September 6, 2012

Quilt Binding Trick....

I am not going to lay claim to this little trick, that I found on line this week - but I thought it was worth writing up - Just in case you haven't come across it before.  And a good tip is always worth passing on.

After cutting miles of binding for that quilt - in my case it was over 10 meters by the time I had sewn it all together - you are then facing the task of ironing it in half!
"There's a tool for that job now!" I hear you say.....Yes there is.  BUT this little trick is possibly quicker, takes up less room and is definitely cheaper!

First find a long pin - (actually I think I may have found a new use for my Hat pins). Then pin it into your Ironing Board so that you can just slip the edge of the roughly folded Binding underneath.


I found it was also a good idea to put an old  practice quilt sandwich on the board too.

Then pull the binding gently through the guide you have just made and when you have enough to press.... Just keep gently pulling the binding through the pin guide and under your iron.

You can now see why I have used the extra padding under the iron - just to keep my board from scorching, as you are moving the fabric - not the iron.


So there you have it 10 meters of binding all pressed in less than 10 minutes!



1 comment:

  1. Wow great idea will try it next time. Always looking for faster way of doing things.

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