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“faux” goals

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

The end of the holiday season is approaching. (Thank goodness!) Soon life will be settling into a regular winter routine and perhaps there will be more time for quilting/crafting/snoozing!

Each year around this time many of us make some resolutions for ourselves-sometimes for life in general, sometimes for quilting. How many of us have resolved to work on our UFO’s or to use only the fabric from our stashes (with very little success)? I’m going to take a different tack this year for my quilting “goal”. Here’s mine-I’m going to learn some new techniques for edging/binding my quilt projects. I’m currently finishing up a quilt for which the designer planned a binding from the same fabric as the background in the blocks. I’ve decided the quilt would benefit from more contrast along the edge. I’ve done bindings with an inserted contrast flange in the past, but it’s been a while. I’ll need to look up the directions because I don’t want a true flange (adds too much bulk in the seam)–I think what I want has been called a “faux” flange. (When did the adjective “faux” become so popular?)

How about you? Got any thoughts about a quilting goal for yourself in 2018?


  1. Theresa utz says:

    Maryellen, Linda Hunter is going to be doing a class expressly on the kind of bindings you are talking about. we will be doing this in her class that starts in March at Amberleigh. It might be something you might like. Check with the Williamsville community ed program for registration and why not join us. Happy new year to you and yours.Theresa

    • Mary Ellen says:

      Thanks for the heads up, Theresa. I’m sure there are other readers as well who would be interested in the class.

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