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Better late than never--Just "found" the right foot for sewing bindings!

Better late than never--Just "found" the right foot for sewing bindings!

Old 09-01-2012, 06:26 AM
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Default Better late than never--Just "found" the right foot for sewing bindings!

I've been at this quilting stuff for 20 years or so and just this past couple of quilts did it finally dawn on me that my "stitch in the ditch" foot (#10) for my Bernina Activia 135 is wonderful for stitching bindings down by machine on the front of the quilt! I just moved the needle over to the right size and stitched away--It works so well, I can't imagine why I've been so slow catching on. But I thought it might make someone else look over their machine feet and perhaps find one that will make some of your quilting easier!
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:42 AM
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I have used mine for binding as well -- it really helps keep me on track.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:07 AM
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What a great idea!!! And I just bought a stitch in the ditch foot recently. Thanks!!!
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:30 AM
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I've always used mine for SITD on the front after sewing the binding to the front. Of course. 'always' is the year and half I've been quilting.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:37 AM
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thanks so much! i'm going to try mine
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The foot use to be called Edge Joining foot but when quilters discovered it's great for SITD , the foot changed names. So be sure you don't already have one for your machine before buying the STID foot.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:29 PM
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Do you use the Wonder Clips for holding the binding? I have a Bernina 640 and have just been using my walking foot. How do you handle the corners when using this foot?
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
The foot use to be called Edge Joining foot but when quilters discovered it's great for SITD , the foot changed names. So be sure you don't already have one for your machine before buying the STID foot.
Haha, just last weekend I had some quilters at the lake for the weekend. One mentioned a SITD foot and I wanted to see it. It sounded like the best thing since sliced bread! When she showed me, I told her it was an edge joining foot and showed her how to use it. We both learned something!

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I will have to check out my feet to see if I have that one as I dont know what most of the feet that came with my machine do!
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I have a Singer (low shank) machine and bought the generic SID foot from JoAnn's, I think. I use it for binding all my kids and baby quilts where I stitch on the back first and then fold to the front and top stitch with the SID foot. I usually use the point of my seam ripper to hold the binding in place until the presser foot grabs it. Works fantastic and the corners come out perfect. I too, have to adjust my needle position 3-5 clicks to the right, and match the bobbin thread to the backing of my quilt.
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