Yesterday I talked about Clever Clips and Wrist Cushion make quick and light work of binding a quilt and the Valentine wall hanging was completed once the binding and sleeve were attached.
Today, we’ll add a label to a quilt and I’ll show you another reason why I like to use the Sew Easy templates introduced in Monday’s post.
Let’s get started!
Anytime I put a label on a quilt I must fold over and press the edge to give it a finished look. To help me with this I like to use the Clover Fabric Folding Pen.
As shown in the picture below, draw a fine line with the fabric folding pen where you would like to fold the fabric.
The pen leaves a fine line on the fabric where it will be folded. I do this step on all four sides of the label.
Once you have drawn your line, fold over and press the fabric along the line. This is another good opportunity to use your Go Iron. This iron makes it much easier to press small surfaces of fabric; it gives you more control.
Once all 4 sides of the label are folded and pressed, sew it to the back of your quilt.
I mentioned in Monday’s post that I would show you another use for the Sew Easy® Templates. These templates are great when you want to fussy cut busy fabrics. The ¼” line makes it much easier to see what will and will not be sewn over once you have sewn pieces together.
This is also another great opportunity to use the smaller, 18mm rotary cutter. Using a smaller rotary cutter allows you to stop cutting precisely at the point of the template. This is particularly helpful when you need to be careful about not cutting into another part of the fabric.
Join me next month for more quilting fun.