Wednesday, April 25, 2018

One Monthly Goal April Finish

Linking up with One Monthly Goal to highlight my April finish. Yes! A finish! It feels so great to have another item off that UFO list. I eventually hope to have a list that contains only NEW projects that I want to start instead of works in progress as I'm sure that is most everyone's goal.

My goal was to quilt and bind this two color quilt. 

Here is the finishing process and the finished quilt which will go to my sister in support of her Prayer Quilt Ministry. I hope this quilt will bring comfort to someone in need.

Long arm quilting

After quilting I finished the edges using my serger. The serger cuts the extra fabric and batting off and I'm left with a nice finished edge. I don't like fighting with the quilt sandwich as I'm sewing on the binding and serging the edges really helps.

A smooth even edge to now work with. The serged stitch width is set for one quarter inch and doesn't interfere with the binding stitch. The added serger threads give the binding a nice stiffness.

 I ALWAYS use my domestic machine to sew the binding on (No hand sewing in my sewing studio...too many projects, not enough human years). I sew the binding edge to the quilt back, iron over to the front side and sew down the binding edge to the quilt front. 

The reverse side of the quilt with the binding sewn on.

The finished quilt and another project checked off my UFO list.

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  1. A beautiful finish to bring comfort to someone you don't even know. What a great idea; your post tempts me to buy a surger too! I will have to look into it!

  2. Thanks for the serger tip. Now I just need to remember how to use my serger. I have several small quilts that would be great to learn this tip.

  3. It is nice to be able to move a UFO to a finish. Must try serging my edges in future.

  4. Very pretty quilt. I like the method of serging the edges before binding. It is always great to finish a UFO for sure.

  5. Wonderful quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  6. Lovely, I also sew all my bindings by machine. My thoughts are in line with your's....I won't live long enough to hand sew all my bindings!

  7. It's beautiful! Thank you for donating it to the Prayer Quilt Ministry. I know it will bring comfort to someone in need. I use the overcast stitch on my domestic machine around the edges of the quilt before binding it. I agree that it makes it easier to sew on the binding.