Monday, May 6, 2013

It's Giveaway Day!

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 It's time again for Sew Mama Sew's biannual giveaway party. I love participating because it's a great way to meet new bloggers and it's really just so much fun giving things away and when you win, you get to look forward to receiving a treat in the mail and who doesn't like that?

There's lots of places to visit and there will be all sorts of wonderful treasures to win so be sure and check out all the participants.

If this is your first time visiting here, welcome! If you've been here before, welcome back!

 Here's what I have for y'all today. I've divided it up into 4 lots so you have 4 chances to win:



Lot #1  The ABC's of Words on Quilts by Elizabeth Scott
            A Touch of Rosie Quilts (somehow, I ended up with 2 copies of this)
            Turning Twenty Just Got Better by Tricia Cribbs


Lot #2  Fresh Fabric Treats from the Moda Bakeshop Designers
             Easy Quilt Projects (Favorites from the Editors of American Patchwork and Quilting
             Turning Twenty Feelin' Groovy (Book 4)


Lot #3  3 - 1/2 yd cuts of Amy Butler Fabric.


Lot #4  3 1/2 yd cuts: 1 Desert Daydreams by Anthropology
                                 2 Good Fortune by Kate Spain


So starting today you can put your name in the hat by leaving me a comment. Just tell me if you like to bind quilts. I like everything about making a quilt, but I think I like hand stitching the binding down to the back the most.

 I'll let the random number generator choose 4 names and the first name gets first choice and so on. This giveaway will be open until Friday, May 10th, 5 p.m. PST. I will ship internationally so everyone can chime in! Thanks so much for stopping by. Friends and family say I always feed everyone who wanders down the dirt road so I feel as if I ought to at least be handing out cookies or something in honor of y'all. Fajitas are on the menu for tonight just in case you REALLY stop in. :)

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Pauline said...

Lately I've enjoyed binding my quilts. Use to dread it, and why that changed I have no idea. Could be that binding being the last step, then the quilt is FINISHED! What a good feeling!

Vickie said...

I will sure enter your giveaway, you've got some really generous prizes ! Binding...well, I tend to procrastinate.... I don't dislike it, but it's not my favorite thing.

Dorian said...

Looks like a lovely pile of goodies Karin. Thanks for the giveaway. I don't like to bind, but I don't dislike it either. It's just part of the process to me. I machine quilt mine, as I have problems hand sewing.

Miz Karen said...

I enjoy hand stitching the binding down on the back. It is a very satisfying finish and a touch of extra love in each quilt.

yorkie mom said...

I actually LOVE binding quilts and hand sewing it down!

QuilterLaura said...

I sure wouldn't say it's my favorite part, but I don't mind it. Thx for the chance to win!

kutiequilter said...

Lately I've been doing my bindings my machine so I do like doing them!

Jane said...

I do enjoy hand sewing the binding. Thanks so much for such a generous giveaway!

Diane said...

What a lovely give away! I do like binding quilts. It makes me happy knowing I'm so close to being finished!

sherry said...

i do like binding the quilt...the last step and then you get to see how it all turned out..

Northern Deb said...

I love to bind quilts and that exactly what I'm doing today! When you're binding, you're finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel... your quilt is almost done. I think that's why I like it so much.. the finished product is right within reach.
OH, wish I was closer... Fajitas sound delious :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I know a lot don't like to bind but I don't mind in the least - it means I am just about done with the quilt doesn't it. I don't mind taking those little hand stitches as hand stitching is what I love to do.

M.W. said...

I do like to bind quilts by hand sewing the back. I find it relaxing and I know I am almost finished with my creation.
Shawn

M.W. said...

Love the sew binding by hand.
Shawn

Anonymous said...

I love sewing down the binding too! It means the quilt is about done and all the plans I've had for it are about to come true.

Slightly Off Quilter said...

Binding runs a very close second for me when making a quilt, designing is probably my favorite part. I guess that is a handy thing since I love the first step and the last step it gives me encouragement to get all the parts in the middle done !

Anonymous said...

