Bind Quilts by Machine is a patchwork quilter's dream come true! There is no more reason or need to finish patchwork quilts with hand sewing. Modern technology, methods and standards now permit quilt bindings to go on quickly and easily, entirely sewn by machine. Teaching three primary methods for binding quilts entirely by machine, Bind Quilts by Machine even conquers double-fold binding!
Bind Quilts by Machine begins by introducing a new method for stacking and squaring a quilt, one based on extensive experience that results in a squared quilt before quilting! Readers are encouraged to try this method for themselves to see how they can avoid trimming as a squaring device, often with loss of important quilt top patchwork.
Then, instructions for Fuss-Free Binding, Seamless Binding and Double-Fold Binding ensure that you never again have to hand-sew a quilt binding!
---Fuss-Free Binding, a single-fold binding method, goes on in a snap, with no pinning required, beautifully mitered corners, and an easy-to-sew final closure indistinguishable from all other joins.
---Seamless Binding buries all binding join seam lines in the mitered corners. It, too, goes on quickly and easily once you know how to do it.
---Double-Fold Binding by machine gives every quilter the option to apply thick and lovely double-fold bindings—entirely by machine!
These three core quilt binding methods are made even more appealing with the application of Perfect Piping. Whether added as solid contrasting color or multicolored strips, Perfect Piping gives a gorgeous accent to any quilt binding, border—even patchwork! Learn its simple secrets from Bind Quilts by Machine.
Finally, explore four other ways to finish the edges of patchwork quilts by machine—mock binding, bagging, facing and raw edge treatments. These methods, plus the three primary machine binding techniques, give any patchwork quilter a full repertoire of methods to make finishing patchwork quilts as quick and easy as making them!
|Publisher:||Dena Dale Crain|
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About the Author
Dena Dale Crain relocated from the USA to Kenya in 1990. She has spent most of her time since then living on the shore of Lake Baringo, two hundred miles and a five-hour drive north of Nairobi, with husband Jonathan Leakey, eldest son of Louis and Mary Leakey, renowned paleontologists.
Dena saw patchwork quilting as a way to employ local women, taught herself the basics and began a small production quilting business in her home. With advanced degrees in design, anthropology, and textiles, she was uniquely positioned to help. As her experience and confidence increased, she began producing “one-off” works of art. Dena’s innovative and art quilts have been the subject of several solo art exhibitions and group quilt shows in Africa.
Dena helped found the Kenya Quilt Guild and continues to keep a pulse on its activities. She helps educate members of the society at large about quilts as art. She has written magazine articles and lectured at quilting and non-quilting functions.
Teaching in Cape Town, South Africa, for the Good Hope Quilters Guild National Quilt Festival in July 2002 moved Dena into the ranks of international quilting teachers. Since then, she has taught art quilting at such prestigious venues as the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England; the European Patchwork Meeting in Val d'Argent, France; and the International Quilt Festivals in Houston and Chicago in the USA. In 2011, she earned South Africa National Quilt Guild certification as a qualified quilt judge and in 2018 she became a Recommended Teacher for the same guild.
In 2004 Dena joined the faculty of Quilt University, an online educational facility for patchwork quilters. She taught there for ten years before hosting online patchwork quilt design classes on QuiltEd Online. Today, her innovative and unusual classes are available through the Academy of Quilting. An inventive and creative mind coupled with top-notch sewing skills makes Dena Dale Crain an educator of high merit in the world of patchwork quilting.
Find links to Dena's patchwork quilt ebooks, online quilt classes and original pattern downloads on her website.