I’ve almost finished Red #2. I kept the quilting really simple, my Long arm version of “stitch in the ditch”, which is simply a small squigley line along the seams. But since I was thinking I was going to give this to my mom as a lap quilt I backed it with flannel. That left me with the idea of using something soft for the binding. I had some black velvet in my stash. I thought that might be nice, black and red is always a good combo, right? Well the black and red looked rather well together but velvet as a binding is a bit tricky. The quilt was nice and square but with the velvet binding the edges went all wavy gravy; even tho’ I used my walking foot. I guess there is just too much slip, slide and bulk in the velvet to be-have under a presser foot. You don’t see it in the picture ’cause I plastered it to the design wall.
I think I’m going to try blocking it like a sweater. Any suggestions? cheers, CW