Why didn’t y’all tell me??

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19 Responses

  1. Barb says:

    Can’t wait to see the quilt!

  2. Jody says:

    I also want to see the quilt!! 🙂 I know I won’t be disappointed!!

  3. Kimberly says:

    I think I use my walking foot for almost all of my quilting. Habit, I guess, but nothing ever goes wrong with it so I think I’ll stick with it!

  4. Dianne says:

    I use mine all the time for binding! Love it! That print from Ruby makes a perfect binding.

  5. Pam says:

    I work in a quilt shop and teach some classes, and at every opportunity I try to impress on people how much better bindings can be with a walking foot. Some are hesitant to spend the extra money, but if they can get past that, they are always happy they made the purchase. Also–use it for corners of mitered borders and matching plaids or stripes.

  6. Lynda says:

    My walking foot died a sad death. Guess I need to buy a new one. I have always loved sitting and sewing on the binding by hand tho.

    Can’t wait to see that quilt. The binding is wonderful!

  7. Irene says:

    I’m going to try my walking foot next time I bind. Thanks for the tip. What I can see of your binding in the photo looks great.

  8. traceyjay says:

    I have no idea how you missed that! 🙂 It was… I think… the first thing I learned. 😉
    (cute binding… by the way)

  9. Greta says:

    Okay already I’m turning green with envy over the quilt because I know that I spy Ruby with my little eyes. Can’t wait to see the full quilt. I’m sure it will be amazing as always. And good tip about the walking foot. I didn’t know that either but saw it on a blog a few days ago. Next binding I sew on I will be trying the walking foot for sure.

  10. Irina says:

    I never try the walking foot for the binding either… I’ll give it a go. I always finish sewing the back of the binding by hand as well. thanks for the tip!

  11. Angela says:

    lol…I didn’t think you needed to know! I would have said something if I knew you didn’t do that. It definitely helps sew those bindings on easier! And I hand finish mine as well.

  12. LOL! So sorry!! That’s what I get for assuming you already knew to use the walking foot. It does make life a whole lot easier.
    Can’t wait to see the quilt!!

  13. Sha says:

    Isn’t it funny how things just hit us? I’ve had those moments too.

  14. Sherry says:

    I am glad I stopped by today and learned something new. I am new to quilting so any tips are a great help to me. I just sewed binding on a small quilt and did not use my walking foot. I will be sure to use it next time.

  15. Laura says:

    I NEVER take my walking foot off now. I think there is even a machine out there (i’m sure some of you gals have it and can say which one it is) that has the walking foot part built into the machine, so to speak, so whatever foot you use, the machine pulls through both top and bottom at the same time. Wow! That is such a great feature. Try it with long strips, then you don’t have to pin and don’t have to worry about them ending uneven. (at least that was always my problem.

  16. terri says:

    What on earth is that binding fabric called.. So FABULOUS!!!

  17. It helps with sewing flannel too. Anxious to see the quilt reveal!

  18. Erin Hutchinson says:

    I had no idea about using the walking foot for binding. Thanks for the tip! I’ll be sure to give it a try, if I ever get a quilt to the point of binding… (sigh, why oh why am I a hand quilter?)