What absolutely beautiful quilts! You must be patting yourself on the back-vigorously!!!!!
My understanding of the reason for bias is that if the edge begins to wear in a spot, it won't run the whole length of the quilt because it will simply run the length of that particular bias section of the binding.
Having said that, I would use bias, vs. straight because I make my quilts for use - not display. Don't know what your boys intend to do with them..... I think Ricky often uses straight grain ... and like all of quilting there is probably no RIGHT and WRONG!
Your quilts are breathtaking! Good work Florence!
thanks for the kind words... this is why I haven't been on the board much this spring, they've been ALL-consuming... and now I'm actually taking next week off from work to get them basted & hopefully well on their way to quilted. Deadline June 12... maybe I should put that on the prayer list!!
Florence those two quilts are astounding! Both of them have so much work in them and are really beautiful. Sorry I have no real advice on the bias, just compliments. It seems to me there would be no need for bias binding since you would be mitering and not going around a curve.
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I usually do straight bindings, with mitered corners, on basic rectangular quilts. But one of my current quilts is trying to go "out of the box"... There are points mid-way on each side of the square, and I'm thinking of leaving them hanging out there.
(See my show & tell in my profile, I finally posted pics of the twins' graduation quilts. This question concerns Scott's, the red one.)
So this will mean a 135-degree angle, followed by 90-degree, then another 135-degree to get back to straight.
So the question is, would this be best with straight, and the 2 obtuse angles get a sort of reverse miter, or is there any reason to use bias?