Binding Billie’s Star

Today I’m linking up with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation, who hosts a Needle and Thread Thursday (NTT) link party each week. I discovered Kelly’s blog a few weeks ago and have been enjoying it immensely.

My project du jour? Hand sewing the binding to the back of Billie’s Star:

binding Billie's Star
I use just three straight pins when I sew my binding to the back, taking them out as I stitch and then moving them ahead to the next section. Billie Mahorney (after whom this quilt is named) taught me that years ago. I’ve tried other methods from time to time but always return to this way. Do you have a favorite method of stitching your bindings down?




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5 Responses to Binding Billie’s Star

  1. VirginiaH says:

    I use about 3 of the wonder clips and just move them out ahead as I come up to one. I like them better than the 3 pins, because I never poke myself 🙂

  2. Rosemary Martens says:

    I use 3 clips for hair and move them like you move your pins…

  3. Auntie Em says:

    I also use the hair clips. When I approach a corner, I put in several and secure the corner so that I can just stitch my way around.

  4. AnnMarie says:

    I use the same binding technique as you. I have tried the clips everyone is using, but can’t get the hang of them.

  5. Diane says:

    I’m afraid it makes my teeth itch to think about binding a quilt by hand regardless of the method used, but it does nothing to stop my admiration for all of you who not only do it but find satisfaction in it! Bravo!

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