JANOME QUILT BINDER PART 3: HOW TO JOIN THE ENDS OF THE BINDING

Before I conclude my 3 part series on how to use the JANOME QUILT BINDER SET, I  think I should pre-empt queries about which machine models this Quilt Binder will work on.  Please note that this Quilter Binder is for use on the following Janome sewing machine models ONLY: MC11000 (all models); Mc6500P; MC6600P;  and MC7700QCP/Horizon.

let’s pick up where we left off at the end of Part 2:

Continue attaching the binding to the quilt until you are about 6 inches from where you  started.

STOP sewing by doing a lock or tie off stitch and cut the threads.

Remove the quilt and the remaining binding strip from the Binder attachment.

Pull binding out of the binder attachment and trim tails to 4-6 inches long

Remove the Binder attachment and base plate from the
machine.

Put the bobbin cover back onto the machine and switch to
either a regular foot or satin stitch foot. You certainly could use the Janome  Acufeed foot or regular walking foot,  but why bother – you are only going to be  sewing down the last 4-6 inches of binding. Remember……this is fun……big  deep breaths!

You will now join those 2 tails of binding. This really is done in a very similar way to how you join your continuous binding.

MARK WHERE THE TAILS MEET

Lay the quilt flat and fold the 2 binding tails until  they meet ……but not quite: leave about 1/8 inch between the 2 ends.

Mark these 2 folds with a pin, fabric marker or finger pressing as this will be your sewing line so you need to see it. Cut away  excess binding leaving seam allowances of approx ¼ inch.

I usually fold my quilt and pin it to take up the slack so that it is easier to work with the ends to join.

PIN FOLD IN THE QUILT TO MAKE JOINING THE TAILS EASIER

Sew the join. I do mine straight across. You are welcome to
do the slant/45 degree angle seam if you prefer. I just have too little time and too many quilts, so I opt for the quick option!

SEW 1/4 SEAM TO JOIN BINDING

Press seam OPEN + tuck raw edges under on both sides
of the quilt.

Pin in place on the quilt. I find that putting a set of pins
vertically on the back with the heads  sticking beyond the edge of the quilt & then a second set on the top (running along where you will stitch) works best. That way you know all edges are accounted for!

Take out pins as you go and stitch down the last section of binding.

BINDING COMPLETED; JOINED & SEWN DOWN

You may press the corners and this should be enough to hold in place. However, if you prefer, tuck a little piece of Steam-a-seam 2 under the corner folds before pressing. Ask your local Janome Dealer about this product – they are bound to have it to sell to you. I usually use the roll of 1/2 inch wide and just tear off a tiny piece to pop under seams & corners etc. Wonderful stuff!!

Of course, you can slip stitch by hand but that is generally not my style.

REMINDER: SEE BLOGPOSTS JULY AND NOV 2010 for more about the Quilt binder. The November 2010 blogpost covers single and double binding as well as other size bindings.

Please contact your local Janome dealer if you are as smitten with this Quilt Binder as I am – if you do not have a Janome sewing machine that this Binder will work on, your local dealer will be most happy to show you one of the above models …………I DID say that it saves you a whole lot of time doing your quilt bindings!!!! Don’t laugh…..you would not be the first person to buy a new sewing machine just to get your hands working on this incredible Quilt Binder.

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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2 Responses to JANOME QUILT BINDER PART 3: HOW TO JOIN THE ENDS OF THE BINDING

  1. DELORES says:

    I’m getting ready to use my binder set,i’ve downloaded your pic’s and directions,hoping it helps much as i’m having trouble picturing this yet,however after some redo to my binding i am ready for trial.Love my Horizen tho’.

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