You are a very generous person as well as a gifted photographer, writer, and quilter. I look forward to reading each new post! Especially enjoyed your Farm Store post. Sounds just like my DH's grandmother! Not looking to win...just wanted to say Thanks! for your insightful blog. As for binding ...blech! Just love the piecing process.
quiltninny@yahoo.com

Alycia said...

Oh I so wish you lived closer - I do all machine binding because I have NO patience!!! I don't like the binding becuase its tedious - but I do like it cuz I can MOVE on!!!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh my goodness - wow to your giveaways!!! For me it is the basting - I hate basting. Binding I love - shall we all get together and do each others worst bits!!???

Shelia said...

I like the handstitching of the binding, but I have carpal tunnel and it makes it very hard to get anything done hand wise. I have to say most of my bindings are machine done because of this. When I have a runner, topper or small quilt I do try to do those by hand.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Linda said...

Thanks for the great give-away! I don't mind binding my quilts as it means I can move on to the next exciting project.

Teri R said...

I like binding a quilt because it means I can move on to more beautiful fabric and patterns. It is both a beginning and an end.

Julie Feldhaus said...

I love hand work of any kind while watching tv on a cold winter night! I do hand sew 99% of my bindings. Thanks for the nice giveaway

Susanj said...

I love to bind by hand.....relaxing while enjoying a favorite TV show.....plus, you know you're almost done with this current project

CathyH said...

I love to do the binding! It's the LAST step and indicates I may soon have a finished project. I sew the binding onto the right side by machine and then enjoy touching every inch of the edge as I handsew it to the back. Thanks for the giveaway. I love to read your adventures!

Lee said...

I don't mind binding at all, well, except maybe for how sore my fingers get if it's been awhile. I've never grown used to a thimble, but do use those little stick-on things. Thank you for the opportunity of winning one of the sweet giveaway gifts :)

Lou said...

Great prizes!!!
I do not like to do bindings:( I am done with the quilt after I quilt it so that seems like something that just drags the finishing process on and on!!!! I do however do it:( Need to get those projects finished:)
Thanks!

Denise in PA said...

What a great giveaway - thanks! I L.O.V.E. to do bindings! It is so very zen. What a coincidence - we're having fajitas at my house tonight too! o:)

Just Sew Sue said...

I like to bind as it means my quilt is almost finished. I often take binding to guild meetings to hand sew and my friends help me make a quick job of it.

Deborah said...

My favourite part of making a quilt is hand stitching the binding. I find it very relaxing.

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I guess I don't mind the binding part. In fact it is so close to having a finished quilt that it is kind of enjoyable.

JoyceLM said...

I bind my quilts by machine & I enjoy it. I take time to pick out the right fabric to use to make a frame around my quilt. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Doing the last bit of handstiching the back binding is one of my favorite parts of quilting. In fact I do the binding on my sisters quilts and have been known to volunteer to do it for friends as well. kokopeli59@yahoo.com

Bari B said...

Binding is one of my least favorite parts...at least the machine stitching part of it. That has improved about 1000 times this spring though as I now put them on with my longarm! Yay!

I enjoy handstitching bindings down while watching TV with the kiddos!

Frances said...

I love to bind by hand because it is such a peaceful activity.

Frances said...

I love to hand bind quilts because it is such a peaceful and calming activity. lovely giveaway.

Katrin said...

I don't really like binding but I guess there is nothing you can do about it. Thanks!

Sewing Mom said...

I don't mind binding, but I wouldn't say it's my favorite. Thank you for such lovely giveaways.

Sharon said...

I love the binding part. I don't watch much tv but I love to work on binding while I do. It is just very relaxing and the last step to being done.

Joy said...

I do love binding a quilt by hand!

Anna @ charmed Liebling said...

I've been sewing clothing and accessories for 6 years now and I really want to get into quilting next since I'm just amazed by the wide range of possiblities! Thanks for the chance to win these great items :)

Katie.Herzog said...

I like binding in theory. It means I am done and can start my next project. In Practice? There is a lot of swearing at my house.

Cherilyn said...

I like to bind quilts, because I know I am almost done!!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

A quilter can never have too many quilt books!
I so procrastinate when it comes to binding quilts. I actually have a quilt that I finished 2 years ago that still isn't bound..... now that is sad.

