Watching the series House of Cards while hand stitching a binding. Loving the first season of this series starring Kevin Spacey. It sucked us in from the beginning. And since we no longer subscribe to Netflix, I wonder how delayed season 2 will be coming to the rest of us…
I wish I understood why some quilters insist on sewing bindings on by machine. I do think a hand stitched one holds up just as well and looks 1000 times better. I do a slip stitch and about every 10 stitches, 3-4 inches, I add a knot and continue on. I don’t cut the thread, I just start to take the stitch, then wrap the thread two or three times around the needle, then pull the stitch on through and continue on. I’ve never had a binding come loose. Ever.
Tell me I am not alone here. 4 hours of TV time, book on tape, music listening… and a big, a really big quilt binding is done.
Also working on piecing some fabric for another project. And I should do some pick up clean up around here. Looks worse than a pigsty.