How did I not know how much nicer it is to sew on binding using a walking foot? I was working on a quilt Saturday–I got the quilt sandwiched, basted, & quilted, and I was down to the binding by Saturday afternoon. I decided to give my walking foot a go for the binding. I have always used my 1/4″ foot for the binding but I really dislike having to sow that quilt around to get the binding sewn on–I know you know what I’m talking about. So, I whipped out the walking foot…and voila!…so much better. How, after a mere 12+ years of making quilts did I not know this? I give myself a pass for the first 2 years of making quilts as I don’t believe my good buddy the walking foot came long until around year 2 or so…so, that leaves 10 years…lame–o! =)
If you haven’t tried using your walking foot for sewing on binding, definitely give it a whirl! I used it to initially sew the binding to the quilt but I do hand sew my binding after this step.
PS….I’m hoping to be able to share that quilt up there with you sooner rather than later! =)