Friday, June 29, 2012

Good Life

I made a table runner yesterday using Good Life by Robert Kaufman.



And I bound it twice. I once again fell for the "I can do this and it will be much quicker" lie regarding machine binding. I can't do it, and it's not quicker since I ALWAYS rip it out & re-do it.

It looked fine on the front:



But despite pinning excessively, it still looked wobbly on the back, and the corners didn't even catch:



Stupid to even try, since I actually enjoy hand sewing the binding. And I love the way it looks - I love getting those corners just so:


Even if I can't photograph them well. ???

I love the backing fabric for this:


Overall, a very fun project



And it's in my shop, if you're interested.

Linking up to Pieceful Life for Show it off Friday.

4 comments:

  1. Very pretty. Machine binding frustrates me too!

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  2. What a darling table runner! I haven't tried machine quilting a binding because I am afraid I will run into the same problems that you had : ( I see others and think, oh that must be a fast way, but I am a bit afraid to try, and like you, I do enjoy the hand sewing.

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  3. I am the opposite... I've always done binding by machine and hand stitching frightens me, I always worry it won't hold up. But it looks SO much better when it is hand stitched. You do great work!

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  4. Hand binding rules! Glad to see others who enjoy the slowed down, exactness of hand stitching!

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