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Thread: Do you use a machine binding foot? Please share your experience

  1. #11
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    Jun 2011
    Orlando, FL
    I have not used one before either. Here is a different one - Martelli Stitch N Ditch Quilt Binding Foot. This is the one shown on Nancy Zieman's website. http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...binder+foot.do

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    Super Member wolph33's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    I have a foot like that for my machine-I can not master it.And how do you do a corner?I just sew to the back and flip/miter on the front.I wasted money on a foot I will never use again.

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    Senior Member cavmom's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    i bought one for my Viking and have only used it once so far. I liked the fact that my stitches were even on the front and back, but found it hard to keep the sandwich inside the bias strip. It came with NO instructions. I also couldnt figure out the corners which was frustrating. I havent given up because my hands cramp up on hand sewing now days, so i would like to make it function correctly. I think I will search the net and see if i can find more tutorials.

  4. #14
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    Jul 2007
    central Indiana
    I saw a foot demo'd on a Viking at a workshop. I was quite impressed and it is a foot I may purchase one of these days.

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    Southern Ontario Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by Teacup View Post
    Like many of you, binding is not my favorite part of the quilting process. I'm thinking about purchasing a machine binding foot: http://www.amazon.com/Distinctive-Bi...ds=binder+foot

    This is video showing how to use one:

    Do you have experience with such a foot? Was it a generic foot or was it specific to your make of machine? (I'll have to use a generic.) Do you like how it works? Does it handle the width of a quilt binding strip? Does it handle the depth of the quilt sandwich? Does it work with a variety of quilt battings, or just the thinner ones? Any tips about using it?
    Thanks for any insight you can provide!
    Here is the janome not sure the plastic one would hold up but the janome is 150.00

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    Super Member Helen S's Avatar
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    Vancouver, Washington State
    I've never seen a binding foot and have no problem with binding. LOVE putting it on quilts! I sew it to the BACK of the quilt first, then press it and fold over onto the front. I make sure the folded edge is just slightly over the stitching line and top stitch. The stitching usually falls into the ditch on the back, or just onto the edge of the binding in the back. The front? Always perfect!
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    Senior Member SnowQuilt's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Graham, WA
    I have been thinking of using the binding foot too. I found this on youtube hope it helps.


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    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
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    I did try to use mine a couple of times....not worth it...cost over 100.00 - this is the biggest waste of money!! I feel bad casue the hubby bought it...he was so proud of himself. He went to the sewing dealership and asked if there was anything to help me make binding easier...that was when I did not know how to bind...he bought it for me as a Christmas gift...it sits in a drawer.

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    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
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    I used my 'blind heming foot' the other day and was not impressed. Ended up putting my open toe foot on and was very happy with the results. With the first foot could not really SEE what the machine was doing.....with my open toe foot could see exactly that I was stitching in the ditch on the top, from two feet you could not see the stitch line at all and once the quilt was washed the stitch line totally disapeared from view. I also used a 50 wt thread which helped the stitch line disapear into the quilt.
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