2017 Needful Things…Day 9

Day 9- Needles

Today we have all of our Primitive Gatherings Needles…

This is a time to stock up we are offering 4 packs of needles for $20

You have a couple of choices…all the same kind of needles in the 4 pack or all assorted…so whether you go through needles like I do or you want to buddy up with someone,  this is a nice offer…

Here’s what we have if you are not familiar…First of all I want to point out that our needles state what they are used for right on the packaging…most needles do not give you this info…they are labeled betweens, sharps, milliners, and so on…and let’s face it sometimes it will be years before we might do some things and then it’s like ok?? what needle am I supposed to be using?

#24 Chenille Needle…the one that started it all…our #24 Chenille Needles are perfect for wool appliqué…which we tend to do a lot of  wool here…Our #24 is shorter and sharper than the other #24’s on the market…again…perfect for our wool appliqués using #12 wt. threads…

Then there is the #22 Chenille Needle…some of you just prefer a bigger needle…I love the #22 especially for stem- stitching…it seems to make a bigger hole to stitch back into….I use it with #8 or # 5 wt. threads…for blanket stitching and other embroidery stitches…

Next up is the Big-Stitch Needle...I can’t wait to get a quilt on my frame for 2018 to hand quilt..2017 was a super busy year and I did not hand quilt one quilt…which is sad because I love doing it…The big- stitch means we are hand quilting with #12 perle cotton thread and making big even stitches…this is the perfect needle…big eye for threading the thicker threads and it a very sturdy somewhat shorter needle for needling between those layers…Big stitch quilting goes fast and is much easier on the wallet than getting every quilt you do machine quilted by our lovely most awesome-est machine quilters….

Last but not least is our Binding needles…I can’t say how many great responses I have received from these needles?  I bet most of you bind your quilts (those of you who do) with whatever needle is in your pincushion…well you will love binding with the right needle and this is it!!  Our needle is long, thin but will not bend like a straw needle and it sports a nice big eye to thread a heavier quilting thread that you should be using for binding your quilts that will be used and washed.This is a great time if you have never used our needles to try them…here is the variety pack…You will be getting a $1 off each tube for this promotion!!

Click HERE to order yours today!!!  If you want to win please comment on this post…your question is…Do you love to bind?  Do you hate it but do it?….Do you bind your finished quilts right away or are they stacked up waiting for you to stitch those bindings…Do you happily pay someone to put your binding on?

How is your Christmas prep going?  I am fitting things in between Nick’s Dr’s Appts, work and watching Jace here and there while his Momma works the busy holiday season!!!

Today it was candy making day….My “little man” is a big helper…

and he has his MiMi’s love of dark chocolate!!!PS…I am so happy…I just got my new iPhone…(I still had a 6, which is ancient if you use your phone for work as much as I do-I can be stubborn sometimes and not want to pay for a new phone every time  a new one comes out…)  it takes such wonderful photos!!!!  It has portrait mode…see the background blur…and look how clear they are!!!  I suppose it helps that this kid is soooo adorable too!





236 responses to “2017 Needful Things…Day 9”

  1. Carmen Montmarquet Avatar
    Carmen Montmarquet

    Binding is not one of my favorite things, but perhaps using your needles i may change my mind?
    Thanks for your free BOW’s, love those. You put so much into everything you do and i want to thank you for that and for a chance to win!!

  2. Cathy Avatar

    I love to bind my quilts…its almost finished and I get to admire, critic, and feel the warmth as I sew on the binding. I did not know I should use quilting thread to sew it on! I will from now on. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Sharon Heirholzer Avatar
    Sharon Heirholzer

    I do like to bind because then I know my project is completed & usually do it right away. I do have a stack that needs quilting though. I always bind by hand & have to say I used your binding needles on the last quilt I put binding on & love them.

  4. sewspecialladylorri Avatar

    I enjoy binding quilts- Love everything about quilting really!!

  5. Edie Frasier Avatar
    Edie Frasier

    Hi Lisa, I love to bind quilts. I bind my quilts as soon as I finished quilting them on my longarm. It is almost as much fun as piecing the blocks. Enjoy your grandson this Christmas!

  6. Diane Avatar

    I love to bind – it is so relaxing and a signal to my brain that this particular quilt is about finished! Time to veg out in front of TV and relax at the end of a busy day is what I love! I also bought Lisa’s new binding needles and they are FANTASTIC and actually make a difference as to how smooth and quickly the biding gets hand sewn down!
    And the dark chocolate making with Little Man is an added bonus!!!!

