I finished this latest quilt and just have to share how I did the binding. I don’t know about you, but I have old bedsheets that I just can’t let go of. So today I used an old fitted sheet to create my quilt binding. Such a great way to repurpose bedsheets! I haven’t cut into it’s matching flat sheet yet because I’m saving it to use as a quilt backing:)
So, to use the fitted sheet I first cut away the elastic edges. Then I folded the sheet about 8 layers deep and cut 2-1/2″ strips. I sewed the strips together on the bias, ironed in half lengthwise and sewed it right onto my quilt.
If you don’t have any old sheets, be sure to shop the thrift shops or Goodwill. About once a year I shop Goodwill for gently used fabric items to repurpose, including bedsheets, tablecloths, curtains and those beautiful doily type or embroidered table covers. It’s great to have this stash to add something special to your projects.
This quilt is going into my Etsy shop. Here are some more photos of the finished quilt.
For the backing, I used larger pieces of the same fabric on the front.
I like how you can see the same fabric in larger chunks.
I’m quite pleased with it. Thanks for stopping by!