Sunday, May 6, 2012

Reversible Binding Perhaps?

So what does one do, when your perfect choice of binding isn't quite as perfect, for the back of your quilt? That is the case for my Oakshott Project. The front of the quilt is made up entirely, of shot cottons and the back is not. A reversible binding fits the bill....I hope. I've never done one before and thought...why not give it a try.  

So where does one find instructions for such a binding? I just happen to have a copy of Sharon Pederson's book More Reversible Quilts and I reasoned...where there are reversible quilts, surely there are reversible bindings. And I was right.
I cut enough binding for one side...just to test out this technique.
Stitching the binding on. 
Stitching the binding down, from the front of the quilt. 
Binding Front 
 Binding Back
This is a pretty nifty technique....I'll  think I'll do the rest of the quilt this way. 


  1. Wow, that is a wonderful idea and of course you have executed it so well too. I can't wait to see that quilt completed.

  2. Super cool! That's something to put on my list of things I want to try.

  3. it looks lovely, such a great quilt

  4. oooh oooh oooh! So nifty! I'm concerned I wouldn't be able to get the seam right.down.the.middle like you did, but it is really sharp. (I tend to rush through my binding step because goodness knows I WANT THAT QUILT DONE!)

    Beautiful project -

  5. I love this quilt and your blog. That binding looks terrific. Any chance you'd show how you make sure the final binding stitching doesn't veer off the binding or look totally crooked, or whatever. Maybe this is just my problem!


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