Binding Projects: Polly's Table Runners and Charity Quilt

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I think binding a project is intimidating for some people.  I was noticing binding on a quilt my mother made me in the '70s (hand quilted).It was single fabric bound the old fashioned way.  I'm sure it was scissor cut, too.  We've come a long way from scissors and single bias.
I'm always happy to help with binding.  My sisters like to have me cut their binding and sew them on their projects.  I'm glad to do it.
These are my sister Polly's table runner gifts for Christmas to her friends.  They turned out so cute that binding them was a treat.  I showed the mug rugs Polly made in a previous post.  
I gave the runners back to her just like this and she can hand stitch the binding while she watches a good movie.  Or 2.
My sisters and nieces got together in March this year to make the blocks.  It is such a fun and easy pattern
Polly had 4 table runners to bind.  She has a few more to put together before she is done.  I'll be happy to help her with those, too.  She's got some lucky friends.  They will love her gifts.  
I offered to help bind this charity quilt the women at my church were donating.  It was the least I could do to help.  My schedule doesn't give me much of a chance to serve in many other ways.  Some lucky family will really enjoy this quilt.

-nanette
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13 comments

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Those runners are so cute! I like to do bindings, too.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I have a friend who does that for me and then I stitch the back. You are wonderful to help with the process we do not like.

Barb said...

You are so kind, Nanette! I don't mind sewing on the bindings, but I often give my quilts to either my mom or my friend, Kristine, to hand stitch.

Cynthia said...

Your family and friends must love you for cutting and sewing on their bindings! I don't mind doing that either :) That's a beautiful yellow and gray quilt! I know someone will really appreciate it.

Nedra said...

Binding is one of my favorite parts of making a quilt. I find the hand stitching relaxing. How nice of you to put bindings on for your sisters!

Thimbleanna said...

You're such a sweetheart Nanette! I love to do the binding too -- it's the nice way to savor the end of a usually fun project!

Lynn said...

#1 Best sister award goes to the sister who sews binding on. The table runners are terrific, and I love that grey and yellow quilt.

Muddling Through said...

Your little fingers have certainly been busy! Each project is just lovely, and you are right - there will some mighty happy recipients!

Carrie P. said...

Binding is one part of quilting I do like. Those are some really cute table runners.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love all the runners that your sister made.
One sister helping another sister out...ties that bind, indeed! :)

Your family is so loving and kind...such a blessing to each other and to all of us who are lucky enough to be readers of your blog, too.

Blessings always

Pat said...

Very nice! Her friends surely ARE lucky. Actually, I don't mind doing binding. MY problem with quilting is that I cannot do the quilting as I don't do that very well....and, also, I can't do the quilting of any large project on my home machine. :(

donna said...

You are so sweet Nannette. Binding is my least favorite thing to do. The table runners are so cute. Your sister has some lucky friends.
Hugs
donna

AnnieO said...

I like doing bindings too:). Lots of cute projects there!