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    Thank you! I have one of those machines too. Now, I know which machine to use with the new binding tip!

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    It's always amazing to see how inventive quilters are. Terrific idea.

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    I just throw it over my shoulder and let it feed naturally. It works for me. Saves me all that time winding it on something. I'm lazy.

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    Very clever. Better than getting strangled with that thing around the neck. The TP around the neck is just too funny.

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    Very clever!!! Thank you for sharing and the great pictures too :D:D:D

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    Awesome idea. I will have to give it a try... Thanks.

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    Clever!

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    thanks for the great idea.

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    Quilters are some of the most ingenious people I know!

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    thank you !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz
    Ladies,
    I stumbled upon this binding shortcut after a class with Weeks Ringle, of Chicago. She gave us some binding tips. When I came home, I was binding 6 placemats and came up with this idea on my own. It was one of those, "Duh, why didn't I do this before?!"
    Thought I would share.

    When you put on binding to a sewn item, I have seen it pooled in sewer's laps and I have seen women wearing toilet paper roll necklaces with it. I took a large, empty Rx bottle. I taped down the first binding edge with easily removable painter's tape, I then wound the binding so that it would pull off clockwise (providing tension), and so that the center fold was facing me as I sit at the machine (see the photos). As you sew, the binding comes off as the item you are sewing moves and pulls it. This leaves both hands free to "insert" your item into the binding. Hope I didn't make it sound too confusing. Enjoy!
    here is the thing..this might work for smaller bindings, but the larger the quilt the larger the binding and eventually it will not fit on the bottle..
    another thing is, if you use your machine like this and something goes wrong, you have just voided your warranty! So always ask yourself this question before you do something like this to your machine..is doing this "shortcut" worth the money it will cost me to repair this machine if something goes wrong?
    If the answer is NO, then please consider spooling it from out of a large mouth jar, bucket, etc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melrose V
    Wow, aren't you clever! Thanks for sharing the tip. And the pictures make it even more understandable!
    DITTO :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz
    Ladies,
    I stumbled upon this binding shortcut after a class with Weeks Ringle, of Chicago. She gave us some binding tips. When I came home, I was binding 6 placemats and came up with this idea on my own. It was one of those, "Duh, why didn't I do this before?!"
    Thought I would share.

    When you put on binding to a sewn item, I have seen it pooled in sewer's laps and I have seen women wearing toilet paper roll necklaces with it. I took a large, empty Rx bottle. I taped down the first binding edge with easily removable painter's tape, I then wound the binding so that it would pull off clockwise (providing tension), and so that the center fold was facing me as I sit at the machine (see the photos). As you sew, the binding comes off as the item you are sewing moves and pulls it. This leaves both hands free to "insert" your item into the binding. Hope I didn't make it sound too confusing. Enjoy!
    here is the thing..this might work for smaller bindings, but the larger the quilt the larger the binding and eventually it will not fit on the bottle..
    another thing is, if you use your machine like this and something goes wrong, you have just voided your warranty! So always ask yourself this question before you do something like this to your machine..is doing this "shortcut" worth the money it will cost me to repair this machine if something goes wrong?
    If the answer is NO, then please consider spooling it from out of a large mouth jar, bucket, etc!
    I don't understand how this could be detrimental to the machine. The binding isn't going through the machine and it looks like the thread holder is an extra one that she wasn't using anyway.

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    ![/quote]I don't understand how this could be detrimental to the machine. The binding isn't going through the machine and it looks like the thread holder is an extra one that she wasn't using anyway.[/quote]

    the weight on the spindle, binding is heavier than a spool of thread!

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    Thanks

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    Thats a clever idea. Thanks for sharing. :thumbup: :thumbup: :)

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    Great idea , love it , thank you for your invention

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    Good idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    That is a great idea! Thanks.

    Vicky

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    Great idea!

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    That's a great idea! I usually end up with the bulk of the quilt over my shoulder and the binding wound around a piece of cardboard and falling out of my lap. WOW THANKS!

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    Thats a great idea, thanks for sharing.

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    Well, I think you're a clever girl! This is a great idea for our small to medium sized quilting projects (even some larger ones really since binding isn't all that heavy even for a larger project, though it does get bulky) and for those concerned about voiding warrenties, not a problem if you don't overload the "binding spool" with binding. I think common sense comes into play here and since most of us are pretty smart cookies, I don't see this being a problem for very many of us! :D :D

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    Great idea - I always "throw it over" my shoulder - then I run over it with my wheeled chair (lol).

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    Isnt it wonderful when you come across a gem of an idea?

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