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Perfect your Binding with Rita Meyerhoff | Sept 4th from 9:30 - 2



Love it or hate it - your binding has to live up to the beauty of your quilt. This 4 hour class will give you the opportunity to learn, then actually apply perfect binding to a placemat sized project that you provide to class. Then you get to ask all those burning questions you still have - like how to bind scallops and other specially shaped edges. 

If you have a project or pattern that you've been postponing because you don't quite feel secure in your binding skills or techniques, bring it with you and get some tips.

How to perfect your binding

 

Perfecting the quilt binding worksheet

 

Things to learn

 

  • Do binding on a small project
  • Types of binding
  • Demo regarding types
  • Discussion of when and how to use different types of binding
  • Machine versus hand sewing
  • Machine sewn binding applied to project

 

Supplies

 

  • Rotary cutter and medium size cutting mat
  • Sewing machine with manual
  • Decorative stitches on machine (not required but useful)
  • Open toe foot (ability to move the needle position on the machine to the left or the right is helpful)
  • Jeans needle
  • Thread to match the binding
  • Thread to match the back of the quilt to be bound
  • Small project to bind such as placement size or wall hanging (Less than 20 x 20 inch)
  • Material for binding the small project (Amount of fabric depends on size of project as well as width of binding) (usually 1/4 yd to ½ yd depending on small project) (amt of binding material=(distance around the project/width of the binding fabric) x the width of the binding) (binding fabric width varies but assume 2.5 inches)
  • Light weight pins
  • Small scissors

 


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: From beginner to more advanced, having binding that is well done, will add to the life and value of your quilt.
Materials Included: No materials included
Instructor: Rita Meyerhoff
Instructor Bio: Rita is a well-known local quilter with experience and knowledge and will gently guide you to bring your quilting to the next level. Past students have been very excited to continue perfecting the skills learned in class.
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