October 15, 2009

Binding Tip

Has anyone seen my Easy Angle ruler? My play room (studio sounds too much like work) looks like a tornado came through, and I can't find anything. But I did find a Fons & Porter triangle trimmer. The pink one is perfect for trimming the ends of binding strips.

Stack three or four strips together, right sides up, and trim the ends like this. Trim the opposite ends the same way.
Pin two strips together.
Sew a 1/4" seam along the edge.
Press the seam open to reduce bulk.
Don't you wish everything could be this easy?

Kim

26 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Yes! Great tip. Much better than what I'm doing now... which is not-a-thing as they stack up and wait.

Really I was thinking your tip might be "barter or hire out." hee!

Kris said...

GREAT tip! Thanks!

Sherri said...

I saw your book tonight!!! I love it! Sewed with a group of friends, and one of the ladies had just purchased it...so now I have to get it too!

QuiltSue said...

What a clever thingy that is. I've never seen it before. As for the state of your studio, don't worry the Queen (or more likely for you, the President) won't be able to drop in for afternoon today.

Barb said...

Hey....thanks!!

Millie said...

That ruler makes the binding so easy...I have it on my wish list. Thanks for the tutorial!

Tam said...

Great tip! Thanks for sharing :-)

sewmeow said...

Thanks for always showing such great tips/pictures.

Anonymous said...

I love your idea playroom vs. studio. Mine is not close to a studio but I do love to play in there!
Karin

Karen said...

That is a good idea!

SueR said...

That's a good trick! Anything to make binding a little easier!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love the Easy Angler. I've used one for year. It's perfect!!

Lori said...

I just had my Easy Angler out for some HST, but never gave it a second thought for binding. I tried it yesterday and it was perfect! Thanks for the great tip.

Candace said...

I was just packing those away today, Kim! I'd never thought to use them for binding - thanks for the tip!
Cheers!

Cheryl said...

Hi there! Popped over to your blog from Tea Rose Home. Glad I did. Love your tip for the day. Off to look at the rest of your blog.

Karen said...

It is the perfect sized triangle! I have a larger triangle I use for cutting binding strips, only because that's what I have. But, that one would be easier to handle. :o)

Cheryl said...

Cool tip...and I agree your book is wonderful!

a good yarn said...

You have such a marvellous collection of handy dandy tools! Ann :)

The Rabbit Factory said...

Great tip! Rulers rule!!!

jaybird said...

love that ruler!!

Ginger Patches said...

I love rulers that make life easier!! Now I have another to add to my list :)

Quilt Hollow said...

How did I miss this post?!
I do mine like this as well. :-)

bingo~bonnie said...

well how about that! You are so clever - and I have these little triangle trimmers and have never thought to use it like you show - but wow!!! How easy will joining binding strips will be next time! IF I remember to place all RIGHT sides up and then trim ;)

Thanks for sharing! Love from Texas! ~bonnie

bingo~bonnie said...

QUICK QUESTION - when you say "Trim the opposite ends the same way" do you mean from looking at the photo above - you just trimmed the right side of the strip... so you mean go to the left side of the strips and then rotate that red F&P triangle trimmer a 90* turn to the left so that the side with the arrows is at the bottom???

Just want to clarify.. thanks. ;)

bingo~bonnie said...

thanks for replying back to me and helping me gir it all figured out :) I used my F&P triangle trimmers for binding joining strips for the first time last weekend... and also fr me - mastered how to joing the two ends so that you don't know where it starts and stops...

I posted a few tips of my own today on my blog and linked back to yours :) Take a peak! ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Gene Black said...

I am confused. The opposite ends is the angle facing the same way or is it mirror image or something else?