Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Let's get Ziggy With It

It's so hot outside that we actually broke a few records yesterday, but I am still NOT complaining.  Not that I need an excuse, but I do feel the heat has given me one to stay inside and finish my Ziggy Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew:  
The last post I showed you how to use the walking foot to "Stitch in the Ditch". Here is a close up of when it worked: 
Can't see any stitches can you?  And here's a picture of when it didn't quite work: 

See those stitches sitting on top of the printed fabric?  Sometimes that happens and I don't stress about it.  I'll drive myself crazy if I do that.
  
One of the things I like to do is stitch the binding on entirely by machine. (I'm very open about the fact that I do very little hand-sewing.) Normally the binding is stitched to the front of the quilt and then fold it to the back.  But because I use my machine I stitch the binding to the back and bring it to the front.  This way I can see where I'm stitching, making sure that everything looks nice.  Something that would be hard to do if I were sewing it from the back.   
It's hard to see in this picture, but I used a zig-zag stitch to stitch the binding down. I will often use a decorative stitch because:  1. I think it looks better and 2. It's a lot easier for me to do then a straight stitch (remember that Stitch in the Ditch gaff above?)
Here's a shot of the back.   
So with this post and the last we covered the Walking Foot, Stitch in the Ditch and Binding.  Who's ready to make this quilt?  Stay tuned because on Friday I'll be giving away enough 5" squares to make this quilt.  Till then try to stay cool!   



5 comments:

  1. I love how the binding looks with the zigzag stitching! That would be a great look on the binding of the pullover sundress too...

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  2. Beautiful quilt and however you did it, it looks great!

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  3. Laura, I love how that fabric looks as a binding. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

    Linda, Thanks! I'm thinking my next one will be for my bed - in pinks. :-)) But first to finish my other 10 on-going projects. ;-)

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