Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

What’s On My Design Wall



I really hoped that I would be able to show that the binding was attached to the DWR and I was stitching it down.  But instead of working on the DWR last night I spent the evening assembling a grill — and it’s not done either!

True, I could have bought the grill already assembled, but then I wouldn’t have been able to get it home. Needless to say, if I don’t get it into gear today, we won’t be grilling tonight either.

But back to the DWR.  Part of my hesitation on the binding was deciding how wide to cut the binding, determining how much binding I needed and then deciding if I had enough fabric left. There’s no getting more of this fabric — I bought it in September or October of 1989.

Well, the good news is I had a yard. Ok, I’ve got enough fabric.  Next I measured around the edge of the rings: 13-1/2″.  30 rings – 405″+ need extra for seams.

I then pulled a piece of the leftover binding from the placemats to check the width. I basted it to the quilt and decided with width was good.  That means I need 2-1/4″ binding.

According to to the chart over at Generations Quilt Patterns 3/4 yards of 40″ wide fabric (after selvedges are removed) will yield 449″ of binding which should be more than enough — especially since I have 43″ of usable width.

After I finish the grill, I’ll resume working on the binding for the DWR. 25 years is long enough for a quilt to be a UFO.

See what others are working on over at Patchwork Times.


2 Thoughts on “What’s On My Design Wall

  1. DWR is a pattern I’ve been dreaming of doing for nearly 25 years. 🙂 Yours is lovely.

  2. I’m glad you have enough to bind it. 25 Years is a longtime for a UFO. But You hand Quilted it and that takes more time than Machine quilting. I deserved to be Hand Quilted and now your Treasure is almost complete!

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