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I am Amy, but here on the web I go by A.J. Dub. And hey, I like to craft!
Sometimes things turn out well so I will share with you how I did it.
Sometimes they don't turn out well and I will share that with you too!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Orange Nest baby quilt done.

Last one done. Just have to sew on the label.

One thing I discovered, was, that in the tutorials for binding, machine especially, they recommend pinning. Well that was a lot of being stabbed. I had seen quilt binding clips that look like those little snappy barrettes for hair, but I only had 5 or 6 of those barrettes laying around.

Instead I used the box of 100 metal double prong clips that I made bows for my baby girl with.

They worked great. I can take them on and off with one hand, they stay on the fabric, and hold it flat without bending it. I also used one as a tool when I did the machine binding to stuff the quilt edges back inside the binding when it started to roll out from under it.
Handy Dandy!


  1. I'm loving pinks and oranges at the minute - the colour combo just makes me happy!

    What a brilliant idea for holding the binding in place - beats being stabbed by all those pins :0)

  2. Thanks for thtought in the clips. Ive seen them round and wondered if they were any good. I might have to give them a try.

    I love the quilt . Those colours are fabulous. Doesnt a finish feel wonderful?