  7. Jean Hoerr Avatar
    Jean Hoerr

    I absolutely love to bind my quilts by hand. It calms my body and my mind. And it’s so rewarding to put in that last stitch and know the quilt if finished. I’ve been looking for a good binding needle. I know with yours I will end my search. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Merry Christmas!

  8. Linda Witherow Avatar
    Linda Witherow

    I bind as soon as I get quilt back from quilter. I have the binding ready

  9. Julie Green Avatar
    Julie Green

    I find it very comforting and relaxing binding a quilt , for me it’s one of my favorite parts !!! And yes, that little man is adorable, but then so are my grandkids !!!!!!!!

  10. Debbie T Avatar
    Debbie T

    I Love to bind. Love to sit with the quilt in my lap it’s so relaxing.

  11. Beth Esser Avatar
    Beth Esser

    Yes, I bind my quilts right away. It’s the getting them quilted that may take awhile! Love your needles, by the way. I just gave a tube in my exchange gift at our guild Christmas party last week!

  12. Liz Kodner Avatar
    Liz Kodner

    I LOVE to bind! It gives me a chance to sit and focus on the project and relax. I machine bind front and back for others and occasionally do so on my utility quilts, but hand-sewing binding is like a bonding experience between me and my quilt – I think about what happened in my life when I was working on the quilt, what we’ve been through together, etc.

  13. Bonnie Larson Avatar
    Bonnie Larson

    I love to snuggle up with a quilt and spend some time binding. Thanks so much for sharing

  14. Ruth Avatar

    I don’t mind binding, but I am always so anxious to have it finished that it seems every quilt has eight sides! My fingers get so sore – perhaps your needles would help!

  15. Lou Avatar

    I love to bind my quilts. It is relaxing to curl up in a chair and work on finishing a quilt. It feels good to have that quilt draped over my lap and adding the final stitches to a quilt . This also the time I attach my quilt label to the quilt stitching 2 sides into a corner and then sewing the other sides of the label onto the quilt back.

  16. Kristi Avatar

    I don’t mind binding because the quilt is almost finished! I don’t have a stack of quilts to bind but I have a huge stack that need to be quilted (by someone else). Merry Christmas

    1. Gail Rowland Avatar
      Gail Rowland

      Kristi…. I’ll quilt your stack!!

  17. Sharon Avatar

    I love to bind and bind my quilts straight-away. I love all hand sewing but have never hand quilted a quilt and would love to. I would really love to see one of your quilts you mentioned in your blog that you hand quilted with the pearle cotton. Please, please, please post a picture. Thank you.

  18. Jan Avatar

    Yum, dark chocolate. I have tops done that need to be quilted & bound. Thanks for the info on binding as I have not heard what thread or needle to use in any of my classes.

  19. Joan Avatar

    I love binding quilts and I bind them as soon as I finish a quilt! I can’t wait to try these binding needles!

  20. needleminder Avatar

    Once I get my quilts to the binding stage, I try to do them right away. I’ve been working on them so long by that point that I need them DONE! (I’m a multi project, long term type piecer.)

  21. Lissa Rogers Avatar
    Lissa Rogers

    The best needles ever! I love hand binding my quilts. One thing I love about it is as I bind, I get to see the little details from the quilter, or blocks and details of the quilt. I call it a simple pleasure! I have 3 quilts ready to big stitch quilt next year!

  22. Betsy Avatar

    I bind my own quilts! The last step in the process and it feels so good to take that last stitch! Would love to try your binding needles!

  23. Elaine Morgan Avatar
    Elaine Morgan

    I get my binding ready before I finish quilting so I have it ready to go!!!

  24. Janet Avatar

    This assortment of needles is awesome. Love to put binding on but also helps to have the correct needle, if you bind each quilt as ready for binding makes life fer much happier,

  25. Marie McDonald Avatar
    Marie McDonald

    So glad you are having so much precious time with your grandson! That is what is most important. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I so enjoy your posts.

  26. Joan R Avatar
    Joan R

    I would love to try your needles! It is one of those things I don’t give much thought to and it would probably make the work much easier if I was using the correct needle. I will be ordering a variety pack.

  27. Yvonne Craig Avatar
    Yvonne Craig

    I do use whatever needle is on hand. I truly hate binding so of course they do stack up. I won’t pay anyone because I’m stubborn and make myself do them ha! Ha! Have a Merry Christmas!!🎄

  28. Birdlooker Avatar

    Hand stitching the binding is one of my favorite things. It’s relaxing and it means you are near a big finish. I’d like to try the binding needles. As it is, I just grab the closest needle and start sewing.

  29. Michelle Flores Avatar
    Michelle Flores

    I am going to be binding my first wool wall hanging. Very nervous and will see how it goes. Great giveaway. Blessings to you and yours and hoping Nick gets better soon.