Trudie said...

Binding is not my favorite part of quilting. I prefer the piecing of the top. Thanks for the giveaways.

Wendy Ouellette said...

Binding is a favourite part for me. It means I am almost done and can start a new project. The waiting new project is the carrot for me.

Brenda said...

Binding is not my favorite thing. I don't really know why.

dortha said...

I don't really know if I do or not. I have only finished three quilts. The others are just tops. Sad huh?

Sowing Stitches said...

It's a love hate relationship..me and quilt binding. I love the look of hand stitched binding, but hate the amount of time it takes! But looks win most of the time...I pop in a movie and stitch! :)

Kay said...

I don't really like it because I am always in a rush to just get finished at this point. Thank you for a great giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Vivian said...

Thanks for the chance.

I really enjoy binding. Sometimes it feels like it takes just as long to bind as it does to quilt! But I find it really relaxing to sit with the quilt in my lap and just work my way around it. My quilt mentor told us one day that it's our way of saying goodbye to the quilt. I like that thought.

Nessa said...

The handstitching of the binding is THE BEST bit, because it means that you are almost finished!! I'd love the amy butler fabric the most, but all of your giveaways are very generous and would be most useful.

Kate said...

I'm such a newb that I still haven't made it that far with my first quilt! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Shayla Sharp said...

I don't because I can never get the back of the quilt corners to look decent, everything else looks awesome, but the back side of those corners! grr!

krisgray said...

I enjoyed stitching the binding down until I washed my toddlers quilts about 10 times in a two week period. My stitches started coming out! Now I use Judy L. method of machine binding and save my stitches for EPP, embroidery, and a bit of needle-turn applique.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Ali said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway! I am one of those people who hates binding, but I'll go machine binding over hand binding anyday, You folks who enjoy it always make me shake my head in wonder ;)

Bonnie said...

i don't mind binding, I just do it while hanging out with my husband watching TV. I hate quilting them!

JenJohnson said...

when i first started i loathed it, but the better i got at it, it is one of my favorite things.

Irene García Díaz said...

I like binding but I won't say it's my favourite part because I prefer quilting by hand. Thank you for the giveaway

cyndiofthevortex said...

I have completely changed my attitude about binding my quilts, both the one side by machine and the other side by hand. I just decided to take my time and enjoy it. My attitude has changed and now I look forward to the last step of making a quilt.

Esther F. said...

I love the binding, just by machine not by hand. I am not that patient! LOL
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Michigan Gal said...

Ooohh! Pick me, random generator, pick me!

As you know, binding is my favorite part of the quilting. Hand sewing the binding is a soothing act for me. Great giveaway, by the way. Thanks!

faye g said...

Very nice giveaways! I do like to put the binding on. I'm anxious to put the quilt in someones hands, on a bed or have it showcase one of my walls. I always feel satisfied.

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance. I only hand bind, I love the finish.

Mara said...

I am a follower, and can I send you my quilts, I have absolutely no idea how to hand stitch, I've tried, I can't do it, you wanna help?

Skwishee said...

I like hand sewing bindings... such a mindless task for such a beautiful result. It's very relaxing! :)

Cindy said...

I do like to bind but I do admit I bind by machine. My hands are too full of arthritis to do big quilts entirely by hand

Kim said...

Binding quilts are not my favorite thing to do but it must be done or I won't have a finished quilt :-)

Kelli said...

Binding is probably my favorite. Mostly because that means, it's almost finished!

Ellen said...

Binding really feels like the finishing touch on a quilt. I will bind by machine for a quick quilt, and I've recently done a faux-piping binding on a baby quilt that looks really cute. But nothing compares to the finished look of a hand-sewn binding.

Kim said...

Binding is one of my least favorite parts of quilting. I machine bind at the moment, and am thinking of trying hand sewing the binding to see if I find it more enjoyable. Thanks for the chance to win!

joyce said...

I do not like to bind. that is why I do not bind. I put right sides together and sew.

kbzelazny said...

I think I don't mind binding because that means the quilt is almost done! Thank you!

