I did not pin very often because I did not want to accidentally stab myself as I worked with the large quilt).
I probably still won’t use this technique for smaller quilts, but it really helped ease how difficult it was to maneuver this large quilt around when I was sewing the binding down.
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