In a previous post, I mentioned that I sometimes purchase notions or quilting tools, only to have them sit in the drawer and never use. After watching a tutorial at Missouri Star Quilt Company featuring the binding tool, I was willing to chance the purchase with the hope that a binding tool might make my binding look a little better and WOW….does it ever.
Here’s a few photos to give you an idea. I put two pins in along the side of my quilt that are 12″ apart.
I cut my binding strips and sewed them together. I folded the strip in half and sewed it to the quilt, starting at one pin and stopping at the last pin…making sure I allowed 10″ extra on each side.
Using the directions on the tool and watching Missouri Star Company’s tutorial again, I cut the binding and sewed the pieces together.
I pinned the cut ends in place and sewed.
I turned the binding strips over and sewed them in place. I honestly, can’t tell where the binding was spliced together…
It was SIMPLE and easy and well worth the cost of $8.95. Head on over to Missouri Star and watch the tutorial on the binding tool. I am warning you, Missouri Star has lots of tutorials that I LOVE! They are quick and fun. You might find yourself watching several of the videos.
Just to let you know how much I LOVE the binding tool…I am storing it with my rulers because I plan on using it a lot….No back of the drawer storage for this quilting jewel.
what a cute quilt!! and binding is my worst, I need to get one of those tools to see if I can fix my messes :)