Laura said...

I don't mind the binding part but now I do it mostly on my machine.

Debbie said...

Great prizes! I do bind my quilts, but I've thinking of trying one without. Thanks

Laura said...

Binding is my least favorite part of quilting. But I love how it looks!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I really do not enjoy hand binding. I would rather sew the binding down with the sewing machine.

Susan @ MadebyMommainPA.Blogspot.Com said...

I like binding the quilts, it is like the last step to finishing. Such a relief when I get there.

I dislike the lull between piecing the and actually quilting it the most though!

Wildbluestarz ((AT)) aol ... com

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

I don't really like binding but it's not so bad when I sit down to watch a movie :)
dazzlingshorty(at)yahoo(dot)com

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

OMG...a kindred spirit!!! I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE the binding the most!! I never machine stitch them down. It is hand sewing all the way. EEEEEEEEEE...so much fun!

Lisa Marie said...

I like to stitch binding. It's a good way to pass the time when my husband is flipping channels on the TV!

Talia said...

Thought I went to heaven when I was taught to machine bind quilts. Sorry, hand binding is not my favourite part...

Julie said...

Not one of my favorite things to do...but I am learning and making myself do it!

Thanks for a chance to win!

Julie

Kelly G said...

I adore binding my quilts/wall hangings/cushions etc. It gives me a sense of satisfaction know that it is almost complete. And not to mention being able to snuggle up under it whilst you do so.

Anda W said...

I like that binding a quilt is th efinal step toward completion but I find hand stitching it tedious...awolk at rogers dot com

Sarah said...

Funny I didn't like it at first and now I find handsewing the binding meditative.

Nancy said...

That's funny you would ask about binding quilts -- I remember you suggested that if we lived closer you could bind mine (since it's not my favorite part of making a quilt). You're very generous with your giveaway offerings. Thanks for participating.

Meg said...

Not a huge fan of the binding!

Jen said...

I HATE to bind quilts. I just gave a trunk show..and my only question was do the quilts need to have binding! ;-)

Nancy said...

I left a comment a few minutes ago but it looks like it got lost. Binding is not my favorite and I remember you offered to bind my last quilt if we lived closer. You are so generous to offer that and also generous with your giveaway treats. Thanks for participating, Karin. (So if this is the second comment from me, please ignore it.)

M. E. Stephens said...

Thanks for offering so many prizes. I'll take some cookies too. ;-)

I can't honestly say how I like binding. I haven't finished that many quilts and I've done very little of it.

Melissa Corry said...

I am all about machine binding. I do not have the patience for hand binding and I my hand stitching is pretty poor.

tlcala4me said...

Thanks for being so generous. I'm not sure if I like binding yet or not. My first full sized quilt is basted and ready to be quilted, so I haven't gotten there yet on the binding. I've stitched a number of hotpads, and machine stitched the bindings on those.

Oops-Lah said...

I'm normally too impatient to see the quilt finished so I don't normally enjoy binding the quilt. I always prepare the binding before I start to quilt. That way I can get going with it as soon as I've finished quilting. Great give away!

Pam Ramsdell said...

I love hand binding! I get to drape myself in my beautiful creation, pet the fabrics and enjoy the soothing process of hand stitching :)

Happy Room Diana said...

I love the machining of a binding, as it means the quilt is nearly finished, but do not like the hand sewing down, so save that for when I'm in company and can chat away the hand sewing.

pennydog said...

I'm not a big fan of binding, which is why I quite like pillowcase binding. I am starting to enjoy the quilting more, I used to only like piecing the tops and watching it grow.

Annabella said...

What a fab giveaway - thank you! I love sewing the binding down too - after quilting (which I'm not so keen on) it's such a lovely thing to do. I also love piecing - so I am a bit of a serial topper!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I don't like making the actual binding - all that folding!! But I love handsewing it on whilst watching TV :)

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I machine-bind my quilts, and since I've found the tutorial at Red Pepper Quilts I'm pretty happy with my results.

Paula said...

Yes I do. I don't have much experience as I'm a newbie in quilting but so far I'm enjoying binding. Thanks for the chance; I'd love Lot #2.
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Júlia said...

