Finishing edges with a satin stitch
Ever spent a long time closing the edges of a quilted project with the satin stitch? Well I found a good way to help that become an easier way, it also looks better.
Well, it’s pretty simple so give it a try.
Once your project is ready for a ‘binding’ which will close off the raw edges and pretty up the piece, get out some clear Sulky ‘heat-away’ stabilizer. Cut about a 2.5″ wide piece to cover all the areas. I measured my project and had two sides 12″ and 2 sides 8″, irregular shapes- so my strips were cut 12x2.5″ and 8x2.5″. I used a touch of basting spray to one side of the stabilizer, and applied it to the underside of the project, with about an inch hanging off the edge.
Pick the stitch you want to use and go around the piece. What I found was that the stabilizer gave the needle a place to land and it held much better than when it has nothing to go into on the outside edge. I did go around the project twice and had nice coverage.
Follow the instructions for removing the stabilizer.
Give it a try and let me know how that works for you.