Today was binding day on my Pinwheels & Postage Stamps quilt ~ I thought for sure I could do it all in one day ... dream on ...
They say we learn from our mistakes ~ I sure hope so! I started out OK ~ I trimmed the quilt down cutting off the excess batting and backing. So I thought I'd stitch along the edges to make them a little flatter so they'd stay still while I'm sewing on the binding. Silly me, I must have sewn 1/4" away from the edge ~ not realizing that I needed to sew the BINDING 1/4" away from the edge. Big mistake!
Here's the binding all clipped on and ready to sew (I was really optimistic at that point!)
Once I got the binding sewn on, guess what showed up underneath? Yup ~ the first line of stitching.
So I started doing a lot of this
and ended up with a whole bunch of visible little stitch holes. Not happy. I guess I'm just hoping that those little holes will eventually go away once the quilt is washed?
So tomorrow, my goal is to put on a good movie (or two) and hand-stitch the binding on. I don't trust myself to machine stitch it! Hopefully, I've learned something from today's adventures. :)