Janome Quilt Binder Set
Binding the edge of your quilt
The Quilt Binder Set lets you quickly and easily bind the edge of your quilt. The cone on the front of the fabric holder feeds and folds for a ½” finish binding. Two upper screws on the binder allow you two adjust the fold on the fabric.
- Begin by basting your quilt edges to prepare the quilt sandwich for binding
- Remove the bobbin case cover, then attach the binder plate to the bed of the machine
- Attach the foot to the machine and choose a straight stitch
- Now, mount the feeding attachment to the base
You can do basic adjustment of where the needle drops on the attachment. For fine-tuning, adjust the actual needle-drop position on your machine. Cut the end of your binding at a 45° angle. This helps in feeding the binding through the folding mechanism. Now, load it in to the feeding mechanism with the wrong side of the fabric facing you. Tweezers can be helpful. Bring the binding out the front of the foot, then turn it at a 90° angle behind the foot. Once you fold the fabric back, you’ll see the folding mechanism has created the perfect fold for a one-step binding. Starting on the middle of one side, insert your quilt sandwich in to the middle of the binding. Make sure the binding is enveloping the side. Begin sewing slowly. After a few stitches, you can make final adjustments to the needle-drop position. When you come to a corner, take one stitch beyond the quilt. Lift up the foot, hold the quilt directly to the back of the machine, finger-pressing the binding as you pull it out. Create a miter-fold by opening the binding and bringing it forward at a 45° angle and checking the back. Make sure you leave thread-tails. Use a quilt-clip, or hemostat, to secure the mitered corner as you insert the quilt back in to the binder. Starting right at the corner, with the needle dropping directly in the corner, stitch down the next side of the quilt. Repeat the mitering process for the next three corners. Finally, join the two ends of the binding as desired. You’ve now bound your quilt!