Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Binding by machine

I have several finishes to show off.  I've spent the past few days binding by machine, so that these could be finished.

Back in June, I started a set of placemats. 
placemat centers

These are now finished placemats.  I bound them with the faux piping binding method.   Thanks Deonn for the great tutorial.
bicycle placemats
There are 8 of these placemats, not just the 4 shown.  I used my walking foot to stitch the binding on (modern Janome machine).  It was just easier and faster with the modern machine.

Last August, I started making another 14 project bags.  I got them done EXCEPT for the handles and binding.  7 of those project bags have been waiting their turn to get their handles and binding stitched.  I finished these up today. 
7 project bags finished
Normally, I would stitch the binding down with my Featherweight, but, I needed to get these finished quickly, so, my Janome with the walking foot came to my rescue.  I can stitch much faster with the walking foot (my Featherweight doesn't like my vintage walking foot).  These project bags were made on 4 different machines (quilted on a treadle, pieced on a hand crank, handles and one side of binding stitched on the Featherweight, finished on the Janome).  Sometimes it takes a village of machines to get the job done ;)

I have two more projects to do, then I have to close down my sewing room.  My granddaughter, and her entourage are coming back on Sunday night.   Instead of 3 in her entourage, this time there will be 6 in her entourage, and they will be staying for a week.  (Yes, that is 10 people in my house for a week)!  Oh yea, I'll be heading to Michigan on Friday evening for the Michigan TOGA on Saturday.  Yep, busy here.  Lots of cleaning to be done before Friday, too.  I still need to finish gathering all my stuff for the TOGA. 


8 comments:

  1. Cute placemats and project bags. I've never mastered binding by machine but I need to work on it. You sound too busy!!! Hope everything falls into place this week. ~Jeanne

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  2. Wow, you've got a lot on your plate! I'm impressed at all you got done. Do the six people get to use the six placemats?

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  3. Your bookings are full and your projects are many! I agree with the machine bindings, and especially love the faux piping one. Enjoy!

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  4. So glad you are able to sneak in some therapy time before they all arrive, I hope you can store some of it up!! I feel for you for sure! Extra people in the house can become so stressful.

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  5. Love your project bags. Enjoy your company. We just had that many leave and I'm so tired ;-)

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  6. When it rains, it pours. Have a good time at TOGA.
    Hugs

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  7. Cute bags, and placemats. See you at TOGA.

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  8. I bind by machine a lot now too.

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