Saturday, February 25, 2012

The unseen details of the Jacob's Ladder Quilt

I tried sewing the binding on the Jacob's Ladder quilt completely on the machine and am very pleased with it. I used THIS TUTORIAL at Prudent Baby. The reason I like it is that you don't see the seams on the front of the quilt and the binding on the back turns out very neat. It was such a time saver! I will definitely be using this method often in the future. I think all baby quilts should have this kind of binding because of the all the washing and drying a baby quilt gets. A machine sewn binding is bound to hold up better.

Front:




Back:



I pieced the backing on this quilt. I love it, especially because I didn't have to purchase any fabric to make this quilt. I used what I had and did some stash busting too.



I will be posting the pictures of the finished quilt on Monday. Yay for a finish of a bed size quilt in February!

6 comments:

Susan said...

Wow! The binding looks great. Can't wait to see the whole thing!

Impera_Magna said...

What a fantastic finish... congratulations! Love the pieced back and will be checking out that machine binding tutorial! Thanks for the link!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That binding sure does look very neat. I've never done that. And I love the back of your quilt tool

Betty Lou said...

Your binding looks very neat. Iagree about baby and toddler quilts need to be machine sewn.

Michelle said...

Beautiful.
Great job too!

Pen Pen said...

oh goodness....it is beautiful! your binding looks perfect!!! jacob is going to love it!!