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 am from a family of all girls. I always keep a journal. John & I were married back in 2013. It was a miracle then & it is now. We had three kids between Oct 2014 & August 2018 : Joslyn Shea, J.D., and Jesse Lee. We remodeled two houses & moved three times in our first 5 years. I grew up in Missouri, but was transplanted to South Dakota. I am working on my masters at Sioux Falls Seminary as of 6.1.19.

I started Sierra Shea & Co. as a space to curate encouragement for all women toward creative, redemptive lives as daughters of the King of Kings.