I've never made a quilt but I'd love to

Becky said...

I'm with you. I love hand sewing the binding. It's relaxing and mind-less sewing. Thank you for your generous giveaway!

Michelle from Sew Shellz said...

I do like binding ;) Thanks for the giveaway

Wanda said...

I do like to bind because I like handwork. Thanks for the giveaway.

Nortiness said...

I am still teaching myself how to do the right stitch and Iknow I could probably stitch it on the machine but I just like the look and feel of hand binding!

Nakayoshi said...

Binding is not my favorite thing, but I like to do that... I watch some tv and finish binding projects. Thanks for this giveaway!

Michelle Frame said...

I don't like binding. My mom always finishes that part.

Abby said...

I didn't think I would like binding but I hand stitched my first quilt binding this year and found it quite enjoyable.

Emily C said...

I like binding. I think picking out fabric is my favorite part, but I don't find binding the dreaded thing some people do.

principeta said...

Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.I would love prize number 2,please.I only hand bind.Have a lovely day.

Stacey said...

I can't do much binding

Kaki said...

I love binding!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
kakihiggins [@] gmail [.] com

Nati said...

Can I send you my quilt over for you to bind it? I really don't like the binding, I get too anxious to see it finished. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dana Gaffney said...

Binding is my least favorite part from making the binding to sewing it on. Thanks.

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

I don't really love binding but I do love taking those very last stitches!

Jenna said...

I've only made a couple of quilts, and both I did the binding on the machine...maybe I should try hand sewing the binding on next time. Great giveaway!

Thrifty Finn said...

I haven't finished my first quilt yet but yes, I'm going to bind it.

B Greene said...

I do enjoy binding a quilt - it is the calm after the storm (of quilting). Thanks for the chance to win!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I have learned to enjoy sewing down the binding... it's a relaxing thing to do while watching football with my DH or movies. Plus it means the Finish Line is near!

Barbara said...

Yes, I love doing bindings and hand sewing of all kinds.

hueisei said...

I seldom hand binding, I like machine binding.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Sallie said...

I love hand stitching the binding! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda said...

I save hand binding for in the car on long trips so that I have an excuse not to drive!

Mariel said...

Your prizes are wonderful! Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to win them.

I have to say that I have come to the place of not enjoying putting on bindings like I use to. I used to hand bind them but now I am learning to machine stitch them on. I do a lot of charity quilts and don't really want to take the time for all the hand sewing.

If I am going to keep the quilt for myself or a loved one I will hand sew those.

Carla said...

I loooove binding quilts! It's lovely to curl up under and pet and admire the thing you made, all the while hand sewing - which I also love!

fenna said...

I've never hand-bound a quilt yet--I've only made a few tiny little quilty items and each time I machine bound it!

AngieSue said...

Oh no, I hate binding. I have 3 quilts ready to go...just need the dreaded binding. I'm a hand quilter too -- so it's not like I mind the hand-finishing. It's the "isn't this done yet" feeling!

lil'monkeysmama said...

these are great prizes! Thank you!
Yes, I look 'em.

mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

Joanne said...

I love to put the binding on a quilt. Then I know that another project is almost complete

Laura said...

ugh no! I do not like binding. I usually try to talk my aunt into doing it for me!

Purl Buttons said...

I DO like binding the quilts. It is so satisfying!

thehappycrochetchic said...

I like to do my binding by hand, it takes me back to when the whole thing was hand sewn...

Robin said...

I love to put on the binding - the hand-sewing is so relaxing and I love the feeling of holding the finished piece in my hands all that time!

Linda said...

HELLO! I'M WITH YOU> LOVE HAND BINDING! AFTER THE STRESS OF DECIDING,CUTTING PIECING,STITCHING AND QUILTING,IT IS SO RELAXING TO HAND SEW THE BINDING! THANK YOU FOT A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

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giddy99 said...

I do like to bind quilts! I just saw a demo this past weekend on two-sided binding; I can't wait to try it! :)

Mar said...

Binding means that Im close to finishing soooo I love it!!!

KT said...

binding is my least favorite part! I like watching the top come together/

Jeana said...

