Good Morning, Quilters!
Welcome back to The Inbox Jaunt’s first ever Mystery Quilt-a-long! We’re wrapping up this week by binding our Thread Quilt Sampler. Even if you haven’t finished sewing all the spools, it’s okay to add the binding at this point because the quilt is completely stabilized. (As soon as all the zig zags are stitched, you can add the binding.)
For a very nice step-by-step tutorial on binding, Deonn from Quiltscapes has a tutorial featured on Riley Blake Design’s website HERE. (Check out Deonn’s website for many great quilting tutorials.)
Each week, we worked on several skills as we created the Thread Sampler:
- Grid Design
- Batting, to wash or not
- Stabilizing a quilt
- Quilt marking
- Permanent markers
- Making and Using Templates
- Thread comparisons
- Free Motion Quilting: Zig Zags, Spools, Needles, Handwriting
Next time you start a quilt, I hope you will refer to this as a tool to choose thread.
Ask yourself: Do you want the free motion quilting:
- To be highlighted?
- To create texture only?
- Do you like sheen?
- Do you prefer matt finish?
- Do you want to use metallic?
You’ll have the answer at your fingertips…
You can find all of the steps to the Mystery Quilt-a-long (Thread Sampler) HERE.
TRYING TO MAKE PHOTO SHARING EASIER…
I am trying to find a way so you can add a photo when you leave a comment, but so far things are not working…ARGH!!!
Please post your finished results on Flickr or Instagram @theinboxjaunt.
I have one question…
If we do this again, would you prefer for the end result to be a surprise or would you rather see the finished project and then walk through it? (I know I kind of tricked you into doing a sampler this time…LOL!)
I’m off…THE BOOK deadline looms!
Chained to my desk…
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