JANOME QUILT BINDER PART 2: TURNING CORNERS

HOW TO TURN THE CORNERS AS YOU ATTACH THE BINDING USING THE JANOME QUILT BINDER SET 

SEW RIGHT TO THE EDGE OF THE QUILT

  1. The trick with this wonderful Janome Quilt Binder is to sew ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE OF THE QUILT AND then stop. Do NOT stop ¼ inch from the edge like you will be used to doing with your continuous mitered corner method.
  2. Cut the thread and then GENTLY pull the quilt backwards out of the machine
    so that you pull about 4 inches of binding through.

    PULL BINDING CAREFULLY OUT TO THE BACK OF THE MACHINE

Hold this length of folded binding taut and finger press to ensure the folds stay in place. Take care not to unnecessarily stretch the fabric as you finger press.

FINGER PRESS BINDING

Bring the corner of the quilt towards you but at the same time try to keep the
binding in the mouth of the binder.

"MOUTH" OF THE BINDER

Fold a mitered corner on both the top and bottom of the quilt at the corner. I find
inserting 2 nice long pins with plastic or glass heads works well to hold the
miter in place. I make sure the pin heads are to the outside (see pic). You
could use glue if you prefer.

PIN OR GLUE AFTER FOLDING

Now here is where the tricky part comes: you need to gently pull the excess binding back up into the Quilt Binder attachment as you feed the quilt back into the mouth of the binder.

GENTLY PULL BINDING BACK INTO BINDER

Try not to roll or stretch the binding.

Take care that the underside of the binding is folded correctly (easier if you
finger pressed first) and did not pull out yards of binding or push & pull
the quilt about wildly as you did the steps above. Careful and gentle are the
words.

WHAT NOT TO DO ON THE BACK!

BACK CORRECTLY SEWN

Ensure the quilt is back in position and the needle is just above or slightly in front
of the folded corner & pins.

IN POSITION TO START SEWING NEXT SIDE OF BINDING

Start sewing again slowly & then build up speed again till you reach the edge of this next side of the quilt.

Repeat for all 4 corners.

HOW TO JOIN THE ENDS?? See Part 3 of the Quilt Binder Review.

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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