In yesterday’s post, I talked about 1 trick to match up diamond shaped block points perfectly. Now there’s one more step to finish this project! We’ll finish the quilt by hand sewing the binding on the back and adding a sleeve for hanging.
Let’s get started! Fold the binding over and temporarily fasten it down using Heirloom Quality Clever Clips . It’s like having an extra hand to keep the seam in place while you sew! Very handy!
In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I would share a little secret about the thread cutter. Tucked away in the bottom of the cutter’s handle you’ll find a needle threader! This is very handy for this or any project requiring threading a needle.
Once the clips are all in place, you’re ready to hand sew the binding to the back of the quilt.
As you move along with your hand binding, you can use Clover’s handy Wrist Cushion to collect your cast off clips. For me, it was very practical and comfortable, and kept all the clips in one place.
While sewing the binding to the front of the quilt top I also attached a 2″ (4″ folded) sleeve to the back of the wall hanging. The sleeve will contain a dowel for hanging. The bottom of the sleeve needs to be sewn to the back of the quilt and to help keep it in place as I sew I use large Clever Clips. These proved the perfect size clip for this project.
Now that the wall hanging is quilted, and the binding and sleeve are attached, the project is done and ready for hanging.
I hope you enjoy making this Valentine-themed wall hanging!
Join me tomorrow as I attach a label to a quilt and also show you another reason I like to use the Sew Easy Templates that I used to make this week’s project.