  30. Rebecca Avatar

    Our big Christmas is today…then I can coast through the holidays.
    Your binding needles help me like binding a bit more… just saying

  31. Renee M. Avatar
    Renee M.

    I love hand binding my quilts (I love traditional hand quilting too). I bind right away to consider my quilt finished which is a great thing. I would love to try big stitch which would be a new skill for me. I also would love to try more wool projects so for a “beginner” to some of these skills a needle collection like this would be great. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  32. Sharon Bochmann Avatar
    Sharon Bochmann

    I love any kind of handwork so binding is relaxing to me if I’m not pressured by a deadline. Baking, cards and wrapping are still calling me!! Have a wonderful week, Lisa!!

  33. Rebecca Kohn Avatar
    Rebecca Kohn

    I just sewed a binding on for a Christmas gift quilt. I don’t like this part of quilt making but it always gives me a good feeling because I know the quilt will be completed when I am done!

  34. Denise W Avatar
    Denise W

    I love to bind a quilt! I never liked sewing my binding on until i saw your video on sewing the binding on your small snowman quilt! Lisa you had posted how to make your candy at on time, do you still have that posted from a long time ago?

  35. Jan Sopa Avatar
    Jan Sopa

    I love these needles, they are the only ones I use for all my hand stitching. Working with wool is one of my favorite things to do as I love the hand stitching. So to answer your question…. Yes, I love sewing on binding!

  36. Nancy Zimmerman Avatar
    Nancy Zimmerman

    Binding is relaxing and satisfying that the quilt is almost done! And I love your binding needles. Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. The Meaning of Courage Avatar

    Hate is an awfully strong word, but I don’t like to bind. That being said, if I have a quilt that’s ready to bind, I do it right away. I want it to be finished!

  38. Laura baumgardner Avatar
    Laura baumgardner

    I don’t enjoy binding , which makes no sense since love hand applique and wool work. I let them stack up and then take to retreats where I can listen to conversations and not get bored or get that nails in a chalk board feeling while binding If people say they would like to do my binding I sometimes take them up on that but then feel guilty

  39. Loretta Pederson Avatar
    Loretta Pederson

    I sew my own binding on, normally as soon as the quilting is done, as I’m anxious to see the finished project. I enjoy cuddling under it and stitching the binding while watching a good movie.
    Great information on the needles. I have not tried the binding needle, anxious to give them a try.

  40. Sue Arndt Avatar
    Sue Arndt

    I used to dread hand sewing the binding and tried every way to machine sew it, but, alas, no more. Hand sewing a binding is the most satisfying way to finish a quilt, sitting in m easy chair, with the quilt draped on my lap. Um, heaven!

  41. mary h Avatar
    mary h

    I don’t mind it and do it right away. It’s best to do it watching a movie or @ quilt group when visiting passes the time

  42. Sue Schultz Avatar
    Sue Schultz

    Little man is adorable. Awesome that you have some time at home. Hope Nick is feeling 100% soon.
    I have the #22 and #24 needles and love them. Will have to try the big stitch and binding needles. Love big stitch quilting!!!

  43. Lisa Benson Avatar
    Lisa Benson

    I don’t see a choice for the variety pack?

  44. Anne Thate Avatar
    Anne Thate

    I bind mine right away as it is the final step and I want to see the finished product😀 I enjoy the hand sewing part. Not to fond of the machine part especially if it is big.

  45. Marie Beers Avatar
    Marie Beers

    I find binding relaxing, a no thinking job.

  46. Philip Heidemann Avatar
    Philip Heidemann

    I love to bind my quilts. Then I can say “it is finished” and use it. I love your Binding needles… sturdy, large eye, easy to handle and very sharp. Makes sewing on the binding enjoyable.

    Mary Heidemann 56555 Hwy 4 Daykin, NE 68338 pandmheidemann@diodecom.net

  47. Roxanne Avatar

    I love to do binding. I don’t even charge for sewing on binding as Laura B. knows. I’ve done some for her in the past. I bought some of your binding needles and find them easy to use.

  48. Carol Eberhardt Avatar
    Carol Eberhardt

    I handbind all my quilts and while it takes forever, it is an excuse to sit! Which is rare around here. I have been using silk to bind, so I guess that wasn’t right? They seem to be holding up though, through multiple washings. I like using silk because you can exactly match your backing and no stitches show. Big stitch needles…. oooh I might like to try that!

