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A Piped Binding Tutorial From ‘Whip Up Mini Quilts’ by Kathreen Ricketson

Hello! I have a little catching up to do this week. I’m going to start off by participating in Kathreen Ricketson’s blog tour for her new book: “Whip Up Mini Quilts: Patterns and How-to for More Than 20 Contemporary Small Quilts.” Read on for a sneak peek of the piped binding tutorial from p. 44 courtesy of Kathreen and Chronicle Books.

Kathreen is the talented creator of WhipUp.net, one of my favorite craft blogs, and did a great job of assembling a collection of mini quilt projects for readers to try at home. While I have always made quilts without patterns, the projects in this book – particularly the lovely “A Little Birdie Told Me” quilt project by Kellie Wulfsohn on p. 97  – have me very tempted to follow directions for a change.

In addition to the projects, “Whip Up Mini Quilts” contains great information about applique, reverse applique, stenciling dyeing fabric, basic embroidery and quilting by hand and machine. With this solid information about how to make great quilts, the book doubles as a quick reference to consult before launching into a new project.

Okay, let’s get to that piped binding tutorial… (Scroll down to download the pdf.)

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The Power-line Sky quilt below by Meg Spaeth on p. 111 uses a piped binding technique with great effect. I haven’t finished a quilt with piping yet, but it’s on my list of techniques to try because I love way it looks.

To hear Kathreen’s story, tune in to CraftSanity episode 19 in the podcast archives and  be sure to check out all the stops on her blog tour at these cool sites:

June 1 – Craftzine – essential quilting tools
June 2 – Crafty Pod – book review & giveaway
June 3 – Chronicle Books – Behind the making of the book
June 4 – Indie Fixx – Designing your own mini-quilts
June 7 – CraftSanity – Piped binding tutorial
June 8 – Hand Made by Alissa
June 9 – My Love for You Background on Mini Quilts
June 10 – Film in the Fridge
June 11 – The Haystack Needle Decorating with mini quilts
June 12 – West Coast Crafty

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Comment from Bonney
Time: June 7, 2010, 2:59 pm

That makes a really nice edge that doesn’t take away from the quilt. I’ll have to try this method.

Comment from Bridgid
Time: June 8, 2010, 8:41 pm

Thanks for the great book review – that piece by Kellie Wulfsohn is amazing. I definitely need more lessons!

Comment from Mindy
Time: June 8, 2010, 10:07 pm

I love the way this looks! I’m not sure I could pull it off, but it really makes a lovely finish.

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Time: June 10, 2010, 8:16 am

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