It's great you know how to sew...and I need a bit of help on a by-hand sewing project.
I quilt by hand...or at least, I sort of know how to quilt by hand. My problem is finishing the edges of the quilt so they look neat. How should I hand sew the edges so my quilt will look finished? Any tips on binding the edges would help a lot...been thinking about using a strip of fusible fabric to kind of bind it before I sew it...would that work? And what stitch should I use? Been working on this quilt for just about a year now and would really love to get it done.
Make a bias binding strip 1/2" wider than desired finish. For example, if you want a 1" finished edge on front and back your bias strip should be 2 1/2" wide. Turn under 1/4" on both sides of the bias strip, iron, then pin to front and back. The finishing stitch can be done with a blind stitch or use embroidery floss and do a blanket stitch. The most common is using small blind stitches.
Many fabric stores sell blanket binding if you didn't want to make your own bias binding. You could also use a very light weight double-sided fusible, or you could use a glue stick to tack some areas in place. Wash quilt when you're done.
Good luck on your project. It sounds beautiful.
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