Friday, January 8, 2010
Potholder Tutorials and Binding Talk
It seems that there are many who are intimidated by binding and I fear that it is holding some back from the potholder swap. I thought I would talk a bit about binding in hopes of getting some of you to give it a try. Potholders would be perfect to practice on!
I learned to bind using two tutorials: Heather Bailey's and Amanda Jean's
Recently, there was a new tutorial posted at Happy Cottage Quilter for a different type of binding. In this case, you use the material from your backing and fold it over the front of the quilt to create your binding. Perhaps that would be less intimidating for beginners and the end result looks the same everywhere but the corners.
I also hunted around for a few potholder tutorials to get your creative juices flowing. I have to say that I really love the doll house ones! Also take a look at these and these.
If you are interested in the Potholder Pass send me an email with your information. We will get started in about a week.