Find the tutorials of the remembrance quilt I started recently started in the blogposts Start to patchwork with foot 97 and A corner in a patchwork border with foot 97D. Quilt and sew binder with patchwork foot 97D as the next step.
Let’s finish the quilt now with quilting lines and a biastape finish for the border with Patchwork Foot #97 It’s the foot of the month January 2023, so you can purchase it with a nice discount.
What do we need?
- The patchwork top
- 2 pieces of cotton fabric to put on the back
- Mettler Silk-finish cotton 28 to quilt
- Mettler Seralon 100 sewing thread to sew the binding.
- Wash away thread is useful for bating
- A long ruler and a wash away pen
What do we have?
The patchwork top is ready, with a border with nice mitered corners.
We pin the patchwork top to the batting and one layer of cotton. Basting can be done on the sewing machine, if this function is available. SEw vertical and horizontal lines with a distance of 10 cm. You can cut the batting and back fabric to 1,5 – 2 cm of the edge of the top.
Now we will sew straight lines in a diagonal direction, from corner to corner on the square patches. It’s much easier when you draw the lines first with the long ruler and the wash away pen.
Quilt and sew binder with patchwork foot 97D
Sew the lines with a straight stitch, stitch length 3,5 and Mettler Silk Finish cotton. Use the patchwork foor 97 with the Straight- and CutWork Stitch Plate. Can you see the difference in the thread?
When you reach the border, you can run along the edge and follow the next line.
I have the chest pocket on one of the patches. I will not quilt over it.
When all lines are sewn, be sure to check if there are no folds on the back. Now add the second cotton fabric to the back. This is not neccessary, but it’s the way I like to work.ten. Now sew a zigzag stitch around the top and cut the left over fabric away.
Finish the edge with bias tape:
Sew the biastape on the right side of the top with Mettler Seralon sewing thread. Leave a 6 cm at the end for sewing both ends together. I used a 1 cm seam allowance. The fabric guide is a nice helper!
Stop stitching at the same distance from the edge as the seam allowance is and sew to the corner.
Fold the fabric to the right.
Make a corner with your nail (finger ironing) and fold the tape back to the left.
Sew the bias tape to the next side of the patchwork top.
Repeat for the other sides and corners. When you arrive where you started, fold the biastape down and stop stitching exactly in the stitch where you first started.
Sew the biastape together:
You have sewn the biastape and both ends are open:
Fold the upper part open, so the right sides of patchwork top and biastape are facing upwards. Fold the patchwork top over to be able to put the bottom part of the bias tape over it. Right sides of the bias tape are facing. Draw a 45° line on the tape, ending exactly in the seam.
Sew both parts of the bias tape on that line and cut seams.
Fold the biastape over towards the middle and fold again to finish the border.
Check the corners.
Pin along the outline of the quilt.
Check on the back if the pins go through the tape.
Sew right in the previous seam:
Well, the remembrance quilt is finished, with 4 neat corners.
Take a look at the back:
Quilt and sew binder with patchworkfoot 97D for a beautiful result!
Another succesful project, with the right foot for the right application. Please show your remembrance project in the community?