  49. Linda Pickenpaugh Avatar
    Linda Pickenpaugh

    I love the #22 and #24 for wool appliqué. When binding, it depends on if I have a deadline how soon I bind. Lately I have quilts that needed binding right away, like I make baby quilts for my daughter to give as gifts at the school where she teaches and this year there are 4 babies so far. And then I just finished two t-shirt quilts for my neighbor to give to her daughters as memory quilts of their dad for Christmas. Other years, well they stack up and I have 5 or 6 at a time I save for the winter when I’m inside more. Right now I’m caught up. Yeah!

  50. Sally Matoushek Avatar
    Sally Matoushek

    I love binding my own quilts and I like to get them done right away. I bind them at night while watching TV. Haven’t tried the binding needles so hope to order some. Merry Christmas

  51. Karen Herrick Avatar
    Karen Herrick

    I do bind my quilts, I wait and do them when the weather cools off. Love love your needles, I have used your chenille needles, I am excited to get the binding needles. Merry Christmas!

  52. Kathy Elwood Avatar
    Kathy Elwood

    I enjoy binding my quilts and do it right away. It’s relaxing. I wasn’t aware that I should be using quilting thread and am curious about the special binding needles.

  53. Donna Avatar

    I sew my own binding, but I don’t like to bind at all. I bind right away before I can talk myself out of it. I bind with straw needles. Love them.

  54. Pam Avatar

    Love binding….no thinking…very relaxing. Would love to try your binding needles!

  55. Kim F Avatar
    Kim F

    I don’t live binding and admit that sometimes I do it totally by machine. Would love to try the binding needles. I love the 24 chenille ones.

  56. Karen Seitz Avatar
    Karen Seitz

    I like to bind. It’s relaxing to put the finishing touches on a quilt while slowing down and enjoying some handwork. I usually bind my quilts soon after they are ready, but I picked a quilt up from my quilter about 4 weeks ago, and it is still sitting in the bag where I put it when I got home. It’s the time of year — too busy with holiday events and prep.

  57. MAry Sue Kraft Avatar
    MAry Sue Kraft

    After piecing, binding is my favorite thing! I love the beginning and end, and thoroughly enjoy the middle of the whole quilting process! Binding is relaxing for me. I love the feel of my new quilt on my lap, and remembering the challenges and triumphs of getting to this point. When the binding is finally finished, I immediately spread the quilt out on the floor so my husband can “ooh and aah” over it. Then, with much enthusiasm, I’m ready to start the process all over again. I don’t have your needles but definitely will put them on my want list. Love that they are labeled for different applications.

  58. Alice Avatar

    I do not like to bind but of course I do it anyway! I prepare the binding when I finish the quilt top so that is ready after the quilt is quilted. I do the hand binding at Bees so it makes it more pleasant and not boring.

  59. Denise Gosselin Avatar
    Denise Gosselin

    I Hate to do bindings and when I do – I do it when I finish quilting the quilt. I don’t think I could stack them and do them all at once. I machine quilt comfort quilts for our guild. I partner with my friend Barbara as she likes to do the bindings. Once the quilt is quilted I hand it off to her. That way we are both helping the cause.

  60. Kay U McAllister Avatar
    Kay U McAllister

    I am a binding procrastinator! I usually have quite a few that need bindings!

  61. Joanne Avatar

    I HATE doing the binding … so much so I have about 4 quilts that need binding on them right now (and have needed them for a few years). If the quilt is a gift it will get binding on right away, otherwise it might sit, and sit … and sit. 🙁

  62. Susan Koscielak Avatar
    Susan Koscielak

    There was not an option for an assortment of needles. There were two options for binding needles.

  63. wantstoberetired Avatar

    I love hand stitching the binding! Wool appliqué is my favorite and then finishing with binding is right up there with what I enjoy stitching. Is that weird?? I even offer to do it for friends. Lol. I would love to win your needle selection. Merry Christmas, everyone!

  64. Donna Schalge Avatar
    Donna Schalge

    I love to bind. It gives me the satisfaction of completing a project I have have lovingly sewn. I find it very relaxing.

  65. Rebecca Hoffmann Avatar
    Rebecca Hoffmann

    I don’t mind binding a quilt when I can sit and relax and watch a wonderful movie. I haven’t tried your binding needles, would like to though.

  66. candee Avatar

    I love to bind. So relaxing & it’s rewarding to have my almost finished quilt on my lap.

  67. Sandi Avatar

    I do bind my quilts right away. I always start about 12″ from an end, that way when I’m coming around that last corner, I know I’m on the home stretch , I love to hand bind.

