I recently contacted the company Purple Hobbies and asked them if they would be interested in sending me their Third Hand Binding Folder Clip in return for an honest review. They said yes and asked me what size I wanted.
I am a machine binder and I cut my strips at 2 1/4″ when I bind quilts so I asked for that size and they sent it to me.
Earlier this week I finished the machine quilting on this quilt… and thought it was the perfect time to give the binding tool a try.
I am terrible at reading directions and terrible about learning how to use anything new to me. Thankfully these instructions were SUPER easy to read and understand.
I started out by cutting my binding strips and sewing them together just as I normally do.
I clipped The Third Hand tool to my ironing board and quickly found I was having trouble getting the 2 1/4″ strips into the gadget.
I took it off, I fed the fabric through the tool easy-peasy. I did use my tool to push the fabric through.
Then I clipped it onto the ironing board. I pulled the fabric through and then ironed it. Pulled again and then ironed again.
Oh, my word. It was so easy. No burning fingers. The fabric fed through perfectly!! I am completely and totally impressed with this little gadget.
When I first looked at it, I was convinced that the fabric would shift and not be even but it didn’t. It stayed aligned!
It only took a minute or so to feed the fabric all through and iron it.
I’ll admit that sometimes I don’t iron my binding strips in half because I hate burning my fingers with the iron. This was a breeze.
I am sold on this product and will use it again and again.
I know many of you bind your quilts with 2 1/2″ strips. No worries. The Third Hand Binding Tool is available in seven different sizes from 3 1/2″ down to 1.125. You can see all of the sizes HERE.
If you are looking for a little gift for a quilty friend or for yourself, I highly recommend The Third Hand Binding Tool.
Even though I primarily use 2 1/4″ strips, I think I’m going to buy the 2 1/2″ size too. I often get charity quilts in that I bind and someone has already cut the binding strips at 2 1/2″. That way I’ll have both sizes.
I just love when I find a gadget I love. If you’re interested, you can order them HERE. Heather at Purple Hobbies has extended a discount code to my readers. If you type in JoSentMe (all one word) you get 20% off your entire order.