“Help! If you can’t finish this quilt project for me I won’t have a gift for my Mom this year. I shouldn’t have waited so late. How can I get it finished in time?” — Email writer
How to Quickly Finish Quilt
Dear (Email Writer)
Sorry but we cut off taking on projects to finish before Christmas by mid-September to make sure we can get them all done and delivered.
You do have a couple of easy options to finish your gift quilt.
If you are comfortable with your sewing machine, you can set up a simple quilt pattern and sew lines across your quilt before you sew on the binding.
Another easier option is to hand “quilt” it by tying yarn. Pick up a yarn needle, a favorite yarn color or two and set up a grid for how far apart you will sew and tie the yarn pieces. We have a handmade quilt where the different yarn colors really add texture to the tied corduroy quilt.
Many homemade quilts have been finished with this simple yarn tying technique over the years.
You can still wash the quilt with the yarn ties so they do not limit quilt cleaning options.
Hope this helps and good luck with your Christmas project!