The Emerald Quilting Contest deadline is coming right up (October 1 is already here)! This week I am binding my quilt. It has never been my favorite task, but I am getting better.DSCN7248 This YouTube tutorial gave me a little inspiration and lots of tips. I am working on getting the hang of mitered corners!

At the 8:30 mark she starts describing how to bring the two edges of the binding together to finish sewing it onto the quilt. This is a wonderful tip & it is the first time I have learned it this exact way. It would be impossible to describe with words, so you’ll just have to watch it!

Happy binding!



P.S. If you are getting your online entry ready, here is the info on how to submit your project.


  1. Sloane

    Thanks for sharing, Sierra! I haven’t heard of that method either but I will be doing it from now on.

    • Sierra Shea

      Great! I am so glad you like the video 🙂 I thought it was good too!


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Hey there... I'm Sierra!

I love to blog, plan, organize, decorate, teach, research & be creative. I’m a farm wife & mama of three kiddos: almost 6, 4 and almost 2. We love to live and work in rural South Dakota. A few years ago we remodeled a house & we call our home The Peacock Ranch.

I am earning a Spiritual Direction Certificate from Sioux Falls Seminary & I put my masters in English/Mass Communications on hold at South Dakota State University so I can focus on being a mama in a pandemic! In the meantime, I’m enjoying reading more & writing here on the blog.