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Calling All quilters Who Hate Binding Quilt’s.

Be honest, don’t many quilters say that they don’t enjoy binding their quilts? In my experience, many don’t.

If binding makes you crazy, I found something that I think you’re going to like.

One possible reason for the negative reactions

One reason why some dislike binding a quilt could be the obvious, because it can be difficult to do, even confusing. Instructions designed to help, are often more confusing than helpful.

Well, take heart fellow quilters. I stumbled on a video on U Tube. It was a tutorial about how to use a particular binding tool.

I’m sure many quilters have seen it, but are unaware of how useful and easy to use this one is.

The video I saw was made by the Minnesota Quilting Company. With so many binding tools to chose from, how do you decide?

This video gave a live demonstration of how easy this is to use & what a beautiful job it does. The two ends are joined with a perfect miter.

Seeing is believing.

I hope you watch the video demonstration and decide for yourself . You might just begin to like quilt binding. It’s called The Binding Tool. made by the Tom company. It’s available everywhere, I liked the Missouri Quilt Company best, they have lots of great instructional  tutorials videos and other products..

I’m celebrating, and singing the praises of The Binding Tool. One word of

The link has stopped working apparently. You can always do it the old fashioned way; google the Minnesota Quilting Company. Then look for their tutorial section. It’s worth the extra steps to get there. Or cut and past the UTube link above

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I Had A Little Idea

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When making these art quilts, I had an idea,”Why not make several different framed art quilts, each one unique, yet designed to be hung together as a grouping?”. Sold together as a group, it would make an attractive display on the wall. 


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Free Your Inner Hippie! How About Bohemian Style Room Decor?

I Googled the phrase bohemian to gain some insight into where the influences for the BoHo Eclectic design style originated. Here’s what I found.

Bohemian-a definition

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A SOCIALLY UNCONVENTIONAL PERSON, ESPECIALLY ONE WHO IS INVOLVED IN THE ARTS.

*”Warhol and the artists and Bohemians he worked with in the 1960s”

How did the BoHo design style develop?

“Bohemian design draws inspiration from the carefree, bohemian mystique of a world traveler. This casual style exudes the eclectic vibes of collected treasures, blending old and new to create a unique, lived-in look. Energetic colors, vintage decor, and layers of fringed throws add whimsy and comfort to this creative space”.






If I were to describe Bohemian, Gypsy or Eclectic design style, the first thing I’d say is forget the rules. With BoHo there don’t seem to be many. This decorating style is unconventional. It emphases personal expression and individuality.

It is associated with art, textiles, world. Think of what you know about gypsies; they were travelers, living on the edge of conventional society. Collectors of interesting “finds”, gathered from their world travels.

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Art plays a huge role in this eclectic style. Curate your own gallery wall, from floor to ceiling. Buy art that you like, not what you’re supposed to.
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 Collect any that you like, don’t worry if the styles are compatible. You’re the curator of you own gallery, collect what you like, be quirky. Express your own creativity.
Use old vintage furniture, paint it in any color you like. I think you get the idea, let that hippie out.
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I googled it, here’s the first definition of bohemian, as applied to the individuals who inspired & defined many of the characteristics in this unconventional decor and dress style.
bohemian–  “a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts.

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nonconformist, unconventional person, beatnikhippy, avant-gardist, free spiritdropout, artistic person;

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