Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Binding Application Trick

Dear walking-foot creators:

Please design a walking foot that has a 1/4" mark or edge for quilters. Problem: There is no marking that allows us to sew a straight 1/4" line when applying our bindings...and I want the judge to avoid criticizing this binding.

Since this will take a while to implement, I decided to design my own solution to the binding edge problem. I used a sliver of soap and marked my binding, measuring from the folded edge, 3/4" all the way down the length of the binding. That gave me a perfect 1/4" line to follow down the edge of the quilt!

The corners of this quilt binding were so easy to to fold!


Terri Stegmiller said...

What brand is your machine? My Bernina walking foot has a 1/4" mark on it.

Frances Arnold said...

VERY smart!!!!

Anita said...

My machine is a Janome that's about 8 years old. Love it in every other way. Maybe it's time to move up to the super-duper Janome foot.

Julie Bagamary said...

Clever Anita. I'm told the walking foot does have a 1/4 in measure on the side.

Julie Bagamary said...

Oh wait - I'm thinking of the Bernina. Sorry