Binding and Quilting

Postage Stamp Quilt, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier, Wagon’s West (dresden plates)

After watching a couple suggested video’s on how to do the “flange” binding for Wagon’s West that I wanted I kind of ended up doing it my own way as I like to hand stitch binding down and all the examples were for the whole thing to be done by machine stitching and didn’t want to try machine stitching and ruin it which I might have done!  If you go to yesterday’s comments you will see links to video’s from several people if you wish to see them.

I cut my print strip at 1.25 inches, folded, sprayed with starch and pressed in half and then sewed it down with a scant 1/4 inch seam.


My binding was cut at 2.5 inches, folded and pressed in half and I used a 3/8inch seam to sew that down on top of the print.


I have 2 sides stitched down and this is what it looks like – here is one corner.  For the print I sewed it on as you do binding for a mitered corner but you just leave it as a straight edge if you know what I mean and put the binding on top and that has the mitered corner to it.


And as the print changes of course as you have a bit of a different look as you go around the quilt.


I like it!  I should get the hand stitching done today and then it can get washed, dried and more photos taken.


One leaf on the wool border for the Postage Stamp was worked on a couple days ago – some of these flowers will be changed up as I didn’t care for them after I cut and all will have embellished stitches on them to dress them up a bit.  This lot I had tried glue basting – didn’t work LOL as you can tell by the pins.


Hard to get a photo of the quilting on The Final Frontier (yes from Star Trek) on this one – it doesn’t show up well unless you get close to it.  Almost half way across the first section.


One of the circles


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6 comments… add one
  • Doreen Aug 4, 2016

    Oh my! I know I’ve not kept up with my reading but you have ‘motored’ right along. The flange/Wagon Wheel quilt is gorgeous!!! The dark borders/binding is set off so perfectly with that sweet tiny peek of print. Your quilts are all such beautiful (hand quilted) works of art!!!!!!

  • Deb Aug 4, 2016

    I really like what you did with the binding!
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  • Vicki W Aug 4, 2016

    The flange is a really nice finish! Also I was wrong about the fabric. The print isn’t as bold as I thought.

  • Sandra. B Aug 4, 2016

    Karen, the flange binding is awesome! It really finishes off the quilt beautifully….so glad you went with that option! And your method of doing the flange seems so much easier than some tutorials I have seen…. Thanks for sharing your process!
    As I have said so many times, it is the simple things that can really make the difference in the finished look of a quilt….
    Your quilting choices for Final Frontier are looking good!!

  • Debbie Aug 4, 2016

    I am so impressed with how much you have gotten done since last checking in with your blog. Great flanged binding…and the colors you finished your wagon wheel quilt with are fantastic.
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  • Kathi Aug 4, 2016

    LOVE LOVE LOVE how your binding turned out with the flange added! Totally awesome girl 🙂 I am just really enjoying your first row of Final Frontier and just noticed your outer border too! Love it also.. Your wool applique is just wonderful as well…
    Can you believe we haven’t had rain at our home for 32 days today!!! This is getting serious for us.. our grass is dying and looking sad.. I know your grass must be needing mowed frequently but NOT OURS! hahaha! Have a blessed rest of your day Karen.. Kathi
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