It’s time to bind the Hungry Caterpillar quilt! This is not my favourite step of the quilting process, but an important one to wrap up the project.
I start off the process by cutting off all excess backing fabrics and batting, to ensure that the top and backing are of the same size. I take great care in the cutting to ensure that not too much or too less is snipped off. After all, so much work has been put into the quilt thus far, and we wouldn’t want to create a boo-boo at this critical stage to ruin the beautiful quilt!
After the cutting has been completed, I attach the binding. The 2.5″ strips had been sewn together earlier to form a long binding strip, and pressed in half length-wise. The binding is attached one side at a time.
The binding is sewn on using a 1/4″ seam.
I prefer to do a mitered corner binding, for a nicer finish.
Viola! The quilt with all four sides of binding all attached! But….this is not all, now comes the tedious process of hand stitching the top part of the binding to the back of the fabric. I’m targeting to have the binding handsewn in a week’s time, as it’ll make a little girl very happy, enjoying her sweet slumbers with wriggly caterpillars! I’ll be sharing more updates in my next blog post!