For the Love of Binding
I was getting myself all geared up to hate this job, especially when I realized that the pre-made binding that I had purchased for this quilt was 3/4 inch instead of 1 inch. It may not seem like a big difference, but when you are trying to cover up the raw edges of a quilt, that can make a huge difference in the look of the finished product. I had to be extra careful sewing it onto the top to make sure I would have enough to fold over to the back while simultaneously trying to make sure that I was not sewing too close to the edge and risk it coming apart. It was like walking a tightrope, I tell you.
Then I got out the needle and thread and started sewing the back on by hand.
And, you know what? It looks great and it’s not as hard as I thought it would be. Sometimes the dreading of the thing is worse than the actual thing itself. Next time, I’ll try not to judge an activity before I start it. It would save me a lot of aggravation.
What have you discovered lately that is easier to do than you first anticipated?