Having trouble holding the quilt binding while you try to attach it with your sewing machine? I’ve got the answer!
When it comes time to add your binding to your quilt, it can be a juggle to hold the roll of binding, feed the quilt through the sewing machine and keep the weight of the quilt lifted so that it doesn’t cause problems in the stitching. I sometimes feel like I need an extra hand or two!
But I saw a quick tip somewhere along the line that I used on my Fat Quarter Fizz quilt and I snapped a picture of it so I could share with you.
Tip for sewing quilt binding
Find somewhere on the right-hand side of your sewing machine that you can slip your binding roll so that it can unroll itself as you sew.
You might put it around the leg of the table, or the arm of your chair. You could use the bobbin winder or extra spike for thread that some machines have on the right below the fly-wheel. You could even set up a spike like they use for paper receipts in an office, or a paper towel holder.
When I’m quilting I use a perspex extension table on my sewing machine. This gives some extra flat table space at the same height as the needle so that it is easier to manoeuvre the quilt. I popped my roll of binding under one of the legs so that it could unroll as I sewed.
More Quilting Tips:
- How to start quilting in the middle of your quilt
- How to get neat corners on your binding
- Tip for holding your binding in place instead of pins
- How to baste a quilt with spray – so quick and easy!
- How to nest your seams for perfect matches
- How to use two rulers together