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I find myself repeating the same thing over & over, so I've cleaned it up & embelished it a little & it's here for the taking You want to learn how to sew on a machine? Great! Once you get through the initial learning phases it's pretty easy. Sewing on a machine is very much like learning to drive, at first it can seem very daunting because there is so many different things to learn, some dealing with the machine, the machine itself, some seemingly having nothing at all to do with the machine (cutting, pattern reading, etc). Just like adjusting your seat and mirrors & finding the wiper and light switches before you pull out onto the road, getting to know the machine itself is the first step in sewing.
For tidy and attractive corners, bind the edge of your quilt with continuous binding. Whether you cut your binding strips with the grain of the fabric or on the bias, the following instructions will help you achieve quilt-edge perfection. Follow the link below for an illustrated guide to attaching continuous binding. Print yourself a copy and keep it handy for all of your quilt-binding adventures.
I’ve had some questions about how to create the continuous bias tape for the piping I mentioned in my last post. I’m re-posting a tutorial I put together last October for my other blog, Pretty Jane. My students in the Intro Sewing class all make continuous bias tape. I make it right along with them each month, and give them a copy of printed instructions courtesy of the Dread Pirate Rogers , but have always wanted to have better photos to offer. While I was busy making the changing pad cover for New Baby, I went ahead and shot some photos of the CBT process with the gingham I used to wrap the piping.