  68. Barbara Lotthammer Avatar
    Barbara Lotthammer

    Don’t mind binding. At least I know the end is sight

  69. Deidre McGee Avatar
    Deidre McGee

    I love to bind, which was not always the case. I make my binding as the last step before I send my quilt off. That way its ready to be put on as soon as I get my quilt back. For some reason I hate making the binding later. I find that sewing on the binding is relaxing to me now. Several months ago I bought some of Lisa’s binding needles and they are absolutely fantastic. The size of them is just right and makes the process much easier. I used to end up with sore fingers from using a too small needle, but no more. If you haven’t tried them…you should…you will not be disappointed.

  70. lynn jarzombeck Avatar
    lynn jarzombeck

    Binding to me means approaching the finishing line. Yahoo! Almost a finished project. I enjoy hand binding but just recently did machine binding on a baby quilt. Definitely would appreciate winning your needle pack!

  71. Rita Nichols Avatar
    Rita Nichols

    I have my quilter sew the binding on but then I do the hand stitching. I don’t mind sewing it on in small bits of time but it’s too boring to do it for hours at a time. I am so close to having a finished quilt that it keeps me motivated to get it done.

  72. Cheryl Keown Avatar
    Cheryl Keown

    I do not like to bind. I have one quilt that I got back from the long arm quilter about 5 years ago still waiting for the binding. I know, that is terrible. I will make that my New Year’s resolution, to finish the binding on that quilt.

  73. Karen W Avatar
    Karen W

    I LOVE to sew on bindings!!!
    It means my quilt is finished!!!
    I sew my label and sleeve on first and then I sew on the binding and the quit is finished! ❤️
    P.S. Your binding needles are the best… Maybe that’s another reason I like to do then so much! 😇

  74. Nyla Dominguez Avatar
    Nyla Dominguez

    I am somewhere in between love and hate on bindings. Don’t hate but it’s not my favorite thing either! I usually get the binding on pretty quickly, can’t stand putting it away that close to being completed. Some bindings get sewn on the machine, some by hand, depends on the project.

  75. Marsha Avatar

    I absolutely hate to do binding so I tend to do it immediately. If I put it aside to do later it just never seems to get done.

  76. Grams Avatar

    Next to making the top is binding…I know the end is near and I can give it away or snuggle under it.

  77. Judy Donovan Avatar
    Judy Donovan

    I love to bind, by hand. It is one of my favorite parts of the quilting process. I bind my quilts as soon as they are quilted, usually. Would love to win these needles!

  78. June Avatar

    I hate to bind. Love to finish!

  79. Felice Gokey Avatar
    Felice Gokey

    “Little Man” is adorable:) And those peanut candies are delicious! While binding is my least favorite part of quilt-making, I find it relaxing to hand sew them. It also means a project is almost complete! I do them as they are ready. Often I will make a binding before the quilt is complete or quilted. That way, I don’t use that fabric for something else…..plus it’s ready to go on once quilting is finished. Love all the listed needles. I have used them all but big stitch needles but will be trying them shortly:) Hope Nick’s recovery is going well.

  80. Pat Methner Avatar
    Pat Methner

    Your grandson is adorable! Grandchildren are such a blessing.

  81. Dotty Witt Avatar
    Dotty Witt

    OHHH, that candy looked delish.. I usually bind right after, for the most part . Sewing on by machine, then my Hubby hand stitches the rest. , so blessed..

  82. Gail Rowland Avatar
    Gail Rowland

    I absolutely love to bind. It means a project is done and I get to sit and stitch while watching a cool show!!

  83. Janet Sullivan Avatar
    Janet Sullivan

    OMG! I didn’t even know there were binding needles. I have never seemed to find the right needle to handle the job and always ended up with sore fingers. Can’t wait to try these needles!

  84. Sharon Avatar

    I love to bind my quilts! If it’s a gift, it’s part of the long goodbye, and getting to spend time with it before it’s departure. If it’s my own quilt, I fall deeper in love with it during the binding process.

  85. Nina Christman Avatar
    Nina Christman

    I like to bind because I know it is almost finished. I couldn’t figure out how to get assortment.

  86. Lisa Mikel Avatar
    Lisa Mikel

    I bind my own quilts. The last time I counted I had six quilts waiting for binding. I don’t mind hand stitching my bindings on and find it relaxing. I would love to try your binding needles they sound awesome. Your wool needles sound great too. Your little man looks like a good helper. My grandson is my best helper. Have a great day!

  87. Janet Kay Avatar
    Janet Kay

    I love to sew my binding on my quilts. It means I’m almost ready to hang or decorate with the quilt. However, I’ll have to try your needles to see how you make it easier and maybe faster to sew the binding on!

  88. Jill Defries Avatar
    Jill Defries

    Love love your binding needles…such a
    big difference. I also gave binding needles to quilting group along with a needle nest. I have a needle nest for each kind of needle, for wool,
    appliqué, & embroidery. Makes it easy to know which needle you need.

