New Mini UFO
I got a chance to dive into my UFO pile, and pulled out this miniature that I made probably 20 years ago. The miniature quilt is 10 1/2″ x 12 1/2″. The three layers were already spray-basted, and I had quilting designs laid out on tissue paper. (Yay for the younger me who did all that work!) So I sat down and quilted.
I went with simple designs: made a loop-de-loop inside each block, and straight lines in the border.
Single layer bindings are recommended for miniature quilts to help eliminate bulk. I can’t remember the last time I added a single-layer binding to a quilt, so I did some quick research. And here’s how I did the binding.
I cut the binding strip 1 1/2″ wide. I sew the single layer of binding by machine, right sides together, to the top of the quilt and mitered the corners as usual.
Then I press the binding out.
Here you can see a close-up of the one layer of binding sewn to the front.
Then a view from the back after pressing.
I fold the raw edge of the binding to meet the raw edge of the quilt.
Then I fold again to cover the previous machine stitching of the binding.
Adding some clips to hold the binding in place, I start stitching by hand.
And, Tah Dah! The finished binding. The single binding was just as easy to add as a double-layer binding, with much less bulk. I found it easier to miter the corners, too.
Now to add a sleeve and label.
Another UFO bites the dust!