Here we are at the end of our Block of the Month Journey.
We chose our charm squares; cut and sewed; layered and quilted: and now it is time to complete the finishing touches and enjoy our creations.
Last month, after our quilting was finished, we trimmed the excess backing even with the top.
These pieces are carefully cut to 2 “widths and all 4 pieces (one from each side) are sewn together creating the binding. The 2” binding is pressed in half and applied in the normal way, creating a mitre at the corners. I stitch my binding down to the back of the piece by hand using Aurifil 40wt Cotton Mako. Jane Wickell has a great tutorial on making and applying bindings.
You will want to show off your new creation and a hanging sleeve can be made for easy display. Have a look at Susan Brubakers Knap’s instructions and Nancy Zieman demonstrates how to make a rod pocket for a show quilt.
The label is the last and most important item on your quilt.I have decided to use a pre-printed label.
We have some lovely quilt hangers in the shop and our labels come in many designs.
Each label has suggestions for the items to be included for future reference.
I hope you have enjoyed making your Modern Welcome BOM.