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Elaine Phillips Posted: Tue, Jan 8 2013 8:21 PM

I just discovered the most wonderful thing while applying binding to my quilt. I have a Sew Steady extention table and I rolled my binding around my hand and thought to lay it in my lap, and then I had an aha moment. I slipped the rolled binding around my extention table leg closest to my right hand and it feeds itself nicely onto the quilt as I sew. I am a genius!! Probably everyone else with a Sew Steady table, or any other kind of extention table has already discovered this, but I thought I would share anyway.

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gini replied on Tue, Jan 8 2013 8:26 PM

great tip,  i believe you are a genius

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Donna B replied on Tue, Jan 8 2013 8:29 PM

Elaine Phillips:
Probably everyone else with a Sew Steady table, or any other kind of extention table has already discovered this, but I thought I would share anyway.

You are a genius Elaine,  I have one and never gave it a thought.  A great idea!!!

 Winthrop, WA

 

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Great idea Elaine. Thanks for sharing, I always have a heck of a time with the roll of binding, it always gets out of control.

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Linda replied on Wed, Jan 9 2013 11:35 AM

Elaine I can't wait to try it! I have to bind a quilt later today or tomorrow so I'll see how it works.  I wrap my tape measures around one of the legs.

 

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Elaine Phillips:
I have a Sew Steady extention table and I rolled my binding around my hand and thought to lay it in my lap, and then I had an aha moment. I slipped the rolled binding around my extention table leg closest to my right hand and it feeds itself nicely onto the quilt as I sew.

 

Elaine. I have the Sew Steady table and will try your tip when I put on my next binding later this week. Thanks, I wouldn't have thought of that. I flip it over my shoulder, lay it in my lap, cuss at it and try to keep the cats from playing with it.

 


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Sue replied on Wed, Jan 9 2013 12:13 PM

Hey Elaine,

That's a great tip!  I have a sew steady but have never thought of that, like Judy, I toss it all over the place and the cat usually ends up pulling the end out of the room. 

I'll try this the next time I have to attach binding.

Thanks much,

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Dang   I hadn't thought of using the leg of my table either.  Instead I use binding clamps (actually very small clamps from the hardware store (6 for a buck)  clamp my binding in an oval I've wrapped around my fingers, set it on the right hand side of the large throat in my machine.  It spins off and I just undo the clamps and move them in on the roll until I'm done. 

I like this idea tho.

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Oh, hey, Elaine - that's brilliant!  Like Judy, I'm usually cussing the bundle of binding out or competing with the cats for it.

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ls2116 replied on Wed, Jan 9 2013 1:49 PM

Great idea!!!  You are a genius,  I'm just jealouse that I didn't think of that.  I did once put mine in a drawer and fed it that way, but I like your idea better!

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I was like the rest of you, always struggling with the dang binding, usually having it all over the floor and rolling over it with my chair. I don't know why I had that AHA moment, but I'm glad I did, and I hope it helps everyone control that nasty binding. This is probably my least favorite part of making the quilt.

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Joni replied on Wed, Jan 9 2013 4:33 PM

Great Idea!  I will try that on my next binding...using leg of extension for machine.

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Robyn replied on Wed, Jan 9 2013 4:40 PM

That is fantastic!  I haven't done any large projects yet, but I would imagine the binding on a larger quilt is quite cumbersome to deal with.  I'm filing this idea away for when the time comes...

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I don't have a leg to do this with.  I read a tip a while back that works for me.  When ironing my binding in half, I just let it fall gently into a bag attached to the end of the ironing board.  Then I tape the bag to the end of my sewing table.  The binding feeds out nicely.  No need to roll it up.  :o)  

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Judy replied on Wed, Jan 9 2013 6:07 PM

Elaine Phillips:
I slipped the rolled binding around my extention table leg closest to my right hand and it feeds itself nicely onto the quilt as I sew. I am a genius!!

 

Elaine, Great tip, I really like it when stuff like that happens. You are a genius alright.

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