Let me know if you have any questions about this process! The fully reversible quilt features a coordinating solid color backing to provide versatility in your styling. Press the seam open. As I mentioned, these small items are great to learn or revisit some new techniques. 24 pre-cut 14-1/2” fusible interfacing squares. I just happen to have a copy of Sharon Pederson's book More Reversible Quilts and I reasoned...where there are reversible quilts, surely there are reversible bindings. Hello again! It is possible to teach an old dog some new tricks. To make sure that everything was pressed properly, I also gave the long binding strip a press from the front. Thanks for following along on QUILTsocial. All rights reserved. Project ideas for using leftover fabric applique pieces! Thanks so much for the wonderful information. If you feel you need a bit more basting than just this process, then go ahead. Not sure what thread I would have used, but I like to use piecing thread for my quilting so I dug out a spool of Gütermann 50 weight piecing thread for the top. If you have a good understanding of the basics of the processes and your sewing machine, then you can do anything. Creative Grids Ruler 8½” x 24½” 2. It is fantastic. Let’s see what else I left in the project box. I think 2.5 is too long of a stitch for quilting cotton, so I would change the stitch length down to 2.0 for piecing. It’s somewhere between ⅜” and ½”. Use a diagonal seam. Here’s what the placemats look like with the binding stitched on. The Dual Feed Foot installed on the Opal 690Q. Once you have your quilt top, batting and backing put together, you will want to know how to calculate the amount of quilt binding you will need to finish it off. Here’s the end result. (Tutorial} Zigzag Quilt Binding {Quilt Along} Bottled Rainbows, a quilt-as-you-go scrap quilt. I let the Opal 690Q do what it’s supposed to. < Prev; Next > Comments #7 Louise Haddon 2016-09-15 14:29. The thread was green which told me that I had quilted the placemat with the black side up. Measure the outside of your quilt, add a foot or two to the measurement, and cut enough strips to go around. Fabric A will be the fabric on the front quilt and Fabric B will be the fabric on the back of the quilt. Our goal is also to keep viewers abreast of new quilting products, and how to use them effectively to make quilting easier and enjoyable. There isn’t a lot of quilting and once I start attaching the binding, those three layers will have a tendency to shift. The fully reversible quilt features a coordinating solid color backing to provide versatility in your styling. And it’s reversible! I started at the end of a seam at one end of the placemat and when I got to the other end, I traveled along the edge of the placemat to the next seam. I realize that this comes with experience, but if you don’t start letting go a bit, you’ll never get comfortable. This large ruler is the best. The curved pieced fronts and backs of three placemats. Olfa 60mm rotary cutter 4. Fortunately, the calculations are quite simple. This is a set of four placemats that I started years ago. It’s a simple process. Very well explained. Make a double-sided quilt binding: If you'd like to make a binding for your quilt that has one fabric on the front and another on the back, follow these directions. While you can butt two rulers together to get the larger size, it’s so much faster and easier on the math side if you can use one ruler. TEST! PRODUCT DETAILS Two lovely looks in one, this silky-soft, lightweight cotton-voile bedding gives you the option to create a quiet space with the delicate print on one side, or turn up the volume (just a bit) with a slightly more dramatic print on the reverse. Quilting Tutorials Rachel at Stitched in Color August 25, 2016 quilt-as-you-go, tutorials 57 Comments. Normally, I don’t press from the underside of the work, but in this case, you have no choice. Elaine. This Brid Bias Binding Quilt Ruler is fantastic. The person in the video was using it and recommended it. See how I’ve positioned the awl in the photo below. If you get everything prepped (threads, batting, presser feet, etc), it’s amazing what can be accomplished when we put our mind to the task. If you’re like me and I know you are, you’ve got a lot of UFOs hanging around your studio. Shop for reversible quilts at Bed Bath & Beyond. QUILTsocial was created for all quilters, beginners and experts alike, to empower them with the skills, techniques, and creativity required to make quilts that will be cherished forever. If you’re not sure how to do that, check my post, Binding a Quilt, to see how to start, turn a corner so you get a miter and how to make the final join. Prairie points. I’m only scratching the surface of what this machine can do. This 3-piece reversible quilt set is made 100-percent cotton print fabric gives this set a classy and elegant look and turns the bedroom into serene bedroom atmosphere. Thank you for sharing this wonderful skill. It’s a reversible placemat: one … The reversible binding is stitched to the placemats. That could be a larger project, a different kind of thread or free motion quilting. Start sewing 8-10 inches from the end of the binding. Using a matching thread, hand stitch the folded edge in place. Placemats are quilted and ready to be trimmed. Elaine Theriault is a teacher, writer and pattern designer who is completely obsessed with quilting. (by folding the one piece in half and not folding the other piece). By compressing the three layers, they don’t have a chance to shift around. I came across it while watching a video of how to make homemade binding. Another trick – keep the threads matching