When I saw the pattern Woodland Animals by Juliet of Tartankiwi, I just couldn't resist. (You may remember that Juliet was our featured designer in January for One Monthly Goal.)
My little bunny mini finishes at 5''. Isn't she cute?
The pattern includes several sizes so I'm likely to make more, maybe a bigger one as a pillow. This one will be gifted.
When I make small quilts, I always use a single fold binding. I put together a quick tutorial on what I do.
Attach on all four sides, making sure to leave a tail at the beginning and end. (left photo, below)
To join each end of the binding strip, fold each binding edge so that the folds lay right up against the other and finger press each of the folds. (center photo, below)
Align the binding strip edges, right sides together, so the fold lines you just created are aligned. Sew on this fold line. Fold your quilt in half to help get things lined up. (right photo, below)
Once you test to make sure binding fits, trim away excess and finish sewing down binding.
Fold binding over to back and press.
With right side of quilt facing down, fold over the edge of the binding to quilt edge and then fold again to tuck the raw edge underneath.
Attach binding. I sew by hand (and these small quilts go quick!) but you could also sew by machine.
If all goes well, your folded over binding will cover the line of stitches that resulted from attaching it to the front.
I'll be linking with Tips & Tutorials Tuesdays. My quilt top will be linked up with Main Crush Monday's, Freemotion by the River, WIP Wednesday's, Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers. Fabric Frenzy Friday, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday. My improv quilt top is finish #12 for 2017 - most are minis.
Have a wonderful day! Patty