Happy Sunday to You!
Today we are going to wrap up the quilting and binding of the Supernova quilt. Instead of going through the full ‘how to’ on this quilt I thought I would direct you to the quilting and binding tutorials from the Paradigm Shift quilt for the step by step process. For this quilt I want to reiterate some of the tips and tricks to quilting and binding.
Things to remember when quilting:
- When you are stitching in the ditch you will want to remember to increase your stitch width on your sewing machine. On my particular machine I will increase the stitch length from 3 to 3.5.
- Likewise, keep your feed between your presser foot and your hands guiding steady. Too fast or too slow will increase and decrease stitch length. This will ultimately lead to un-even quilting.
Here is a photo of the front and back of the quilt once the quilting process was complete. As you can see I chose a simple grid pattern for this lap quilt. Ultimately I wanted to highlight the blocks and not take away from them.
Things to remember when binding:
- When binding remember to have a good 2-3’ of extra fabric if your measurements are askew.
- I also like to wind mine up on an old ribbon spool which makes for easier assembly along the way.
- It is okay to go slow. You want to have a straight binding with even lines. Take your time.
Yea! We are done with the Supernova! I hope you enjoyed this quilt as much as I did. As will all of my quilts I thoroughly enjoy the process, but am excited and relieved when they are complete. All I need to do now is wrap it up and ship it to my dad for his birthday on the 21st. Deadline = met…whew!
What’s up next? Jenny’s baby quilt! Check back next Sunday for the reveal!
Have a great rest of your weekend and just because it is the playoffs and I live in Denver….GO BRONCOS!