Last year I purchased this Simplicity bias machine at a quilt show specifically to make all the binding for AG.It looks a bit like something that Frankenstein was hooked up to :) My first attempts weren't so successful so I had put aside and it was gathering dust.
Before putting it on eBay I thought I would give it another try. I watched a couple of YouTube clips which gave me some handy hints. Armed with this information, I had more success.
The true test will come when I try and do some long lengths of different fabrics joined together for the borders so I'm keeping it for now. Getting the right width is crucial and I spray a little starch before putting it through the machine.
You do get a nice binding that sits flat on the fabric, more so than with the method I learnt from Di Ford. However, because you can get this same effect with a Clover bias maker I don't think I would recommend buying one of these machines unless you are going to make a LOT of binding.
|I use my stone apples to weigh down the fabric on my light box.|
These fabrics always make me smile.
I hope you can find some sewing time this week.