The Happy Scrappers met this past Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and I have a lot to show you. Above is Vickie D. who gave us a wonderful demo on how to attach those last two pieces of binding. I'll try to explain how she does this but I really think you had to be there. Above Vickie explained how to press the two ends together.
You can see here how she used a clip to hold the one in place.
Above you can see how the two pieces meet. She then marks the stitching lines on each fold with chalk.
Vickie uses this ruler and follows the steps on it to make her bindings meet.
She stressed that she always cuts her bindings with the mitered ends. No flat straight edges. I hope you can see above, that Vickie has her finger on the ruler and will cut that chalk line going the same way as the angle on the end of the binding strip. Once the pieces are cut she sews them together. This seam is a little larger than normal, but when it is sewn and pinned in place it fits perfectly.
A BIG THANK YOU to Vickie for showing us how to make our bindings look perfect!
BEFORE I FORGET IT: Happy Scrappers will NOT meet in November because of Craft Days. And we will NOT meet in December because of Christmas! WE WILL meet again on the last Saturday of January 2022!And now it's time for some Show-n-Tell. Above, Janalee shows us the quilt that she's been working on. You've seen the blocks over the past few months. She quilted it herself and used her scraps to make this beautiful quilt.
This is the back of the quilt. I love how she pieced it.
Janey worked on some Twilling. I love these blocks!
Above you can see the dark blue fabric that she will use as the narrow sashing and the blue and white piece of fabric will be the border.
Vickie showed us this quilt that she made. Wonderful way to use your scraps!
Chris was trying to get us in the Halloween spirit! So cute!
Janalee is busy working on another quilt for charity! Love those fabrics. She said she and Hattie made this Mosaic block from the Fat Quarter Style book.
This is Hattie. Her new featherweight sewing machine. Janalee said that she had an Aunt Hattie.
Mary was there too. She really does accomplish a lot. She brought in all these (19) bags to give to Cathy M. who fills them with personal items and they are donated to Dégagé Ministries. A big Thank You to Mary!