Last night I started hand sewing the binding on to the Christian wall-hanging. This morning I finished the binding and added a label. I am pleased with it and hope the receiver will.
This afternoon I sandwiched another small comfort quilt but instead of quilting it, I made a quick casserole carrier. I saw a great tutorial by Crafty Gemini. She also has a great video tutorial on YouTube. You can find the directions and the link from her blog..
Instead of using 2 plain pieces of fabric I decided to piece one for the outside. I used 25 -5” squares. I trimmed ¼” all around after piecing to get the 22” square needed. I quilted the top to Insul~Bright heat resistant batting and the inside fabric to cotton batting (23” square). I quilted with the serpentine stitch and the walking foot.
After quilting, I trimmed and sewed the 2 quilted pieced right side together leaving an opening for turning. I also top stitched all around the edge. Here the strips are stitched and ready to sew on. 1 long 5” by 22” and 2 short 4 ½” by 7”
I ironed interfacing to the inside of the straps to give extra strength.
I hope this will make a good item for the GCQ guild silent auction in September. I may make some for Christmas gifts.
I will be home for Labor Day and quilting on 2 comfort quilts. Enjoy your holiday.