Mary Bauer Presents "On the Edge"
In the beginning was Piping. Mary shared with us her excitement to learn how to add piping to little girl dresses. After learning this technique, she could not stop, so she purchased a bolt of piping and kept on going. It did not take long until the technique was incorporated into her quilting. This remarkable quilter does not use a pattern and does not want to be finished with the quilt, so moves quickly to the next project.
We can visit her tutorial at tinyurl.com/qdo-mary to learn her tricks and techniques:
- perfect mitered binding by sewing off at 45 degree angle 1/4 inch from edge
- try facing instead of binding for a clean edge on your quilt (cut facing on bias)
- add rick-rack or ribbon along with facing
- try ruffling or ruffling with piping
- change color of binding to match quilt pattern colors
- stitch selvage to your border edge for perfectly flat and smooth borders (1/8 or 1/4 inch shorter)
- Judges love mitered borders -- start doing this -- you will love the results
- recommended Susan Cleveland's Grande Groovin' Piping Trimming Tool