We learned how to prepare and cut bias strips for binding and we were busy all day learning and sewing.
Thanks so much to Deonn for arranging such a delicious and BEAUTIFUL lunch for us, and thank you to everyone that contributed to the wonderful foods table.
Next are a few projects we worked on and learned, all in various stages of completion. We were able to complete these little samples to take home with us as examples of the various methods we learned. Cody taught us many great techniques to finish a quilt with, including Cottage Quilt Binding, which is shown above with Kazuko and below with Suzanne. This kind of binding has 2 piped edges with a pretty bias strip between them. It gives such a charming and very finished look to a quilt.
Cody's trunk show included many of her quilts that she has written patterns for and has them for sale. Seeing some of the techniques she taught us and talked about was a little treat for us. Seeing her FINE FINISH in action was inspiring!
This example is for a piped and sculpted French bias binding. We didn't get to this one during class, but we learned the piping technique and also the French bias technique. What a super day we had together, thanks ladies!