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!

5 comments:

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