Two weekends ago I took a binding class. For some reason I felt that I wouldn't like binding. I don't have any experience hand sewing, I'm new to quilting, and after reading a lot of blogs it seems that a lot of quilters put it off.(so how much fun could it be?). Some even pay someone else to do it for them. There also seems to be several methods of binding out there. So I really was expecting that I wouldn't like this part of quilting at all. Or that it would be a frustrating skill to learn.
The class came with a kit so I didn't have to prepare anything. There were quite a few of us and we all had a great time. Kept our instructor really busy but it was fun!
I had to take a few pictures of what to do as it will be a while before I'll have something to bind!
Later that night, G & I curled up and watched the 2 worst movies in history. I worked on finishing up the hand sewing while half paying attention to the TV and was able to finish up. I have room for a lot of improvement but I was happy overall with my first attempt. Carolyn gave me several tips for the hand sewing and that helped a lot. I didn't hate it like I thought I would and surprisingly the hand sewing was soothing. I didn't expect that! Slowly I'm learning all the skills that will enable me complete my quilts start to finish all on my own! I'm truly looking forward to my first finished project!