TTMT Video

Jeanie with TTMT #5

So glad to be back up and running…slowly. I didn’t get the Harry Potter quilt added to the video, but decided to go ahead and post.

7 thoughts on “Jeanie with TTMT #5

  1. I saw your photos of the HP quilt and it came out so cute. I love that you don’t realize it’s fandom unless you’re looking at the fabric. I always say that it’s your quilt, do what you want. When I first started, I heard (and followed) quite a bit of “quilt police” advice, but the longer I quilted, the longer I realized there are so many ways to do everything!

    Also, you and my 21-year-old were doing the same thing last week. 😉

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  2. I adore that HP quilt. I like the treatment on the edges. Not every quilt needs traditional binding no matter what the quilt po-po says. If you aren’t entering it into a quilt show that has specific rules, then there are no rules when you make a quilt for yourself! At least that’s my opinion.

    I’m sorry you’ve been sickly and hope you are ALL better soon.

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  3. I saw the post of your finished HP quilt. I love it! I think the binding is your call no one else’s. I can’t stand the “Quilt Police.” I think it looks good and if it wears out you can rebind it.

    Right there with you on testing. I don’t have a lot to show because I’m testing blocks and designing as of late. They are gonna be soooo good! I can t wait to see this QAL get going.

    Happy Crafting and hope you are feeling better.

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  4. I think the HP quilt came out so great, and as far as the binding goes, finished is better than perfect, and I think it looks great being folded over like that. I hope you’re feeling better, and I wish you a crafty week!

    Happy quilting!

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  5. Glad you’re feeling better.
    There’s nothing wrong with self-binding. It’s perfectly acceptable. I like it flipped to the back, and agree that the bindingless look is better on the front of that one and the black binding on the back is nice for that. Good choices.
    That new quilt looks fun! I’ve always wanted to make one similar to that but it’s not on this year’s list. Can’t wait to see it.
    Nice to have you back. Have a great week,

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  6. To heck with the quilt police. Quilt shows and competitions can have rules, but if you aren’t submitting them to those then anything goes, whatever you want to do! Especially if it’s a quilt for yourself.

    Guess this cold has been making the rounds. Hope you are feeling a lot better by the time I am commenting.

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  7. I’m glad you’re feeling better now! Being sick is the worst.

    The Harry Potter quilt looks fantastic!

    I have quilts my mom made in the 70s that have a fold-over binding and the binding is wearing out along the edges… but it’s an easy fix (if you feel like doing it – I own all those quilts of my moms and I’ve been too lazy to do it). Someone who restores quilt as part of their job (so to speak) told me that all you have to do it sew a new binding over top of the existing one. You don’t even need to remove the original one because it’s not so thick as a regular binding, so it doesn’t make a big lumpy binding if you do it. Anyway, it’ll be YEARS before you’ll need to worry about it, so I say enjoy it the way you like it in the meantime! (And I imagine the fabric is better quality these days than whatever my mom was using in the 70s. I’m not even sure if it’s all cotton.)

    That paper-pieced quilt pattern looks really stunning! I can’t wait to see what you do with the pattern.

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