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New postby sewingrandma on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:11 am

Finally ordered the bias binder feet. DH decided not only did I need the 1/2 inch size but the 1/4 inch and adjustable also. :o How awesome is that? The 1/2 inch foot came in yesterday with no instructions but I was able to sit down and apply a tape to a piece of fabric without any problems. I used a flat piece of tape and it turned in beautifully. I'll need to do some tweeting with positioning of the funnel to get the stitching where I want it but it was so easy and looked so nice and even. Just what I've been looking for. I know what I'm doing today-cutting bias tape and making receiving blankets.
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New postby MartySews2 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:49 am

Yay for new presser feet ... hope you have a lot of fun with them. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :applause: :applause: :applause: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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New postby pinecone on Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:00 pm

Wow, I am impressed with no instructions! Have fun. Is the 1/2" one large enough to bind a quilt with batting?

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New postby sewingrandma on Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:48 pm

The tunnel that you feed the quilt thru is approximately 3/8 of an inch thick so if your batting isn't too thick I would think you could. I tried flannel as bias tape this morning and it fed thru great. I can see all sorts of things I can use for bias to put on these baby items I'm making. I made 12 yards of 2 inch bias tape this morning out of a 30 inch square of fabric and it only took about an hour to get it lined, seamed and cut. I did the contious loop method instead of piecing each piece as I come to it and it went so much faster.
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New postby sewingrandma on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:31 am

My other two binder feet came in yesterday and I sat down with the 1/4 inch binder and played with it. It really is much smaller and I think I'll only be able to feed one layer of fabric thru on this one. The adjustable foot is easy to use also. I keep feeling like the tape is going to slip out but it didn't. I used it this morning to put tape on the edge of a diaper bag and it turned out beautifully. Glad I have a DH who thinks enough to get me things like this when he sees me struggling with my sewing. He really does listen.
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New postby MartySews2 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:34 pm

Brockie, my hubby does listen to me also ... most of the time. He renewed my subscription to Sew Beautiful this week as a surprise and I had a $20 coupon good at the Martha Pullen Store to use when I renewed. Well ... hubby mailed in the coupon with the subscription. :doh: :brick: :evil: So I'm out $20 that I had planned to use to buy a DVD on Antique Heirloom Sewing Techniques which is on sale today for $20.97. Now, I will have to wait until Mother's Day to get the DVD. :(
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New postby sewingrandma on Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:31 pm

Oh well Marty, they can't be expected to be perfect (or close to) all the time. DH has done boners like that too. I think my Mother's Day and Birthday gifts are taken care of for this year what with all the presser feet I just got. I don't mind.
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New postby MartySews2 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:23 pm

Oh, I just remembered, I have an anniversary coming up on the 20th of this month. Hmmm ... dinner out and a DVD would be just about right after 42 yrs of marriage. :D :D :D
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