Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Quilt Binding: Little Pieces of Heaven

Is it a normal practice to use more than 10 different fabrics when binding a quilt?  

Have you ever used more than one?

I think the most I've ever used has been around 6 different fabrics.

For the quilt I'm working on, I have a ton of cool fabrics that I'm going to combine together for perhaps the most funky binding of all time.  

Is that crazy?  Maybe.  Why not though.  Life's short.  My work is starting to get a bit more crazy the older I get.  Stay tuned for the results!

There are a lot of 'how to make quilt binding' tutorials out there.  I couldn't find one that was exactly the same as the method I use, but the one by Crazy Mom Quilts is a pretty comprehensive one. 

In searching around, I'm getting tempted to create my own 'Ultimate' binding tutorial.  Hm...adding that to the to-do list. 

If there is a guide out there that you use every time, let me know your favorite!


Kathie said...

have always wanted to do this but when I tried once I just couldn't sew it on the quilt!

Anonymous said...

Your post made me wonder: just how many fabrics did I use on my double wedding ring quilt? So, I counted. The answer was seven, but each has a couple of repeats. I used the dark pinks I had left over from the quilt top. To add to the challenge, it is a scalloped binding. After I had finished, I read somewwere that a single- thickness binding works better on a scallop. I had just blithely used my usual double-thickness bias binding. It worked!

martha said...

sure why not? I use many fabrics in a binding. the current binding I put together is three or four different reds. I like scrappy quilts do why not scrappy bindings. I think that they would not win a show, but I dont care about that.

Chara Michele said...

I think the most fabrics I have used for binding was 2 or 3... Normally I just use 1 though... I do think it would be fun to just go crazy & use 10! Can't wait to see how your quilt looks :)