Friday, April 15, 2011

Jeans Skirt Rescue

Bias binding to the rescue.  This waaay too long jeans skirt was on its way to the charity bag, but was saved today by the "No Lumpy Bumpy Binding Technique" outlined in the previous blog and downloadable from

I cut off the excess fabric and prepared some bias binding from great fabric found in the stash.  The bias strips were cut 2 1/4" wide but wider would also work.  They were then stitched together and folded in half lengthwise (wrong sides together) and pressed.

The folded binding was stitched to the right side of the skirt matching all raw edges and with a 1/4" seam.  Then a quick press to the wrong side and a quick hem and it was done.  It's cute...won't show, but I know it's there.  So Eazy Peazy!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

No More Lumpy Bumpy Bindings

Have you ever wondered why we quilters tend to make techniques harder than they need to be? 

Years ago, American Patchwork and Quilting magazine published a technique that produced no lumps where the ends of the binding strips finally came together. I've used it over the years, and have adapted it to my own use.

In the picture to the right, can you find where the binding joins? Of course you can't. It truly works.

You need to remember just one measurement....the width you cut your binding strips... even I can manage that!

The steps to this technique in a computer-friendly printable form on our website:

Look for and then click on "Eazy Peazy Freebeez."