One last word! Quilting the border on the Treasures from the scrap bin - Sharon Keightley Quilts

One last word! Quilting the border on the Treasures from the scrap bin quilt.

January 17, 2020 2 Comments

Treasures from the scrap bin | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Now that the holidays are well and truly over, and we have started the year 2020. I am back in my sewing room while the house is peacefully quiet, my process for starting the new year is to finish some of the quilts that did not get finished at the end of 2019. One of the quilts to finish is the Treasures from the scrap bin quilt from the sew along, and as I am working on it I would be like to share my thoughts with you.

All I have left to quilt on the Treasures from the scrap bin quilt are the outside borders. I have already stitched in the ditch around the applique and written about my process for this here. Now I will be stitching in the ditch all the strips that form the border.

I am using fine thread 'The bottom line' 60 weight polyester in the bobbin and 100 weight polyester 'Wonderfil Invisifil' in the top. To start and stop, I just do a backstitch to hold the stitches in place as the thread is so fine it is not noticeable. I also jump the thread from one area to another making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of each section and clip the thread afterward.   

Treasures from the scrap bin quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Getting ready to start quilting, the pic above shows how uneven the quilt looks, even with the ditch stitching done around the applique.

Treasures from the scrap bin quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

I love the way this holds all the strips in place, they look so much neater (tidier) after the ditch stitching is done.  The ditch stitching holds everything in place and helps the border lay flat.   

Treasures from the scrap bin quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Treasures from the scrap bin quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

All the quilting is done, only the binding to go.

I hope this information was helpful to you, and you are having a peaceful time in your sewing room too.

Happy Stitching 

Sharon           

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2 Responses

Sharon Keightley
Sharon Keightley

January 18, 2020

HI Vangie

So glad you enjoyed my tip. Thanks so much for the comment, it has made my day.

Vangie Brake
Vangie Brake

January 18, 2020

Hi Sharon. Thanks for that great tip of skipping from one place to another, backstitching at each end and then cutting the thread in between. This is a terrific tip. Its a keeper.

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