I forgot last post, to include a mention of the ‘ENDs’ of your cover. These are finished to your liking by joining more squares, using a single colour piece or a panel (as I did). The ENDs need to be quilted as well.
I used these gorgeous panels and had to trim the sides and add to the top and bottom to make a piece 8″ x 12.5″. I stitched around the edge and I then quilted by following the outlines on some of the items
So, when you have completed all of your quilting, it is time to add the binding!
Let’s sew Along!!
1. Mark the centre of the top of your END pieces and the centre of your MAIN piece along the long edge. Pin them together at that point wrong sides together.
5. You can see now that it is easier to bend the MAIN piece around the corner of the END piece. Continue pinning down the sides.
7. Take your bias binding and open it, placing the raw edge along the edge of your MAIN piece – you will stitch along the crease – don’t forget to change your stitch length back to regular stitching!
8. The sides are easy going – this is me coming towards a corner:
Lower your pressure foot and continue around.
10. Repeat the process on the other END.
I love how it turned out – it certainly adds a ‘splash’ of colour to the room! I also love how we were able to take the samples and make a practical, useful item while retaining our colour chart.
I hope you enjoyed sewing along – Please share some photos!
Until next time