Corduroy Quilt Finished

After a few days of vacationing, I got back to work on quilting and finished up the Corduroy quilt.    I had a great time visiting Mackinac Island.  Here is the last picture I took.  Mackinac Bridge viewed from the parking area at the ferry dock.

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After I got home I needed to get back to quilting, I spent most of the day on Monday finishing up the hand quilting.  Here it is all quilted waiting to be bound.

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Here is the back.

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To bind this one I decided to use the backing fabric.  In order to do that I cut the backing fabric 2 inches wider than the top, and trimmed off  the batting the same size as the top.

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I then  folded the 2 inch overhanging  backing fabric in half and pressed in a crease.

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then folded that over to the front and pressed again …adding pins.

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I machine stitched it down from the top.

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I have done this by hand for some “fancier” quilts, but machine stitching seemed fine for this one.

Here it is after binding

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Next into the washing machine, gentle cycle, cold water, and regular detergent (Tide) and then into the drier, medium heat.  And here is the finished product.  (click Pictures to enlarge)

Finished size is 68″ x 74″

Now back to work on one of the others

Happy quilting


20 thoughts on “Corduroy Quilt Finished

  1. thirdpearl says:

    that looks delightfully cozy. nice work, as always!

  2. karen says:

    turned out great! we all need a vacation now and then and sometimes that means putting the quilting aside for a couple days and remember there is more to life other than quilting – but we so enjoy it don’t we!

  3. Sara says:

    Now you are ready for snow!

  4. Linda says:

    Nice quilting and it sets off the quilt. I would assume Corduroy would be difficult to hand quilt. On my snowman quilt it has a thin bat but I still bend needels everytime I quilt. They are betweens #10. What do you recommend??
    Great vacation and garden pictures.

    • timquilts says:

      For this quilt I used a #5 embroidery needle and #8 perle cotton thread….and yes it is hard to quilt. For most quilts I use a #11 between….John James needle…..NOT a quilting needle or a gold or a big eye…a standard between….all the others bend, regular betweens dont bend

  5. Prairie Quilter/Nebraska says:

    This turned out absolutely wonderful.

  6. audrey says:

    Your circle quilting is perfect for this quilt! Congrats on a wonderful finish. This one will be well used no doubt.:)

  7. Lisa Mikel says:

    Your quilt turned out beautifully! Congratulations! I love it. It looks so soft and cozy. I bet Teddy loves this one.

  8. LeeAnn says:

    Your big stitch circles give this quilt so much more interest. I love corduroy quilts. But I had only thought of tying them. Beautiful result!

  9. Kristen says:

    Hey, I like this. Nice.

  10. nita says:

    Found your site doing a search for big stitch quilting 🙂 thought I’d give it a try instead of the usual hand quilting I do. I like the circles you’ve used on this quilt. I’m always looking for ideas. Nice to meet you!

    • timquilts says:

      Nice to meet you too!…..I have been doing a lot of big stitching lately…It goes so fast and I really like the look….I will continue to use “regular” stitching on many quilts but it is nice to have variety….I am thinking of doing a quilt incorporating both soon


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