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Thread: Quilt Binding Set

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    The new Janome Horizon has a Quilt Binding Set for putting on binding in no time flat.....it fits several of their other models.

    Does anyone have one, used one for any type of machine, do you recommend...or what. I have a Janome MC 6600P and it fits it also....the retail price is $244.....yikes....but I hate to bind so I was wondering if this would be a good deal or not....LOL.

    Thanks

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    I've not heard of this. I'll be interested in seeing the replies.

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    Check out Sharon Schambers you tube video on doing binding. It may change your mind about binding! Personally, Im not in favor of machine finished binding. I only do that on charity quilts.

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    I don't have a Janome but I Googled the set to see it. It looks like it only does single fold binding. Like bias tape. Personally, I would only bind a mini or maybe a wallhanging with single fold binding. I just don't think single fold will hold up to alot of the use that well-loved quilts get.

    This is the link that I looked at:
    http://janomelife.wordpress.com/2010...-quilt-binder/

    I used to hate binding too. And I was terrible at it. But I used somne of Sharon Schambers techniques and a few others and now I actually kind of enjoy it and they look much better. I would keep practicing. It will come.

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    I love hand sewing binding down. It is my favorite part.
    I just don't care for sewn on binding. Just my preference.

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    i wouldn't pay that much for a binding tool. although it sounds good, i'm sure there is a learning curve to it and some effort involved to bind the quilt. personally, i don't like binding a quilt. but practicing has improved my results.

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    I think that is rather expensive.

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    I've watched Sharon's video a time or two...I will watch it few more. I just hate to bind. The gadget takes your binding strips and fold them in half and in half again for a 1/2 finished bind all the way around. I just don't like the hand sewing part of it. I am ok with the rest....just don't like to hand sew it is too much like sewing and not quilting....LOL.....just my opinion.

    I don't sew anything....I piece fabric....so I only quilt....I was never good at sewing patterns in school or there after so I gave it up. I'm sure now that I know what I am doing, I could figure it out and make some pretty stuff...but the only pretty stuff I want to make is quilts....quilts and more quilts....LOL.

    Thanks, I'll watch her video again right now..

    DeMaris

    Quote Originally Posted by AFQSinc
    I don't have a Janome but I Googled the set to see it. It looks like it only does single fold binding. Like bias tape. Personally, I would only bind a mini or maybe a wallhanging with single fold binding. I just don't think single fold will hold up to alot of the use that well-loved quilts get.

    This is the link that I looked at:
    http://janomelife.wordpress.com/2010...-quilt-binder/

    I used to hate binding too. And I was terrible at it. But I used somne of Sharon Schambers techniques and a few others and now I actually kind of enjoy it and they look much better. I would keep practicing. It will come.

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    A lady friend here in town usually binds all my quilts for me....I pay here dearly throughout the year to have them done.

    I just posted a pictured the other day of my Shirley's Fleece Backed quilt and I made the whole thing from start to finish to include the binding....that is the 4 or 5th quilt I have binded by myself....I still didn't like it at all, however, there was alot of satisfaction knowing that it was done 100% by me and only me.....so I guess there is that too!


    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    i wouldn't pay that much for a binding tool. although it sounds good, i'm sure there is a learning curve to it and some effort involved to bind the quilt. personally, i don't like binding a quilt. but practicing has improved my results.

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    I pay an elderly lady to do my binding. I attach it to the quilt and she hand stitches it down for me. I COULD do it myself, but she likes to feel useful and appreciates the cash!

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    I finally bought one of these gadgets after being impressed at several quilt shows. I also have one for my regular machine but never tried it. Have never used the new one.
    They look simple to do when demonstrated at the shows and most likely have their uses in select situations. I was not satified with my bindings until I took the time to figure out what I was doing that caused my dissatisfaction. You not I didn't say "wrong" When I figured it out then they got easier to do. I don't believe the binding tools are worth the money, especially at $244. Having said that.....I have been thinking that they may have their use if doing a lot of quilts to give away....that is after you get comfortable with using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    I love hand sewing binding down. It is my favorite part.
    I just don't care for sewn on binding. Just my preference.
    Some of us can't hand sew due to a disability. I wish I could, but I'm glad the machine allows me to make my quilt 100% mine.

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    I have a Janome Horizon 7700 and would definitely be interested.
    I found them online at Kens Sewing Center for $149.
    I owned a similar attachment for a Janome I no longer own.
    I used it a lot. I mostly make baby quilts, charity quilts
    And other quilts that are used and washed a lot.

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    I love binding by hand.
    If you hate binding b hand why not do the last stage with a fancy embroidery stitch in a contrast or same colour. It is better if you sew binding on the back first bring to front then sew down on the edge gives a very neat finish.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    I finally bought one of these gadgets after being impressed at several quilt shows. I also have one for my regular machine but never tried it. Have never used the new one.
    They look simple to do when demonstrated at the shows and most likely have their uses in select situations. I was not satified with my bindings until I took the time to figure out what I was doing that caused my dissatisfaction. You not I didn't say "wrong" When I figured it out then they got easier to do. I don't believe the binding tools are worth the money, especially at $244. Having said that.....I have been thinking that they may have their use if doing a lot of quilts to give away....that is after you get comfortable with using it.
    i have that same gadget. it works fine on purchased prequilted fabric but I cannot get it to work on anything else. the following year I went back to the show to complain and the woman demo-ing finally admitted it takes a lot of trial and error to get it right. she gave me the "new improved" video but the results are the same

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    I'd save my money and practice binding. I bind quilts like Dottymo above. My bindings are neat, straight and sturdy. My quilts are used and washed often so machine binding is practical. The only time that I would even consider a hand stitched binding would be for a show quilt and I just don't make that kind of quilt and probably never will. This machine binding tool is probably like the Husqvarna Fabric Mover - a good idea but a waste of money because it just doesn't work right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeMaris View Post
    A lady friend here in town usually binds all my quilts for me....I pay here dearly throughout the year to have them done.

    I just posted a pictured the other day of my Shirley's Fleece Backed quilt and I made the whole thing from start to finish to include the binding....that is the 4 or 5th quilt I have binded by myself....I still didn't like it at all, however, there was alot of satisfaction knowing that it was done 100% by me and only me.....so I guess there is that too!
    Don't mean to be nosey, but wondering what the going rate for binding a quilt is? I help out my LQS owner by binding and get a free class occasionally or some fabric and I once got a quilt top quilted, but I had to pay for thread and batting. I had volunteered to help
    out when she needed it, but now wondering if I should ask for payment. It's getting harder to do with arthritis. If you want to pm me that would be ok. Thanks!
    Julie
    Good friends are like stars; you don't always see them, but you know they're always there!

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    I have one for my machine. Bought it when I bought the machine. ( ok MY DH bought it for me) but I never went back for the class and now can't figure out how to use it. No it does not make single binding it folds it like a you would normally. Would really like to get it working. I can't find any tutorials on line though.

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    Demaris, you sound a lot like me! I can't hand sew anymore because of pain and tendonitis in hands and fingers, but even when I could hand sew, I stunk at it.

    I'm getting very good at machine binding after 5 years. So far, no one I've given a quilt to has complained.

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    Me, too, Gramajo!

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    I machine bound when I first started finishing lap quilts. It looked awful, but it was the best I could do. I was SO surprised at how (relatively) fast hand binding is. But, I had some placemats that I did not have time to hand bind. I used the flange binding method, and machine stitched them. That flange made it so easy to get a straight neat edge. Google 'flange binding 52 weeks" and you'll see it. I just might use it again for a quilt I need to get in and out quickly!

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