Thursday, August 19, 2010

Binding tool

Have you tried this binding tool?

binding toolI saw it demonstrated at Paducah and didn’t buy it then, but later won it in a drawing at Missouri Star Quilt Company. There is a tutorial at the link, but the one below is a little more explanatory.

Leave a 12 inch opening

binding tool5 Insert the tool under the binding and butt it up where the stitching ends.

binding tool4 Make a mark on marking line.

binding tool3 Open the binding, line up your mark with the one on the tool and cut along the diagonal line.

binding tool2For the other side, flip the tool over and follow the same procedure except put the tip of the tool on the marked line and then cut on the diagonal line. It took me a couple of times doing it wrong before I remembered this difference.

binding tool6

Sew the diagonal seam (1/4 inch) and finish attaching the binding to your quilt. It’s easy to use with good results. I would prefer that my tool be transparent instead of blue, but it works fine and it was free!

(I’m not associated with this company…just sharing a handy tip!)

Do you have any favorite tools?


  1. Seems to be a great tool. Thanks for the tip. Very interesting video.

  2. Now you need to share Jenny's tip for using the tool for a French braid!

    I am jealous, btw! I guess I am going to have to buy one as opposed to free! LOL.

  3. I have seen this tool but didn't know how to use it, so I love your demo. Very cool tool to have! I recently bought a hexagon ruler but I haven't figured out how to use it yet, so now I'm inspired to figure it out.

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