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    Binding question

    This may have been asked before but I admit I'm lazy and didn't look it up. When sewing on binding do you use your walking foot or your quarter inch foot? I feel like with the quarter inch foot things don't flow as easy, but my walking foot doesn't have a quarter inch mark so I have a hard time with my width.

    Does anyone have any ideas?
    Lori

    http://sewtimeforme.blogspot.com/

    #2
    Re: Binding question

    Well, I am not the expert, but I use my presser foot. I don't have a 1/4 inch foot or a walkingfoot
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    Terry

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      #3
      Re: Binding question

      I use both, for smaller projects or ones with a solid piece of fabric for the borders I may use the 1/4" foot but with larger quilts, especially if they have a pieced or no border I use the walking foot. I always use a 2 1/4" binding strip and sew it on with a generous 1/4" seam so I get a binding that is "filled".
      Beth

      Procrastinate. It frees up time to quilt!

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        #4
        Re: Binding question

        I use a regular pressure foot since I tend to sew a wee bit more than 1/4" when sewing on my binding.

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          #5
          Re: Binding question

          I use a walking foot but my walking foot was a mark for a quarter inch seam. When I get home later this afternoon I will take a picture. My machine is a Bernina.
          Wendy
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            #6
            Re: Binding question

            I use my walking foot and the edge of that foot as my guide. It works just fine on a 2 1/2" binding. I first tried my 1/4" foot but I had too much overlap to the back of the quilt.
            sigpicLinda :icon_wave:

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              #7
              Re: Binding question

              I use my regular presser foot.
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                #8
                Re: Binding question

                I use my walking foot and mark the sewing machine with painter tape for the 1/4 inch.
                Carrie



                I cut it twice and it was still too short!

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                  #9
                  Re: Binding question

                  I also use the walking foot .

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                    #10
                    Re: Binding question

                    I use my presser foot and use the edge of the foot as the 1/4 inch guide. Good luck, have fun!!

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                      #11
                      Re: Binding question

                      Definitely the walking foot. I have a spot on the foot that is 1/4" so I follow that edge. I also use a quilting needle--either a 90 or a 90-14. I use a stitch length of 3.0 since there are multiple layers.

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                        #12
                        Re: Binding question

                        I use my walking foot and move my needlegs to the right one setting.

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                          #13
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                          Walking foot for me. Can't imagine not using it.

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                            #14
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                            I use my walking foot with a 1/4" foot on it. My machine is a Janome 8200

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                              #15
                              Re: Binding question

                              Originally posted by LindaKay75 View Post
                              I use my walking foot and the edge of that foot as my guide. It works just fine on a 2 1/2" binding.
                              I do the same. I match the edge of walking foot even with the edge of the quilt sandwich and use a 2 1/2 inch binding.

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