and while you can see the texture, you can’t really see the stitches. For this quilt binding method we will attach the binding to the back of the quilt first. It changes the stitch length, the tension and anything else it needs to change. Her blog is crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.com. I purchased this ruler with that in mind. The edges are basted and ready for the reversible binding to be attached. Once you get the concept, you can play around with that width. Quilted by hand in a crosshatch-patterned for plush texture. But what I really love is the quality of the stitches – whether it’s piecing or quilting, the quality is amazing (both the stitch definition and the tension). Cut the length (for each of the fabrics) that you require to go around your quilt or in this case, the three placemats. Trimming the placemat with a large ruler (20½” square). But you really, really have to look closely to see that. How much do you leave? Join the binding strips with a diagonal seam. I guess we need to ask ourselves, why we have so many and why did they become a UFO. Next up is to attach the binding to the placemat in the exact same way that you would attach a double fold binding. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. To make the binding different on the two sides of your reversible quilt, you just need to cut your strips 1" wide for one side, and 1 and 1/4" wide for the other. Stay tuned for Part 2. For each of the two colors, join the binding strips as you would with regular binding. The back of the quilt is the same design. A set of four completely reversible placemats. I’ve chosen Woven Heavy which provides a stitch length of 3.0. Thanks for the tutorial...I used your technique for joining blocks in a reversible quilt and the measurements worked perfectly. Setting the Opal 690Q for walking foot quilting is as simple as that. That means I have to make the other three match the completed one. Machine wash cold. The fully reversible quilt features a coordinating solid color backing to provide versatility in your styling. Aug 28, 2012 - Welcome to my tutorial on Double Sided Binding . Since I’ll be quilting through three layers, two of them are lightweight woven, but the third layer is a dense batting. How are you making out with your five bobbin marathon? Perfect! It’s a much wider seam than you would normally take. Each piece is finished with a matching binding for a clean look. Quilters Slidelock 6. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Flip the placemat over and fold in the raw edge. Lots of room on the bed of the Opal 690Q for quilting. You want that long seam to run right along the edge of the placemat. I use my quilter’s awl to hold all three layers together as I stitch. What a great post! Here are the three placemats quilted, trimmed and the edges secure. Why do you have 2 layers on the one side and only 1 layer on the other side? Get rid of or keep your UFOs (and if you keep – that means you have to finish it!). Placemats are trimmed and ready for the reversible binding. It’s also a great way to play around with your sewing machine so you can really appreciate what it can do for you. One of the placemats was completely finished. Line up the raw edge of the binding to the raw edge of the quilt. After completing the detailed process of sewing a quilt (see How to Make a Quilt) the last step is to bind the edges with fabric to give your quilt a “finished” look.This article details the process for making binding strips and using them to bind your quilt. Although the placemats aren’t huge, I still like to use the Dual Feed Foot on the Opal 690Q. VOILA! Remember the width of this binding is 2″ so that’s how much you allow for the overlap on the final join. Watch the seam allowance. The matching thread makes the stitches almost disappear. Kit includes all the materials to make a reversible t-shirt quilt measuring 44” x 58”. The quilt top is the ‘pretty’ side that the quilter tends to spend the most time on. It’s hard to take pictures and hold the fabric, but I would use two hands – one on either side of the seam to gently pull the seams apart. How much did I actually get done with those five bobbins and what does the bobbin area of the sewing machine look like? I want my stitch length to be a little bit longer than if I were piecing and I want the tension set appropriately as well. I sewed the black edge of the binding to the black side of the placemat. Getting into good habits is a good thing. The secret is matching the thread as closely as possible. But just when you don’t want it to happen, the bobbin runs out. If you are creating a Reversible Table Runner, thank you for joining me in part 2 where I show you how to create your binding and finish your table runner.If you are making a quilted project and want to use the backing as your binding, you will want to follow this Simply Basics Binding a Quilt tutorial instead.. 