The gluing process on quilt 3 seemed to take longer. I do not know if it was because I was more tired than I was over the weekend or if it actually took longer. Overall I am happy at the speed in which I can finish a quilt. I still need to practice more on stitching in the ditch. I made the binding on all of the quilts 2″ and I think the next time I will start with a 2.25″ binding and see if that makes it easier to stay on the binding on the back of the quilt. On quilt #4, I did not use pins and was able to get it glued quicker without as much trouble as before. I think part of the slowness of my progress is my iron is not as hot as it should be, so it was taking longer for the glue to set. I have a different iron and I will try that one next time.
I have started quilting on two more quilts so I will have plenty more quilts to practice binding. I counted the quilts that I had ready to quilt and the number was somewhere around 15. I see a whole bunch of binding in my future. I think this needs to be the year of getting those quilts finished.
Anybody have any experience with the durability of hand stitched binding vs machine stitched?
I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict