Tonight I made…

…bias binding for The Challenge Project…ho hum, I hear, how NOT exciting….well, it is for me.  Why?  Because I made real BIAS binding, I didn’t cheat and use straight strips, I bit the bullet and did the proper bias thing as I need it go go “around corners” and because is is striped fabric .  I’m impressed even if it isn’t going to set the world on fire.  So here it is…

Tuesday I picked up the latest available copy of Irish Quilting at the newsagents (I searched Ireland for this magazine without success and I now buy it right here in my own little town – too funny) and there is an article on Bias Basics which is just so incredibly easy to follow that it almost took all the fear out of the exercise.  I say almost as I was using the 10″ square of second challenge fabric and I was terrified that if I got it wrong there is no more and I need to use this fabric.  Sure, they may have more in the shop but a trip up the highway to get it is not on at this time of night – hence a modicum of fear.

Anyhoo, this is the use of the second challenge fabric Mistea to answer your question of how I was going to use it – I finally figured out how!

Now to a bit more stitching before I can put the binding on…back to it.

Happy Sewing…

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Posted on January 7, 2010, in Stitchery. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. That binding looks cool – like the effect of those stripes on the diagonal. Happy Stitching

  2. Hi! We’re so glad you like the bias article. Well done on your binding! Thanks for the shout out. We’d like to send you our new issue (just arrived from printer) as a thank you. Drop me your snail mail address and you’ll receive your copy, 3-4 weeks before the rest of America!
    Happy New Year -sherry@irishquilting.ie

  3. stripes just look so good on bias binding. Can’t wait to see the finished project.
    Lucky you on receiving the magazine.

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