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    Super Member mar32428's Avatar
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    I need help before I shoot myself etc. This is not a specific quilting question but in the same area. I have a Bernina 1260 and from reading the board, know others of you do also.

    I am going nuts trying to figure out how to use the bias binder. I'm not stupid and have been sewing for years but this one has me stumped. I have tried it at least 20 times and always with the same result. I can't get the bias strip or the flat fabric to stay straight. My bias won't always roll evenly and my flat fabric always wants to scoot out from the slot.

    If I can't nail it down this time, I'm going to say the @#$% with it, throw it in the trash and have two Margaritas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mar32428
    If I can't nail it down this time, I'm going to say the @#$% with it, throw it in the trash and have two Margaritas.
    How about one margarita, relax, and then try it again? Sorry I don't know how the machine works. Is your strip possibly too wide? Did you starch the strip?

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    Can you call your dealer/LQS for help? The dealer should be able to help you, or show you how to use it. Or call customer support.

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    I have a bias binder, but it makes me a little crazy too! I find that I'm happier with my binding if i just do it without this particular tool. (The margarita sounds like a GREAT idea!)

    I like to machine stitch my bindings and learned a technique for "piped bindings" that I really like. I'm working on one and expect to get it finished up later this week... will start a topic and post a pic when I'm done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by mar32428
    If I can't nail it down this time, I'm going to say the @#$% with it, throw it in the trash and have two Margaritas.
    How about one margarita, relax, and then try it again? Sorry I don't know how the machine works. Is your strip possibly too wide? Did you starch the strip?
    Didn't starch so thanks for the idea. Might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    Can you call your dealer/LQS for help? The dealer should be able to help you, or show you how to use it. Or call customer support.
    Believe me, after all this time, I have been to my dealer several times. They have no problem at all. Then I get home and the bias binder devil finds me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg
    I have a bias binder, but it makes me a little crazy too! I find that I'm happier with my binding if i just do it without this particular tool. (The margarita sounds like a GREAT idea!)

    I like to machine stitch my bindings and learned a technique for "piped bindings" that I really like. I'm working on one and expect to get it finished up later this week... will start a topic and post a pic when I'm done.
    I'm to that point. Get rid of the binder, not the Margaritas.

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    My 82 year old stubborn streak just won't let me give up till i master that sucker. I may never use it again, but at least I will have won.

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