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Thread: My new binding dispenser (inspired by firefighters)

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    My new binding dispenser (inspired by firefighters)

    This all started when DH and I were watching a video of a fire. DH was commenting how
    the firefighters had their hose rolled when it should have been folded. He even gave me
    a demo how it's more efficient to fold the hose, etc. That evening I was putting my binding
    on and thought...why don't I try to fold my binding like the firefighters and see. Well, it worked
    so well I told DH about it and he said he could make me a tool to hold my binding. So here it is.
    I glued a piece of felt at the bottom just because. Hope some of you try this method and
    let me know what you think. No more rolling for me.

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    I like your idea! You and your husband are brilliant!
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    Isn't that clever! Wonder is a napkin holder would work?

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    Great tool! I just wind mine around a 12" ruler then I know pretty much how much I have. The biggest problem I have is remembering where I put it when I need it!

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    I fold my binding and lay on the floor between my feet and that works too.
    Your idea is quite clever.
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    well how cute!! so far I've been using a small plastic bag that I stuff the handle of under my machine. I put my binding inside that and pull it out as I go along.

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    great idea. Husbands can be so handy!

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    Great Idea!!! Thanks for sharing

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    I have seen my husband do that many many times with fire hose...should have thought of it first lol...
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    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing.
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    Very clever idea ... I'm going to try it with my next binding. Not sure why folding is better than rolling, but can't wait to see. Thanks for sharing.

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    [QUOTE=EasyPeezy;6133620]This all started when DH and I were watching a video of a fire. DH was commenting how
    the firefighters had their hose rolled when it should have been folded. He even gave me5
    a demo how it's more efficient to fold the hose, etc. That evening I was putting my binding
    on and thought...why don't I try to fold my binding like the firefighters and see. Well, it worked
    so well I told DH about it and he said he could make me a tool to hold my binding. So here it is.
    I glued a piece of felt at the bottom just because. Hope some of you try this method and
    let me know what you think. No more rolling for me.

    What a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Thanks. The difference between folding and rolling is that when you roll you always
    have to yank it as it gets stuck sometimes. When you fold it just unfolds smoothly
    without pulling. I just finished putting my binding and I'm very happy how it unfolded
    without any snag.
    To the poster who asked about the napkin holder...it will probably work if the width
    is same as your binding. Try it and let us know.

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    great idea. than ks for sharing
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    this is a great idea
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    I fold like this then put all in a sandwich sized Ziploc bag with just a small amount of the zipper open. I drop it on the floor and unfold my binding as I sew. Keeps everything in place and works great. Your DH is very wise
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    Clever thinking! Going to start looking for something with similar shape

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    It must be nice to have such an intelligent husband! Kudos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    great idea. Husbands can be so handy!
    As my mama used to say..."as handy as a pocket on a shirt". haha

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    Great idea. The method I use usually ends up with it wrapped around me and the chair. As Lacey said; have to find something that shape.

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    Great idea! Can't wait to try it !

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    Very cool idea.

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    Very nice!

    I have a oval shaped cloth bag that I created. It hangs down in front of my machine held in place by a bean bag sort of weighted flap. The part that contacts my sewing cabinet has some of that rubber shelf liner material on it to make it stay in place. I use a similar bag to hold my scrap pieces of thread that I trim off as I go.

    I really like your wooden binding holder.

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    Thats a great idea! Like someone said napkin folder might work!! I like the idea of the ruler so youd know how much binding is there but thats a lot of ruers cause ive got lots of misc binding!! :-)

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    What a clever idea!

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