I just finished a couple of mug rugs for DS#2 and his wife and did something a little different with the edge/binding. City/Sandie thought it is called picture frame binding. Anyone familiar with it?
I 'tried' this a couple months ago and got impatient and messed it up but I believe I got it right this time. And I really like it. It's got mitered corners; there's no hand sewing or edge stitching. Just nice seams all the way around the edge.
Ok, I wanna see a closeup...LOL...my brain can't wrap around this...is the back folded to the front, then stitched? I gotta google bindings now
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More details, PLEASE (that's my begging voice haha)
I like hand sewing so binding isn't a big deal but I'd LOVE to know an easy way to do it with machine!!!
I make my backing large enough to wrap to the front,but I do have to stitch it. Exactly how do you do yours without stitching? Sounds so much easier.
These were so easy to put together. And I do love the result.
I wanted to make a 6" mug rug. I cut one piece of fabric 6" and another one (the backing) 7". Folded and creased both fabrics at the mid point, all sides.
Then I placed the smaller piece with the larger one on one side. There will be a length difference so you have to keep the marks aligned. Sew the two pieces together. Flip and do the same on the opposite side. You will have spare fabric behind the pieces. Not to worry.
The remaining two sides are next. As before, match up the larger fabric with the smaller fabric, using the marks as your guide and sew. This is a good place to use a couple of pins because there is extra fabric to work in. When everything is matched there will be a little bunny ear on both corners. This will make your 'mitered corner'.
Do this to both sides, and leave an opening for turning on one of the sides.
Oh, forgot to mention, make sure your seams are all facing outwards when you press. If need be, trim to 1/4".
I haven't said anything about batting. Here is where you decide how to add the batting. The batting should be the same size as your finished piece. The options are:
Place the batting at this point, before turning the piece RSO. Use a little fabric glue, batting spray or even pins to hold in place.
Wait until you have turned the piece and insert the batting through the opening you left.
I added mine before I began sewing so that is why I can tell you these two options are the best way. lolllll
Trim your corners and bunny ears and turn your piece RSO. Square all the corners. (see the nice miter?) Smooth and lightly press. Stitch the opening closed, glue it, or use a tiny piece of fusible. No one will see where you have closed it because it is hidden in the part that is folded over. (PS and it makes it much easier to stitch because it is a natural fold.)
You can quilt your piece, edge stitch if you like or SID along the binding. Finishing is your option.
I gave one away today to another sewer and she was impressed. teehee.This message has been edited. Last edited by: paus4quilts,
I've pretty much tried all the ways to finish a quilt...folding over the backing, adding binding, pillowcase fold (birthing), and I really like this one. It is so quick and so easy. And is another method to add to our collection.
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