Sewing Project: First Attempt At Making My Own Binding – Challenge Completed With A Patchwork Jelly Roll Quilt! 

 I’ve had some jelly roll fabric for a little while now and have been wanting to make a quilt with it, but just didn’t have time.  Finally I’ve had a chance to put it together! 


I haven’t made my own quilt binding before so I went a bit out of my comfort zone on this quilt and rather than folding the back fabric round to the front for the binding, I opted to make my own binding out of scrap fabrics.  
I’m so glad I took the plunge to try something different as it was no where near as scary to do as I thought it would be and its worked out so much better than I thought it would, I will definitely be doing it again on my next quilt.  

Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.

Sewing The Binding:


I followed this tutorial for making the binding: 

http://m.thesewingloftblog.com/69d9tir/articles/99483/How-to-Create-Scrap-Binding#_a5y_p=5017901

Sewing The Quilt:


The fabric I used was a jelly roll by The Craft Cotton company in vintage floral purple which I cut down into groups of 3 of the same length. These groups of three were then sewn together to give separate rows, which were then joined together to make the final quilt.

The backing fabric was from IKEA.

For the binding I used scraps leftover from the jelly roll and scraps I had left from a cotton fat quarter bundle in purple by Fabric Editions. 

Super pleased with this quilt, what’s even better is this one is actually for me, I’ve been so busy making them for other people I’ve not got round to doing one for myself for a long time! 

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