BIND­ING THE QUILT

BIND­ING THE QUILT

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - MODERN NEUTRALS -

15

Take the two strips from step 11 and the white strips for bind­ing. Care­fully un­pick the white pleated strips from the bind­ing and re­place with strips of white un­pleated fab­ric.

16

Un­pick the top cream fab­ric strips and re­place one side with the cream 80in strip, and the other side with the pink 10in strip.

17

Re­peat with the bot­tom light grey fab­ric strips, re­plac­ing one with the light grey 80in strip, and the se­cond with the 10in strip. Press each strip in half length­wise.

18

At­tach one bind­ing to the left side of the quilt, tak­ing care to match up the stripes, leav­ing a few inches at each end un­sewn (Fig F).

20

Fold the bind­ing over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place, leav­ing the bot­tom edge un­stitched.

MAK­ING THE TASSELS

21

Wrap half a skein of em­broi­dery thread around a 2in piece of card thirty six times, and cut off the ex­cess (Fig G). Slip a 10in length of grey yarn un­der the top and tie in place (Fig H). Re­move the card and tie the yarn again to tighten (Fig I). Snip the thread at the bot­tom (Fig J). 22

Tie an­other length of yarn around the top, five or six times (Fig K). Bury the ends us­ing a nee­dle and trim the ends (Fig L). Re­peat to make a to­tal of twenty four tassels.

AT­TACH­ING THE TASSELS

23

Use pins to mark 3in in­ter­vals along the bot­tom edge of the quilt. Mark along the cen­tre of the bind­ing strip at these 3in in­ter­vals, us­ing a re­mov­able fab­ric marker (Fig M).

24

Use a nee­dle to thread both ends of the tas­sel tie sep­a­rately through the bind­ing from the front to the back, ei­ther side of the mark (Fig N) and knot on the re­v­erse (Fig O). Neatly trim the ends of the thread.

25

Re­peat step 24 to at­tach the re­main­ing tassels. Slip stitch the bot­tom of the bind­ing to the back of the quilt to fin­ish (Fig P).

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