|This is the bottom right corner|
This is a piped binding technique that I happened upon at http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010/07/faux-piped-binding-tutorial.html. Trisha has a wonderful tutorial. for Faux Piped Binding. I will not even attempt to tell you as her tutortial will explain it a lot better. I am just the messenger - and believe me this definitely is worth exploring. See how nicely it lays on the above picture - I love this technique.
This is the two strips sewn together - the red strip is the larger accent piece.
Criss Cross Applesauce - up to 96 blocks and still going. Love this quilt from Scraps and Shirttails II by Bonnie Hunter and call this pattern "my breather" pattern.
I now make the label and attach it BEFORE I put the binding on. It just makes sense to sew two sides of the label in the seam allowance before sewing the binding down.
I am currently taking a 7-1/2 inch square, fold on diagonal, pressing and attaching in left corner. I can then write - OMG, yes I do still write them - the information about the quilt and my friends and family will have another little piece to remember me by.
What is your method of dealing with labels? Please leave a comment as I am always looking for solutions.
Two Donated Quilts this month -
Softly Blue - the picture just does not do this quilt true justice -A monochromatic little gem I really love, and I decided to use the same fabric for the label. I will just write in the information in "cursive." because I think it is a shame that we are losing the art of our personal handwriting by using computer fonts instead. While my labels may not look as good ... they are mine.