  89. Anita Tuttle Avatar
    Anita Tuttle

    I do not quilt, wool appliqué only, but love the 24 for wool appliqué & do different kinds of binding in the appliqué. Sure I can find a use for all sizes and would like to put them to the rest! Happy Holidays 🎄🎄

  90. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    Binding a quilt is my favouite part of the quilt making process and I do it right away because I love the end result. I use the #24 needle a lot for my wool applique. I didn’t know there was a binding needle, so I’ll have to give that a try.

  91. LeAnne K Avatar
    LeAnne K

    I like binding quilts because it’s fun to snuggle up with the quilt while I stitch. I’m excited to try your needles to make the job even more enjoyable!

  92. quilter44 Avatar

    I love all parts of the quilting process. Binding is something I like to do while relaxing and watching a good movie. The problem for me is actually getting the binding on the quilt. I do fall behind sometimes. Love your little man picture. He is growing up so fast.

  93. Mary Avatar

    I love to bind; it’s the quilting that’s hard to get done. I have quilted one quilt doing big stitch and enjoyed it very much. I’ll be doing more of it. Thanks for the chance to win these great needles!

  94. Sue Avatar

    I love wool applique and took hand stitch my bindings..

  95. Janice McCallum Avatar
    Janice McCallum

    I am enjoying binding so much more since a friend showed me how to join those pesky ends with a 45 degree angle seam!!! I am always excited to bind because it means a finished project is within reach!

  96. Carolyn V Avatar
    Carolyn V

    I LOVE to bind quilts. It may be my favorite part of quilting, as it is the final step before using or gifting the new quilt. I would love to try your binding needles.

  97. Cherie Reynolds Avatar
    Cherie Reynolds

    I love to bind quilts. Having s nice warm quilt in your lap while you hand stitch the binding! It’s wonderful. And your binding needles are the best!!!

  98. Penny Boser Avatar
    Penny Boser

    I love binding my quilts. I look at it like a little reward. I can sit and stitch in front of the tv. Is it a one mivie or two binding.

  99. Debbie Goad Avatar
    Debbie Goad

    I love to bind. I feel it’s that last step and love to sit with the piece on my lap and think about who it’s going to or, if it’s for me, how much I love it and where I will display it. I don’t always bind right away, it just depends. And I love these needles!! I just ordered some and included a tube of binding needles for each of my 3 best quilty friends.

  100. Dottie Alexander Avatar
    Dottie Alexander

    I love to bind because it brings me closer to the finished quilt. I always bind as soon as I get the quilt from the LAQ.

  101. Deborah Thomas Avatar
    Deborah Thomas

    I love binding the hand part. I curse like a crazed woman though when I’m putting the machine part on. I bind right when a quilt is complete or very soon after. I love to see the complete quilt coming together sprawling on the floor as I bind.

  102. Sharon Bell Avatar
    Sharon Bell

    Binding is the best part, because you are almost done,,,and on to the next. Love your tips and family news. Will have to try the other needles to see if they do make a difference…….Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  103. Roxie Ahlbrecht Avatar
    Roxie Ahlbrecht

    I actually enjoy sewing my own binding. My bindings have improved greatly this past year. A friend showed me a flawless way to join the bias cut once I’m ready to finish the machine part. I love hand-stitching it down while watching a movie. Generally, they are bound as soon as they are quilted. I love the FINISHED feeling. Little man is adorable!

  104. Ellen Reibling Avatar
    Ellen Reibling

    I love to sew on the binding…I am always grabbing those binding projects from the guild phlianthropy table..I cannot watch tv without some handwork to do. Congrats on the new phone!

  105. Leanne Mal Avatar
    Leanne Mal

    I love hand sewing the binding on and I do it right away! I want to see what the quilt looks like after all the hours I’ve put in it 🙂

    Really cute photo! Which iPhone did you get 8 or 10? To me a good camera is a must.

  106. mary h Avatar
    mary h

    binding is ok with diversion like a good movie or on a quilting friends day. I do it right away. it would drive me nuts to have a quilt laying there with binding unfinished!

  107. moosebaymusings Avatar

    I like to do my binding while watching an old movie or binge watching a series–kind of a zen experience. I would never pay someone to do it for me–too frugal!!

  108. Stephanie D Avatar
    Stephanie D

    I neither love nor hate to bind. I just do it as part of the normal process in finishing a quilt. It brings me closure and clears my mind for the next project in line. I do all my own binding.

  109. patibeck2013 Avatar

    You amaze me with all you accomplish. And with a smile. Bless you and your family this holiday season.
    I love any hand work from quilting, wool etc. that lets me curl up with fabric in my lap so yes I enjoy binding and these needles are wonderful.

