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From: lovestosew
Date: 10-25-2005, 12:14 AM (1 of 4)
Has anyone tried the quilt binder attachment at http://

User: lovestosew
Member since: 10-24-2005
Total posts: 2
From: Chrysantha
Date: 10-25-2005, 01:21 AM (2 of 4)
I have one from another company...I was told it was fabulous and would work with my machine (it came with different attachments for the shank).
It's a pain in the a**. None of the 'shanks' really fit my machine. I had to 'take some off the foot' ( sand it down, it's plastic and my needles broke like there was no tomorrow, till I figured it out).
I spent $125. for nothing. It sits gathering dust. I even went to class to learn to use it. It didn't work there either...

It's been sitting on a shelf for 2 yrs now....

my .10 cents....(hurricane prices... :bluewink: )
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: diayag
Date: 11-02-2005, 03:46 PM (3 of 4)
I have the dubious distinction of having TWO ! binder attachments - the first was buried from a few years earlier, and forgotten, when I was sold the second. Not long ago you had a thread on "what useless tools have you bought". This is certainly one. It is one of those things that is supposed to make the job easier and doesn't. IF (big if) it actually solves problems in one area of adding binding, learning to use it you discover a new set of problems you didn't have doing it the old way. Maybe it relates to how difficult it is for you to do it the old way. I never thought attaching binding was hard. The hardest part is handling the huge quilt. So to move it once instead of twice through your machine has its attractions but if that is really so much trouble, baste the binding on by hand with big stitches and then sew it once. That will work, give you much less trouble and save you money.
User: diayag
Member since: 01-10-2003
Total posts: 10
From: jessi1959
Date: 11-30-2005, 06:40 AM (4 of 4)
Hmm So my guess is dont waist my money? I hate sewing by hand also so when i see this chat thought would read it. Thanks for input. Linda
User: jessi1959
Member since: 01-17-2005
Total posts: 49
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