Monday, March 17, 2008

Finishing a quilt - facing it

I have been doing a bit more of facing a quilt rather than binding the edge. In part, I think it works a bit better with a curved edge and sometimes I just don't want to see that extra lump around the edge. Facing is a garment making technique that gets used a lot with edges and especially curved edges like necklines. There are a few articles out about facing quilts. The most recent article I have found is on Jeri Rigg's blog. I've seen two other articles on the technique as it pertains to the quilting world, one in Quilting Arts Issue 31 called Whole Cloth Facing written by Vikki Pignatelli and one was a project by Kathleen Loomis in the American Quilt Society materials.