  110. Barb Onnen Avatar
    Barb Onnen

    Love, Love, LOve to bind. I Find it very relaxing. Have even done binding for others!

  111. Fran Bianchi Avatar
    Fran Bianchi

    I love handwork, so to me binding is relaxing and enjoyable. I have bound many charity Quilts by hand and really love it. On my personal Quilts there are two issues….I’m good at starting new Quilts, not so good at finishing! Binding is kind of bittersweet because your project is ending, But a good thing because it’s finished.

  112. Sharon Philippe Avatar
    Sharon Philippe

    Your “Needle Options” doesn’t show the variety pack…it does
    show “binding needles” twice????

  113. SHARYN Avatar

    I love binding my quilts and do them right away. In fact, I love binding other people’s quilts, especially if I’m paid! Lol. Binding is the finishing framework to any quilt.

  114. Sue singer Avatar
    Sue singer

    Love your needles. I bumd right awayy

  115. Cheryl Avatar

    I love binding my quilts. I make my binding right away after making my top. I’m ready when it comes back from the quilter. I’ll even bind my friends quilts.

  116. BJ Avatar

    I love binding by hand, but I’ve been experiencing some hand issues lately so I’m experimenting with machine binding as well. Nothing is more enjoyable than curling up under a quilt I’m binding while watching a good movie. I’m ordering your needles – everyone seems to love them, and I think a good tool can only improve the process. “Little man” looks like he had a great time helping!

  117. donnalevesque Avatar

    LOVE to bind… I’m a little behind right now because of the love of my new HQ machine. Put a good movie on and set me in front of the tv. I’m set for the night

  118. BJ Avatar

    Hmmm. Trying to order needles, but the variety pack isn’t an option and the price doesn’t seem to reflect the discount mentioned on the blog. I’ll try again in a bit.

  119. Karen Keeler Avatar
    Karen Keeler

    I only hand bind show quilts, all others are usually done by machine. I feel they last longer and is definitely faster

  120. Charlotte Avatar

    Binding is one of my favorite parts of quilt making. Maybe because it is now almost done except that pesky label, which I am a failure at doing most of the time.

  121. Pam Avatar

    I love to bind quilts and usually do it right away after it is quilted.

  122. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

    Binding use to be a chore but now I don’t mind it at all. The secret for me is to make my binding as soon as the quilt top is done! That way it is ready for me to put on and I bind my quilt as soon as it is done. NO UFO’s when I’m this far along….only when I start projects!!

  123. Dede Avatar

    I live to bind in the winter. The warm blanket on my lap on the couch watching football. I have been using these needles for a few years, best part is the labeling, u have never been able to remember what needle is for what, thread either, these help me not have to worry about it.

  124. Sharon Avatar

    I love sewing the binding on my quilts. I always look forward to doing that. And in the winter, the quilt keeps me warm while i sew.

  125. Lois B Akins Avatar
    Lois B Akins

    I enjoy binding. It is a sign of completion of the quilt! Yes, I do my binding as soon as the top is completed. I look forward to having an easier time threading my needle for binding after I receive my binding needles.

  126. Denise Avatar

    I love all hand work. I sit watching tv and stitch away. I find it very relaxing!

  127. Debbie Bradley Avatar
    Debbie Bradley

    I love the final step of binding, the hand stitching. I put on my favorite movie or show and enjoy the time. Funny thing is after that I always remember the movie when I look at that quilt. During my most recent quilt I bing watched Outlander. I’ll always remember Jaime and Claire when I look at that red and gold quilt.

  128. Cindy Golding Avatar
    Cindy Golding

    I don’t mind hand binding. I feel like I don’t finish many quilts in a year but start many. Binding means the end and that is a good thing. I must try your needles. Thank you.

  129. Cheryl Gherna Avatar

    I actually enjoy binding, whether it is a big quilt or small wall hanging. It means all the effort and sometimes hard part is done and I’m on the home stretch with the finish line in sight. Sometimes it is the last look at the project most often just before giving it to someone. Oh, and that feeling when you open it up to take the last look at it with the finished edge, always puts a smile on my face to see the quilt in its “frame” (meaning the binding). Thank you for all of your wonderful inspiration!

  130. Joni Avatar

    I’m happy to pay! I love hand sewing but hate to sew binding on… I do sew my small quilts because I’m not paying for the small ones!

  131. Brenda Avatar

    I love to hand bind thru Fall and Winter. I have a rocker on the front porch where I can watch squirrels and birds compete for the feeders. Winter evenings I cover my legs and Daphne, (standard poodle) squeezes in and we’re all toasty . There’s something therapeutic about binding, and then Joy at completion.

