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Is there a quilt binding tool

Old 01-02-2016, 11:59 AM
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I machine bind all my quilts, but in 2 steps not one. I machine stitch the binding to the front and then fold the binding over to the back and pin secure it. I then stitch in the ditch on the front with invisible thread - checking every few inches to make sure I am catching the back side of the binding. My Viking Rose has a great stitch that makes it look like the stitching was done by hand.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:11 PM
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You can get a foot for binding for almost any sewing machine out there. I have one for my treadle. There are a couple of problems, however. The big one is that most will not handle the thickness of the quilt sandwich. The Martelli system is the only one I know of that is for quilting and is designed to handle it. The other thing is that I have never been able to get the corners to come out, either with the 'normal' binding foot or the martelli. Probably not enough patience or practice.
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:05 PM
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Is this the binding tool you are referencing? I tried to search using Martelli on Nancy's notions and it didn't appear.

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Old 01-03-2016, 04:59 AM
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perfect timing... I haven't practiced machine binding in a long while and have a charity crib quilt so I will use it to practice on. In November I took a machine class wherein the instructor had us use many of our different feet/attachments and one of our tutorials was using the flat fell foot for binding!
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:11 AM
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Just recently saw this site with a little different way to stitch the stitching. Really pretty.

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Old 01-03-2016, 05:43 AM
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There is one on Missouri Star Quilt CO, and she also has tutorials
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:33 AM
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The Martelli Co. has one. It's called Kwik Bind. I bought it at a quilt show in Houston one year. I promptly brought it home and misfiled it in my sewing room. I ran across it when I finally was straightening up my room. It has a DVD and the whole system. It looks just like what you're looking for. Check out their website.

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Old 01-03-2016, 10:34 AM
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I have the Martelli binding tool. If you want to pay the postage, PM me your address and I will send it to you.


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Old 01-03-2016, 11:24 AM
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I almost always use a faux piped binding. It works great for doing a binding totally by machine. Look it up, you tube has tons of tutorials. I hate hand sewing. It makes a really attractive binding. I like it better than a hand sewn binding. If there is a way to avoid hand sewing I will find it.
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:47 PM
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Aunt Martie's 52 quilts is the best tut I have found.
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