12 pre-cut 14-1/2” batting squares. Within about a half hour, those three placemats were quilted. I watched a video of the book's author doing a reversible quilt on a quilting site but wanted more detail. This new T-Shirt Quilt Kit provides an easy solution for beginners and a quick option for experienced quilters. I encourage you to create a custom binding rather than buying pre-packaged bias tape. Select the two fabrics you want to use and cut 1¼” strips of both of the fabrics. Here’s the finished set of four placemats. This reversible quilt has a textured ogee quilt pattern that's just right in coastal and farmhouse aesthetics. If you’ve been following my blog posts, you know what I’m going to say about basting. I’m pressing the awl into the three layers to create a channel that I can stitch in. Gutermann Sew All thread 8. The stitch in the ditch quilting with matching black thread is virtually invisible. Using a quilter’s awl to hold three layers together to prevent shifting. It looks like you have extra batting beyond the edge of the quilt -- is that to make the binding more full? I like to start attaching the binding about 3/4 of the way down the long side. So much to soak in to our sewing mental minds! The fronts and backs of the placemats were completed with curved piecing. If you can believe it, I found a spool of thread in the thread stash that matched that bobbin in the event that I needed more (which I did). While I still have many years of sewing ahead of me, I can’t even contemplate the thought of having to pack up this stuff to move or even to give away. I rotated the placemat and as you can see below, there’s plenty of room to do so on the Opal 690Q. Watch the video below or scroll down for the step-by-step written instructions The first step is to determine the perimeter or outside edge of your quilt. It’s funny how we get into habits which are sometimes hard to change. (by folding the one piece in half and not folding the other piece) I will try this method tomorrow on my Xmas topper. In this lesson, Sharon begins the process of making a reversible binding for a reversible quilt. I wanted to put on a binding that measured the typical 2 1/2" to begin with. Just a reminder about stitching in the ditch, you want to gently pull those seams apart and stitch as close to the seam intersection as you can. I can’t wait to try it! I’ll be back tomorrow with the results of the marathon. Binding strips cut at 1¼” for one side of the reversible binding. Gift Memberships Those stitches are pretty invisible even with the 50-weight thread on the top. Technically, the quilting cotton we work with is a lightweight woven material. It's made from a lightweight 100% cotton in a solid hue, and has a cotton fill that provides just enough warmth. Quilts are created when pieces of fabric are cut and sewn together in a pattern and layered with additional padding for warmth. Now all three placemats are ready for the reversible binding. The ruler is designed especially for quilters, but I don't quilt. Since I spend the majority of my time sewing cotton for quilting, I used to set the Sewing Advisor to Woven Medium which would give me a stitch length of 2.5. I could have used that small project to try a new kind of thread or some free motion. Press cloth, 16” x 16” 7-1/2 total yards Sash-in-a-Dash™ 6 yards matching binding… You won’t have any difficulties and it’s a good way to keep yourself familiar with various techniques. Click on the image below to read the whole issue FREE online. I've never done one before and thought...why not give it a try. It’s all about baby steps. Sharon Pederson - Lesson 21 - Reversible Binding Part 1. A bobbin and a spool of Gütermann 50 weight thread to match the colors for the quilting. I do make things that require binding though. Yep – get out the iron and press the front of the placemat to the batting (in this case, a fairly dense batting was used) and then press the back of the placemat to the other side of the batting. Quilt set includes reversible quilt and 2-matching shams (1 in twin set) Vintage truck graphic print on a soft ivory backdrop No shifting occurred due to the three layers being secured by the quilter’s awl. The binding has been folded to the other side and pinned in place, ready for hand stitching. The quilting on the reverse side of the placemats. Many thanks, Dot. Ensure that you match the side of the binding to the side of the placemat. Cathie — so glad you found the information useful. This is a real pain in the rear for quilters like me who are used to doing everything on the machine.… Binding size refers to the width of the finished binding as it appears from the front of the quilt. I love using the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q to sew pretty much anything. Always choose the correct foot and try to eliminate as many variables as you can – like choosing Gütermann 50 weight piecing thread for the quilting. Give a Full Year of Quilting, Watch Show 1912 Finishing a Quilt With Backwards Binding: The traditional way to finish a quilt uses bias binding sewn to the front, folded around to the back, and whipstitched by hand all around the back. If you need to put in a couple of pins, by all means, do so. I could have chosen any number of ways to quilt these placemats, but since the first one was done a certain way, I want the rest to match. I have here a reversible quilt. In today’s post and I think tomorrow, you’ll see different applications where I’ve chosen, light, medium or heavy woven. The Exclusive Sewing Advisor is set to Woven Heavy. Download This Tutorial as PDF. Olfa 24″ x 36″ double-sided healing mat 3. Now, instead of changing the stitch length for piecing, I’m changing the Exclusive Sewing Advisor. And I was right. You can play with 2 different color ways like I did above, or solids and prints, or brights and pastels - your options are endless. Quilt set includes reversible quilt and 2-matching shams (1 in twin set) Classic navy and green plaid print featuring white "appliqued" stars I got my wish with this book - although the title is a bit misleading: you don't get two quilts. Here’s the thing – in total, it took about three hours (except for the hand stitching) to quilt the placemats, make and attach the binding. Today we’re taking a little detour from the five bobbins and I’m going to show you how to make a reversible binding. 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