Look at this.
I’ve got bias binding! I was talking about my problems with this over on the quilting forum at about.com and Misha came up with my solution. I had marked the lines for my strips parallel to the straight grain side and not to the bias side. The directions clearly say to do that and I just overlooked it. I have made a number of notes in my book complete with arrows and highlighting and underlining. The process is not hard when you do it right LOL.
And so, I have finished the tablerunner. This isn’t the greatest picture, I don’t have one of Vicki W.’s gray cards for color correction, but I think the colors are pretty accurate. This is a small runner, only 34″ long. I don’t have a table for it and it might make a better wallhanging. The pattern is “Mango Tango” by Heather Mulder Patterson. It’s designed for a charm pack.
Does anyone else have trouble with the 45° angles when sewing the binding on these pointy-ended tablerunners? Mine don’t look too bad on the front, my problem is with the finishing on the back. It isn’t as easy to make the little fold as it is with the 90° points. I like watching Sharon Schamber’s how-to videos on YouTube and she makes bindings look super-simple (although I tried her glue method once and couldn’t needle through it. Lesson learned, there’s a reason she uses that fine glue tip.) But so far, I haven’t seen her do a 45° angle. Got any tips?