You all may have already heard of this but if not I thought it sounded pretty good,
Sew on the first side of your binding,
then put fusible thread in your bobbin.
Then zigzag inside of that binding seam..
now when you flip over your binding to sew the other side, it will stay down without pins while you sew.
What, they mean that jabbing yourself with straight pins or getting your thread constantly caught and tangled on the binding clips while you hand sew the binding down may be going out of style?? Awww, shucks!
I guess I'm too old-fashioned. I turn my binding and hold with hair clips (cheaper than the quilting clips) so no pinching fingers and holds tight. I do the same when I sew on the back and bring it forward and machine stitch down the binding.
I'll be watching F and P later (I recorded this morning's show on PBS) to see if any other tips are new and workable for me.
Elmers white glue is cheaper and easier for me...I also use those hair clips if sewing by hand.
I've never heard of fusible thread!
my philosophy: there are no real mistakes in quilting, just design opportunities!!
The glue method was demonstrated at guild meeting a while back - seems like an extra unneeded step to me. I like to use the short applique pins (avoids getting jabbed and thread tangling on them) and pin about 6 at a time. Maybe I like doing that because I get a sense of accomplishment and can say to myself "Yippee, I got that much done."
I pin and baste! Can't quite get the hang of those clips yet. I don't like stopping and pulling anpin or clip out when I'm roaring down a seam (Make up time for the basting...which I like to do).
I have used the clips to help hang up curtains, though. I stuck them at the end of the rod to stop the gathers...like having an extra hand. Hubbs was looking at them too, wondering what he could use them for.
Never heard of fusible thread!!! would it gum up the machine??? wow, somebody is sure out there thinking in the quilter market!!!
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