A couple of decades ago, I made my baby a Big Boy Quilt. That baby is now 27 years old. The quilt is 23. My quilting skills have improved since 1993.
One thing that has changed has been the way I make binding. When I began quilting in earnest, in the late 80's, I was told that single-fold binding was fine, double-fold was a waste of fabric. I've since learned that if you are making a quilt that will see much use, double-fold binding is highly desirable. It doesn't use THAT much additional fabric, and saving yourself from redoing binding is a win in my book.
I knew the quilt was faded, but just how faded? I was surprised.
And on that, it's time to get to work. Happy Quilting!
Vicki Thomas, friend, artist and writer
1 week ago