  132. Pris Phillips Avatar
    Pris Phillips

    Hi Lisa!! I love reading your blog! To answer your question… I think binding is my favorite part of the process! I don’t mind sewing it onto the quilt (I’ve gotten pretty good at it) but the hand part is my favorite!! There’s something so soothing to my soul about the rhythm of hand sewing… not to mention it’s a great way to avoid snacking while watching TV!! (I’d probably love Big Stitch Quilting too… and if I ever finish my Gypsy Wife quilt, I plan to “big stitch” that one!!)

    My Christmas prep is going well… only the youngest, my Nick (25) will be here… but the rest of the crew are coming (from Texas and Seattle) in January for some fun in the snow! Happy Momma!!

    Merry Christmas to you all!!
    Pris in North Idaho ❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️

  133. Marie Eddins Avatar
    Marie Eddins

    Actually I don’t mind binding and I do it as soon as my quilt is finished. It’s like, this is my time to relax in the easy chair, watch a little TV, and bind away finishing my quilt. So to me it’s the last step of quilting and it’s all done in ‘relax mode’! Thanks!

  134. Kathryn L Casavant Avatar
    Kathryn L Casavant

    I love to hand bind my quilts. Never use the machine. I like to get them done right away.
    Your grandson is just so cute!

  135. Geri Sherwood Avatar
    Geri Sherwood

    Binding is not my favorite part of the quilting process but I try and do it right away. I have been trying to learn to bi d by machine. Our Christmas celebration is today so our kids don’t go crazy on Christmas and we get to spend more time with them. I ha e games planned. We do a cake walk for prizes their favorite. A new game of fine the candy cane and pin the ornament on the tree. Merry Christmas!

  136. Donna Oelfke Avatar
    Donna Oelfke

    Love wool appliqué and love binding quilts- pretty much any handwork. I have to bind my sisters quilts too if we ever want them done! Don’t you love these grandsons? So adorable

  137. Sandy G. Avatar
    Sandy G.

    I like to bind, it’s so nice to get the quilt finished and so relaxing to do some hand sewing. I’m really excited to try your binding and big stitch needles, I already love your chenille needles for working with wool. Merry Christmas!

    1. Pauline Dean Avatar

      I just got into really working with wool these last few months and I am hooked I just love it. I also love to bind my own quilts. I think it is the best part of the whole process because I know when I take that last stitch that all the hard work I did is finish and I can then use it.would love to win your needles that’s all I use any more.

  138. Marcy Avatar

    I love to bind and your binding needles make it easier, and I have used your #24 chenille needles since I started wool applique( they were provided in my kit) and I still use them every day.

  139. Eileen Moss Avatar
    Eileen Moss

    I don’t mind binding at all. It gives me time to catch up on shows I’ve recorded on tv and it also makes me feel my quilts have that extra special personal touch.

  140. Donna Widerquist Avatar
    Donna Widerquist

    I kind of like binding. Sitting in front of the TV and watching a good movie. So, my bindings get done right away.

  141. sandy Lowery Avatar
    sandy Lowery

    That kid is too cute!! I love to sit in the evenings and hand sew the binding down.

  142. Kristy Avatar

    I am not a fan of putting on my own bindings, but I do it! I paid once to have it done and it was not to the degree of perfection I am used to. The good thing about putting on those bindings is you know you will soon get to wash the quilt and give it that cuddly antique feeling!

  143. carol Avatar

    I can do the corner miter but I get uptight on joining the final ends. Sure have viewed enough videos. Hand stitching the binding is fine.

  144. Robin Schlager Avatar
    Robin Schlager

    I LOVE to bind. It’s mindless , I can watch TV while doing it, I often call a cousin or two in the speaker and catch up with them and bind , I do it at our guild meetings , it’s great. And it feels wonderful when your done , a great sense of accomplishment.

  145. Doreen Borck Avatar
    Doreen Borck

    I do the binding right after it’s been quilted. Sometimes it takes years to get quilted, so once that’s done the binding takes no time. Those binding needles sound great!

  146. Pat Braun Avatar
    Pat Braun

    I quite enjoy sewing on bindings: it means the quilt is almost finished! I also find it a relaxing thing to do in the evening by the fire!

  147. Sandra Avatar

    The binding is the finishing touch, so I enjoy the process. I bind each quilt when I get it back from the quilter. I love seeing it all done.

  148. Cheryl Harrod Avatar
    Cheryl Harrod

    I find that I have always completed binding my quilts right after I finished quilting them. It is like completing the meal with the dessert. Knowing the finished quilt is very near spurs me to getting it done. I find it tedious but not as bad as other sewing jobs.