Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Do you know what bugs me? Binding inside corners.

Yes, in my old age, many things bug me.    Today I finished a table topper that I started last summer.   Actually I made two of these, and finished one quite quickly to give to my sister.  The other sat half made until this week.  

Back to what bugs me...   I can say that I have mastered machine binding 90 degree corners.  There were 8 of them on this little project.  But, I've yet to find a good way to machine bind inside corners.   Today, to bind this project, I used the "clip into the corner and sew on the binding in a straight line" technique.  I followed that by trimming a little of the inside corner away after stitching on the first side of the binding.  This left me with a less stuffed corner and the binding wrinkles folds in nicely... sorta..  But there has to be a better way.  

Seems to me that Karen at Sew Karen-ly taught a technique for binding inside corners when I took her Maritime Beauty class a few years back.   I must give her a dingle... 

I'd love to know your technique if you have one to share.


Kathy said...

Thanks for posting this Gail! I find that my binding of these inside corners are kind of hit and miss, using the same method really as I do on my 90 degree corners...so this is great info-how to clip and fold after marking the 1/4 inch lines. I will try this next time!
Let us know what Karen says?

Sandra said...

I bet Linda Hubbard has the answer. She does such precise work!!