December 15, 2015

Preferred Quilt Binding Method | SMS Giveaway Day Winner

It was so exciting to participate in my first Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!  Thank you all for entering and answering the questions proposed about your preferred quilt binding method.
Do you cut crosswise strips or bias strips?  Do you like to sew them down by hand or machine?
From the comments received, the overwhelming majority of you cut binding strips on the crosswise grain of the fabric.  Unless the the direction of the print calls for otherwise, as in my recent finish Witco's Daisies, I always cut binding strips on the true bias.  Generations Quilt Patterns has two helpful posts, one explaining fabric grain and the other covering the debate of  bias vs. straight grain binding.

When it comes to sewing down the binding by hand or machine, binding sewn down by hand won out on this one.  By hand, the stitch I use is the blind stitch.  On the Modern Quilt Guild's 2015 Riley Blake fabric challenge, Round N' Round, I applied binding completely sewn by machine for the first time using Rita Hodges's binding tutorial at Red Pepper Quilts.

Ok, on to the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day winner...

The winner of the Kaffe Fassett charm packs was Erin who blogs over at Sew at Home Mummy.

Congratulations Erin! Your charm packs are on their way to you already!  And thank you Sew Mama Sew for hosting another great Giveaway Day!


  1. Congratulations to Erin! Paige it was fun to read your poll results and now I'm going to read the binding debate page you linked to.
    Merry Christmas!