Breanna’s Bed Quilt

The people next door painted their daughter’s room brown and pink in the fall, and then they searched high and low for bedding to go with it.  No luck.  So you know what we did.  We picked out fabric and got sewing.  And here is the final product.  I love the window pane effect.

And I also love the binding.  There is nothing better than a striped binding, is there?  Well, maybe a bias-cut plaid.  Oh, speaking of which– my mom told me that she used her friend’s bias-strip-cutting-ruler (not sure what the technical name is), and she loved it.  She ended up cutting out the bias strips and making 3 bias bindings on Saturday.  She also said that you can cut a bias binding for a queen with 20 inches of fabric (xWOF).

Sounds pretty awesome.  Note to self: find this ruler.

Did I cut bias binding here?  No, thankfully, because the stripes were printed correctly.  But when I make bibs or things that don’t have a straight edge, I do cut bias binding.  How about you?  Do you make bias bindings, or do you stay on the straight and narrow?

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6 Responses to Breanna’s Bed Quilt

  1. Skye says:

    I have been a straight & narrow person, but let me know when you find out what that ruler is!!

  2. DeDe Baker says:

    Funny you should ask. I spent yesterday making 25 yds of bias binding for a Grandmother’s Garden quilt. I also did bias binding for the baby quilt I made and it was plaid! I used the continuous method where you make a tube but I’d be willing to give that ruler a shot.

  3. DeDe Baker says:

    P.S.This is a cute, cute quilt. The blocks and windowpanes give it a plaid effect.

  4. Char says:

    Great quilt. I usually use straight double fold binding cut at 2 1/4 inches. I only use bias if something has an inner curve or is rounded.

  5. Um, this is adorable. I love this quilt! The window panes are awesome. I wish I’d seen this two months ago, I would have done Creamie’s this way! As for bindings, I am usually a straight and straight kind of girl. It uses less fabric, and I don’t see the point of cutting bias strips just to sew them onto straight quilt sides. And I can’t tell that the corners are easier either. I did do a few bias quilts last week (the Russia one’s) but I didn’t see it as any easier than straight. Just more work. Don’t tell the manager of my LQS though, she’d beat me.

  6. Suzanne says:

    Nachomama, what it the name of this quilt pattern? It is really cute!

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