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National Sewing Month 2012: Finishing a Quilt

Welcome to Day 5 of our special National Sewing Month blog series. Today, our friend Melissa Corry from the blog Happy Quilting is here to share a video series on how to finish a quilt after you’ve pieced the top. After you’ve watched her tutorials, leave a comment below the post for your chance to win our mystery prize! Remember, you can enter to win each day of the series so keep coming back to see what’s in store for you!

Here’s your special post created by Melissa Corry. To learn more about Melissa and to find more of her quilting projects, visit her Designer Profile.

Hello FaveCrafts readers! My name is Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting, and I am so excited to get to be posting  here at FaveCrafts to celebrate National Sewing Month.  Now, by my blog name, you can probably guess that I am a quilter :).  So I thought today I would share some basics in quilting . . . well that is, in finishing quilting.

See, whenever you get to the end of a quilting pattern or tutorial it will normally say something along the lines of “Finishing your Quilt – Baste it, Quilt it, and Bind it.”  If you are not a longtime quilter, you might need a little more direction :).  So that is where today’s post comes in.  I have put together a three-part video series on finishing your quilt: the basics of basting, quilting, and binding :).  I hope you find these videos helpful on your quilting journey.  (And if you laugh at some of my silly stumbles or tripod filming that is great too :))

BASTING YOUR QUILT

(Just remember, always smooth from the center out :))

QUILTING YOUR QUILT

(Practice makes perfect, just keep stitching :))

BINDING YOUR QUILT

(Yup, a little bit of math :))

 

I hope you enjoyed the videos and found some helpful information in them. And by the way, the quilt that I was working on in the videos is called Spinning or Spiraling.  I have a step-by-step of how to make this quilt top on my blog, just in case you want to make one of your own :).

Thank you again to FaveCrafts for having me here today.  Until next time, Happy Quilting!!!!

Do you have any tips for finishing a quilt? Share them below!