I finished both quilts in the same way. I used the outside edges of the top as a guide and cut off the extra batting and backing using a ruler and rotary cutter. Then I attatched the binding. Here they are totally done:
Once they were done I was struck by how different they were. The hand quilting looked so handmade and pretty, whereas the machine quilting looked more clean and modern. Either way, you’re now equipped to do try it yourself!
As a post script: I ended up washing the handmade quilt to fluff it up for the pictures and it BLED! You might be able to see it in the photos above but here is a close up.
This is because I didn’t pre wash my fabrics. It was pretty sad after spending so much time and energy on it. I cannot recommend pre washing enough. Even if you’re in a hurry to start it will save you time and heartache in the end. Happy Quilting! --Molly