Dec ‘17 OMG Finish

For my December ‘17 One Monthly Goal, I decided to repair the binding on the cat quilt that I had sewn with my Brother sewing machine. It was extremely uneven in places, so my plan was to carefully rip out the machine-stitching on the binding on the front of the quilt and re-sew the binding down by hand. Well, shortly into the process, that plan was literally shredded as I tore several holes in the binding fabric even though I was going very slow and taking my time, and I even had a few slight tears in quilt itself near the edges. Yikes! Basically the stitches were too close together which made it practically impossible to cleanly remove the stitches. So I painstakingly ripped the entire binding out no longer worrying about salvaging the binding but trying not to rip the fabric of the quilt. I repaired the tears with little patches of matching fabric using double stick fusible web. Then I started the binding process all over again, this time sewing the binding down with my sewing machine on the front side using a 3/8” seam allowance to hide the little patches and hand-sewing the binding down to the back of the quilt. It turned out well, and I’m glad I did it even if it was almost triple the work!



The cat quilt was given to a local friend for Christmas, and she loves it! Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: Dec ‘17 OMG Finishes . This quilt was on my list of 2017 Qtr 4 Finish-A-Long Goals. Linking up to 2017 Qtr 4 Finish-A-Long Finishes.

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5 Responses to Dec ‘17 OMG Finish

  1. Sarah Goer says:

    I love the color palette. Congratulations on your re-finish. I admire you taking the time.


  2. Congratulations for getting the binding re-done. I am sure it will hold up and be enjoyed for years by your friend!


  3. patty says:

    A very fun quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.


  4. rl2b2017 says:

    Good Morning!
    That is certainly a painstaking labor of love, and one that I’m so proud of you for undertaking! WOW! Your friend won’t know the difference and will enjoy the quilt either way, but I’m sure it will hold up much longer with its new and improved binding. Fabulous finish for the year. ~smile~ Roseanne


  5. helen says:

    gosh, that was painstaking, but well worth it when you see the final result. I am sure your friend loves it. All best wishes for the new year.


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