I bind by machine - I'm too impatient to wait to be done by hand!

Margaret said...

It is not my favorite part of quilting. My mother showed me how she did it on a machine and i always did it that way until I learned from other bloggers that the way she showed me was wrong

brandischmandi said...

i have only made 3 quilts that have binding so maybe i'm not burned out enough to dread it? i fing that i'm right there at the finish line and i tend to rush it a bit. i don't do anything by hand. unfortunately my attention span would not last so i must accomplish my sewing in a very timely manner or it will never get done!

Gunilla said...

Binding a quilt is ok, but what I tend to postpone is the quilting!!! So not my favorite!!! I just have a small machine, would love to have a Juki, heard so much good about it!
Cookies... Yummy!!!!

Mike Pearson said...

I love doing binding, but I do it by machine, so maybe that helps. I like when get down to that last stitch. It's like you're almost finished! Still have to label it... then wash... but, oh my, I really love the washing. It's no work, but it's like magic! All that crinkly goodness out of the dryer!!!

jmniffer said...

I've begun binding my quilts by machine and I like that much better than when I did it by hand. Thanks for the chance at your giveaways.

Jolene said...

Hand binding quilts is my favorite part of quilting! Its calming and relaxing to me.

Thank you for an entry into your drawings!

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Chris S said...

I do love binding. I've got it figured out just where to stitch on my machine. Binding means you are almost done!

Jennifer Thompson said...

Binding is my least favorite part. Guess thats why I have lots of quilt tops... Really like your giveaway, thanks!

Julia said...

I have a love/hate relationship with binding - it depends on my mood.

KRubin said...

I like making my own binding! :)

Tina A said...

What a great giveaway, thank you!
I love had sewing, bindings included.

Tina A said...

What a great giveaway, thank you!
i absolutely love hand sewing bindings.

Heather said...

I'm kind of with you on that. I really love to cozy under the quilt and hand stitch the binding.

Danielle said...

Not a fan of binding, but perhaps if I learned how to do it correctly that would change!

jmj said...

I too love to do the hand stitching on the binding, it's relaxing. It also means I'm almost done!!!!

Carla said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I haven't found a machine binding method I like - It always seems to take SO LONG and it never looks great, but it's still faster than hand binding.

racergirl1313 said...

I haven't done binding by hand, but I do like binding the quilt. It is so satisfying to work on that final step.

Thanks for the giveaway! racergirl1313 AT hotmail DOT com

Tanya said...

Binding is not my favorite thing, I think I just ned more practice

Mary-Frances said...

I love everything about quilting, even the binding. I typically hand bind mine but I am intrigued with some of the machine binding tutorials I've seen...something to try on a future project! Thanks for the giveaway!

Born4Travel said...

I did like binding my quilt. (I have only made 2) And I think it is cool our blog names are so similar. Mine is "LovinLifeonADirtRoad.wordpress.com" :)

Stephanie said...

I used to love binding. I thought it was great and easy and super smooth. Then all of the sudden I can not get the corners right at all. I have changed nothing so I have no clue what is happening!

Diana said...

I don't mind binding my quilts - of course I've only made 2 so far since I'm a new quilter. I will say though, that I don't like to hand sew so I bind mine entirely on the sewing machine.

Libby said...

I've never quilted before, but I think I would dread binding. I doubt I would ever finish! Love that Amy Butler prize pack! Thanks for the chance!

Cecilia said...

I actually love to sew down the binding. But then, I really enjoy handwork. Thank you for your generous giveaway.

sntbosch said...

I hate to cut it, but I don't mind sewing it.
sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

CarrieM said...

I love hand binding. It's just about my favorite part. It's mindless, and the quilt already looks so pretty.

Jeneta said...

I don't particularly like sewing the binding, but am always motivated to do it because it is what stands in the way of a completed quilt! I always hand sew my binding. Perhaps one day I'll machine stitch it, but for now I'm sticking with what works for me.

Anita said...

I love binding quilts. Especially on a cold day because I can be cozy under the quilt while I'm sewing. I love fajitas. I wish I could stop in for some. :)

Mary Ann said...

