We Love Color winner With 4 Comments On 11 Jul | '2012 The random number generator picked number 92 which means the winner is… Paula K! Congrats and keep an eye out for an email from me! ￩ ￫ x × Previous Next Gabe's quilt top finished Next post QuiltCon catalog released! Previous post Mara July 11, 2012 at 11:55 am | Reply Congrats Paula K! I have a sewing question: I notice that you have sewn around the edge of your quilt before binding it. How do you do this (is it all three layers sewn together or just the top sewn at the edge)? Do this help the quilt stay tight and taught during the quilting process? I baste with safety-pins and sometimes, despite using a billion pins, still run in to some quilt shifting during quilting. Thank you! Mara Alissa July 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Reply Hi Mara! What you’re seeing is a zigzag stitch that I put around the edge of the quilt after I’m done quilting, but before I put the binding on. I don’t always do this, but when I have a quilt with portions at the edges that are unquilted I find it can help to keep the edges all in place as I sew the binding on. It’s definitely not something you want to do before you quilt as, like you mentioned, there can be some shifting and you want your top free to move so that it can stay smooth. PaulaK July 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Reply I am so excited to be the winner! Thank you so much for your generosity and for your continued inspiration! I can hardly wait to look through the book and to see the new Kona colors! Thank you, Alissa! Thank you, Robert Kaufman! susana July 11, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Reply Felicidades Paula Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.