Binding Mimi's Way!

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Mimi Dietrich's technique for joining the binding ends worked perfectly. So much so, that when I tried to find where I joined them to show my quilting friend, I couldn't tell where it was. Also, hand sewing the binding was a pleasure as it turned easily and evenly. I used 2.12 inch seams, and cut the binding on the bias to allow the lines of houdstooth to advantage. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This quilt was an idea that my son gave me when I asked him what kind of quilt he wanted. He said, "I like the graphic posters of Saul Bass." After looking them up, I immediately thought that the film poster made by Saul Bass for Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder could be adapted for my film buff son. I know it is not to everyone's taste, but he loves it. I tried to free motion quilt the spirals, but had to take them out as they were too wonky. Then with patience and my walking foot, I got them done on my small sewing machine. Eventually I made the spirals bigger once I got past the core of the body. I learned about applique, and fusing with this quilt using two other Craftsy courses. Louise Gering's Walking Foot Quilting course is now in my wish list!

What you will need

  • 100% cotton
  • Flannel Backing
  • orange houndstooth 100% cotton binding by Michael Miller
  • Warm and Natural Batting
  • Guterman's thread
  • Janome My Style sewing machine
  • Kenmore Sewing Machine.

Q&A with DonnaDeCourcy

Anne Steiner asked:
Your quilt is AWESOME!
DonnaDeCourcy answered:
Thank you! I do ask my son what his friends think of it when they are first getting to know him.