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    Ah Ha Moment

    I haven't been successful in wrapping long lengths of binding on tubes, but I came up with this as an alternative....we all have those little scrap bags next to our machines...I emptied mine and stuck my rolled up binding in there and it worked like a charm.
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    Very clever! I don't have one of those bags but your idea sure inspires me to make one. I wrap my binding around the spool from the big thread cones but like you mentioned it doesn't work real well for me either but it does work well for storing the binding until I am ready to attach it. We will be getting a picture of the quilt you are working on soon, right?

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    great idea, i'll be binding a quilt next week and i'll try it. thanks
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    very clever
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    I sort of do the same thing. I roll it on a tp roll and then drop it in a small plastic container on the floor. Rolls around in the container, but doesn't hop out! Ann

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    Very great idea. I have one. I will be using it next binding/
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    I roll my binding on an empty paper towel roll, put it on a paper towel holder (the kind that goes on the countertop) and sit it on the floor to my right and it just pulls off as I sew the binding on. It works great.
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    Very creative! Good way to improvise!
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    LOVE the great idea!

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    Good idea.

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    Great idea. Thank you for sharing.

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    Does it get in your way when you sit at your machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs194068 View Post
    Does it get in your way when you sit at your machine?
    Not at all....just give it a tug once in awhile and there's no problem.

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    When doing binding I wrap around my fingers leaving the center large enough to slip my hand through. Then place on my left wrist and start sewing. It stays out of the way and feeds off easily. Started doing this when I got tired of it being run over by my sewing chair. lol

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    Yep, works great. I use a plastic bag (when I can find it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    Yep, works great. I use a plastic bag (when I can find it).
    I keep the cover from my machine on the floor along side my machine and just drop the binding in there. It feeds out as I need it.

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    very neat !!
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    Very clever. LOVE you Bernina since mine is from the same series. They do keep running year after year.
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    Great idea. This board never ceases to amaze me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    Very clever. LOVE you Bernina since mine is from the same series. They do keep running year after year.
    Love it! purchased it in 1994 and haven't had a moments trouble with it. I think I paid $1600 back then and was embarrassed to tell anyone how much I paid as I thought that was outrageous for a sewing machine. But compared to the prices now....it's a bargain!

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    great post... and love all the ideas shared. I don't have one of those cute scrap bags yet. Is there a pattern somewhere?
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    Great idea! I will have to try it.
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    I roll my binding up and stick it over my wrist so that it feeds smoothly.

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