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

Contrast, make your art quilts POP!

 

Put two opposites side by side, what happens?

How do you stand out in a crowd of people dressed in black?

Wear whit

I make art quilts for sale and  I do silk paintings. I want my work

to get noticed. Do you want art work that stands out on your walls?

Contrast can make a big difference.

Strong contrasts make things  stand out, they are noticed  immediately, commanding  your attention. A strong contrast will intensify the impact of the contrasting items.

The definition of the word contrast is the state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association.

Why my interest? I’ve been thinking about contrasts lately and more to the point, how can they be used effectively in to create interesting fiber art quilts.  I’ll get to that query later. But first I have one of my little stories to relate.

   Sane or insane? Earthling or alien?

Contrast, make your art quilts POP!