The second part of this little series on Improv Quarter Circles is here! A few 5:30 am wake-ups allowed me to finish the binding rather quickly.
Here is the process in which I finished my mini…
Step 1: Sandwich your mini quilt with batting and backing and baste in which ever manner you are comfortable with. I chose to pin-baste because that is what I currently have on hand. Also, audition threads if you have chosen to machine quilt your top. I chose to use the middle thread which happens to be Wonderfil Konfetti Color KT402 (orange). Konfetti is a 50wt thread and works wonderfully for machine quilting.
Step 2: Quilt as desired!!! I desired to quilt using horizontal lines 1/2 inch apart.
Step 3: Trim excess batting and backing. You may decide to preserve the quilt’s natural wonky edge, or square your quilt traditionally. I chose to maintain the quilt’s natural wonky edge and only trimmed off two corners that were excessively wonky.
Step Four: Next you will want to decide how to bind your mini. I decided that I did not want my quilt top to be contained, so I chose a faced binding. Following a tutorial by The Silly Boo Dilly, below is what resulted. One portion that was quite curvy needed a bit of gathering in order to make the facing fit.
And voila, you have yourself a lovely mini ready for display! Below are some more glamor shots.