For my background I have used the reverse side of this printed linen. I liked the faint texture coming through of the clock faces.
The Go Baby circle cutter was incredibly quick. These circles are made of a selection of men's suiting, shot cottons and craft cottons. I had to put right sides together when cutting more than one circle at the same time because the fusible webbing on the wrong side made them stick together and separating them caused damage to the circles.
I rechecked my code so many times as I found the lite fusible didn't really adhere to the linen well and my circles kept falling of. Locally I couldn't buy standard fusible - only lite which isn't strong enough for this type of work.
|back of quilt, binding made from the same fabric 3/4" short. |
|Front of quilt.|
Once top stitched, fold binding onto the back and hand stitch down. As the binding is folded, the front edge rolls around to the back as well.
Sew binding onto the top and bottom of the quilt. Each strip must be longer than the width of the quilt as the fabric at each end is folded and tucked under into the binding hiding the raw edge.
|Back of quilt with binding corner.|
With two layers of linen and cotton batting I had to increase my stitch length to 3.5 to stop puckering when quilting and sewing on my binding.
|Here's my quilt with the cipher code below.|
We are having a fantastic summer and I have to say this quilt was incredibly hot to work on.