Susan Carlson wrote a lovely blog post on ways to finish up your art quilt. Wrap it on canvas, hang it or frame it. Love seeing her work and getting her tips. I just added this to my page called BINDING/FINISHING so you can always some access it there along with all the other links I have for you. CLICK on the photo above to go to the page or on the words BINDING/FINISHING here or on the top of the page. Enjoy!
Wrapped Edge Binding! I'm in love with this style of binding and you don't have to stitch it down if you don't want to!!! Susan Carlson explains how she takes scraps and wraps the edge of her pieces with them in her book Serendipity. She uses glue to hold the scraps down on the front and back. I've tried it on one of the samples for my new patterns and love it! See photo above! CLICK on my photo to go to a preview of her book Serendipity on Amazon. See page 46 and the piece named Libris Sol for one of the examples of the wrapped edge binding. Now every time I see one of her pieces I wonder if she used this method. She doesn't use it on all her pieces but I love when she does. The link and info on the wrapped edge binding can always be found on my website under BINDING/FINISHING.
I decided to explore some more of the decorative stitches on my machine and I found one that was perfect! This is a maple leaf decorative stitch which was perfect for my new pattern Maple Leaf! (Coming soon!)
I used the fusible binding method, found in the links on my web called the Bindings/Finishing page, and then wanted to add a bit more design. I already stitched the leaf and the background with the gold, Coats & Clark, thread I mentioned in an earlier post so I wanted more. I did this maple leaf decorative stitch all the way around with this thread and no breaking or shredding. YAY!
From bindings to stretched canvas the way you present your art can catch the attention of your viewers!
Here are some fabulous links to give you some inspiration when it comes to finishing off your art quilts. Finishing off a piece is my least favorite part and sometimes the piece will sit for a very long time until I get re-inspired to do that last step! Some of these have helped me through that process! I hope they will help you as well! CLICK on the photo above to go directly to the collection of links on my website. They will always be there for you to access and I will be adding more so do check back or sign-up for my newsletter if you'd like.
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