Sunday, November 02, 2008
Here is the Circle Game finished except for the hand sewing of the binding.
I used a method for adding the hanging sleeve that I saw in a magazine once. I like it because it involves no hand sewing. It will only work on a piece that has a wide border that is not mitered at the corners.
You pin the hanging sleeve piece, right sides facing , along the border seam line, hanging down from the top of the quilt. Pin it from the front of the quilt. Make sure it is wide enough that when it is turned up it reaches the edge of the quilt. Sew it from the front by stitching in the ditch of the border seam.
Turn the hanging sleeve up and catch it in the seam when you add the binding. It works like a charm.