I really need to finish my sister’s quilt considering I’m going to see her in a couple days. All I have left to do is attach the binding but it’s so tedious… In my previous quilts I used a straight stitch on the front side, pulled the bais tape over and whipstitched the back. I really didn’t like the results, I realize my whipstitch could use some work but even done right I still think it’s to obvious. Little did I know that people “in the know” use the ladder stitch to attach their binding.
If this is news to you check out this awesome photo tutorial I found. I find most photo tutorials of stiching to be hard to see, the stitches are so small and are usually designed to blend so Turning Turning even included a couple line drawings to help us understand where to put the thread and how it all comes together.
As soon as I can motivate myself to get off the couch I’m going to give this technique a try. My results may be a little unreliable since I have a feeling I’m going to end up doing this in the car on the way to my sister’s. What can I say, I know I’m a procrastinator ;).