I agree. Love the satisfaction of the final hand stitching.

Cara said...

I am with you. I don't really enjoy binding...I think its also the pains of making my own bias tape.

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Mama Said Sew said...

Hand stitching binding is my favorite part of making a quilt.

Dee said...

thanks for the offer. I like being done and able to use the quilt.

OhioLori said...

Binding quilts is part of new Quilty world for me...only workin on 2n one to need binding....enjoy the handstitchin tho...nice for sittin still & watchin bit of TV or chattin with my Sweetie,

atabanana29 said...

Binding quilts is something I haven't done very much. I am new to the quilting world! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

Kim Stewart said...

I love hand sticking the binding on my quilts.

dawn - Mi rincón de mariposas said...

Thanks for the chance!
I've just done some really simple quilts which didn't need a binding, so I'm still new at it. Hope to try soon!

sewlongchicago said...

I am still pretty new to the sewing world, I have not made a quilt yet but it is at the top of my to do list. I would love to win one of your giveaways! Thanks for the chance!

the running hare said...

I don't mind binding a quilt at all. I mostly machine bind both sides ( I've got better at it) but I also don't mind hand sewing one side, I find it very soothing!

Mystica said...

Thank you for a generous giveaway. Binding is ok for me.

Catrin Lewis said...

Binding is not my favourite part of quilting. The last quilt I hand finished had half a binding for ages until my youngest was in hospital so I finished whilst sitting next to her bed. I tend to machine the binding on now as I like to use my quilts instead of looking at them sitting in a pile waiting for binding!

grapes and hearts said...

To be honest, I have never tried sewing on a binding by hand (gasp!) I always sew them down by machine (with a decorative stitch of my machine or a triple zig zag stitch). Don't judge me :o) Thanks for that generous giveaway!!!

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I really enjoy the love you put into hand sewing! Thanks for the giveaway. Ana

Carolyn said...

I really love doing handwork so I'm very comfortable with sewing on binding by hand. Wouldn't have it any other way and in any case it looks much neater. Thank you for your fab giveaways.

Patty D from NC said...

With a good movie on the tv, I enjoy binding quilts.

Margaret said...

I like hand binding too- and after the intensity of quilting , the binding part is a nice way to wind down, and admire the completed quilt:)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Jo said...

My sewing room is in the back of the house so I enjoy binding and quilting by hand so that I can spend time with the family in front of the TV

Nikita said...

I cant sew a straight stitch by hand to save my life.. I do like binding quilts though (by machine) .. I think that part is what I look forward to the most when I make a quilt.

Karen said...

I enjoy hand binding most of my quilts. It's relaxing and I like the finish so much better.

Cloud 9 said...

I enjoy hand work; binding, applique, and hand quilting.

Mara Cockman said...

I've been enjoying binding quilts more now that I've done it many times. When I first started I was terrible at it and therefor did not like it lol.

Cecilia said...

I love piecing :)
thanks for the giveaway

SIMPLESEW said...

I really love improving a quilt and hate binding but this yr I am trying to find the process that changes that

allierae said...

I've never done hand-sewn binding but I'd be willing to try. I find myself needing more projects to take on the go so that would be a good one.

bessaroni said...

I'm new to quilting so I've only bound two quilts by hand and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It was very satisfying and I can watch tv while doing it:)

miscellaneouscraftiness said...

I don't really mind. I'm interested in bundles 3 or 4.

Gill said...

Hand sewing the binding is the best part for me - in fact I'm in the middle of one right now!

rutigt said...

When you´re sewing the binding, you know you´ll have a finished quilt when you´re done. That´s what I like about binding and I always handsew!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Alison said...

I love binding! I like to sew the binding on the front and hand stitch the back. :)

Emily said...

I used to hand sew the binding on, but it took so long! I started machine stitching them down, and for the last quilt I made I got fancy with a zig zag stitch. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah said...

I don't mind binding, but I do it all by machine. I never sew anything by hand, ever.

Kathy said...

I hand-sew all my bindings. I don't dislike it, but it's not close to being my favorite part of the process either. I do like the feeling of being almost done!

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