The Power of Glue Basting - Back to School Blog Hop

Posted on September 27, 2015 by Cristy Fincher | 4 comments

Welcome! Today is my stop on the Back to School Blog Hop, organized by the wonderful Sam Hunter.

Today I'm going to give you a little "crash course" on glue basting - one of my favorite techniques for getting great results for many quilting and sewing projects.

What is glue basting, you ask? It's probably much like you imagine, but a lot less messy than you fear. Glue basting is a simple techinique...

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Posted in Applique, Binding, Blog Hopping, Foundation Piecing, Glue Basting, Half Square Triangles, Piecing, Sewing, Tools & Supplies

Easy Steps to Join Binding Strips

Posted on June 04, 2014 by Cristy Fincher | 1 comment

Have you watched, and tried my mom's amazing binding technique? Whether you love or dislike (maybe dislike a lot) sewing the binding onto your finished quilt, my mom's technique is life changing. My favorite part is the simple way she joins the strips of binding. In essence, the technique she uses is a simple version of Paperless Paper Piecing.

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Posted in Binding, Glue Basting, Paperless Paper Piecing, Tutorial

Grandma's Lawn Chair: Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Posted on September 26, 2013 by Cristy | 0 comments


Welcome! Pull up a seat! I'm happy you're here, for the last stop on the Grandma's Lawn Chair BlogHop.

Last month I found this great paper-pieced "C", which was designed by the talented Diane, at From Blank Pages. It was the perfect little touch for my Tinker Tote, especially with purple flowery fabric. From the download to the finshed "C" block, I had only spent about an hour. I posted a pic on...

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Posted in Binding, Free Motion Quilting, Glue Basting, Quilting, Reviews, Sewing

Let's Face it, it's a Binding: Facing a Quilt Tutorial

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Cristy | 0 comments

Binding a quilt is that last little special touch that a quilter puts onto their quilt. A faced binding, aka invisible binding or non-binding binding, is a great way to bind a quilt to show off a more "arty" or modern look. The faced binding takes you right to the edge of the quilt, and gives the quilt a really clean and finished feel.
My friend Alyssa, over at Pile O Fabric, was facing the...

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Posted in Binding, Tutorial