Monday, September 22, 2014

hand binding

Allright, I never thought I would enjoy hand binding, or even choose it over machine binding, but lately I do.  Could be the extra time I spend in my car now that school and other activities are in full swing...the one down side::it makes my neck and shoulders SORE.

Also, I've decided to start a quilting/sewing/crafting specific instagram account.  You can find me @aquiltisnice

9 comments:

  1. Try reclining the seat while you are stitching - I find that when I ride in the car I sit up fairly straight, but it hurts my neck and shoulders to sew. I recline the seat just a few degrees and the tightness is gone. Sometimes I spend up to 5 hours hand stitching while my husband drives to my daughter's house and changing position by a few degrees for some reason helps.

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  2. Welcome to IG! Do you get sore shoulders and neck when sewing away from the car? Stitchinpenny might be onto something with her suggestion! I love hand stitching the binding- it's my favourite part of the process!

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  3. I enjoy the hand sewing part the most I think. It's a chance to snuggle while I sew ; )

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  4. Personally I love handsewing so also (partly) handsewing the binding on. Great you are on IG, have become a follower there too!

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  5. I love hand sewing the binding on too. It is nice to have a part of the quilting process that is portable and can be done in front of the tv. I just started following you on instagram, I am MeadowMistDesigns

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  6. I too love to hand bind - maybe because it is so close to FINISHED. Somewhere, I saw a post by a quilting physical therapist suggeting that when binding you should have the binding closest to you with the quilt body away from you. Your hand holding the binding down won't get as tired. Try it. It will take a little getting used to.

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  7. I love hand sewing down the binding but look at those perfect stitches on the back of your quilt!

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  8. I love that binding against the fuchsia backing. It's striking!

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