Perfect Binding

I have tried all kinds of binding techniques, but the Perfect Binding DVD (33483) by Sharon Schamber changed my quilting life. I even use it with my Piping Hot Bindings. Of course the method works for binding anything, so if you aren’t a quilter, it’s still fantastic. When you see how she joins binding strips, your jaw will drop! It’s worth the price of the DVD just for that, but there’s so much more in it.

She uses Elmer’s Washable School Glue, which put me off at first, but you can also use Glue-Baste-It. There used to be special tips available, but the manufacturer discontinued them, so I searched the store to find a substitute and found it in our Quilling Department. The little bottle you see being used here can be filled with your favorite glue and get tiny drops. (16297) Using the glue lets you have everything set, no pins, when you go to the sewing machine.
One of the keys to Sharon’s method is using the iron to set the glue, so it sticks immediately. Yet you can undo it if you need to. I used the glue method to do the binding on this fun paper pieced project, the Yucatan Sunshine Folding Gift Box. ( 50430) I loved it the minute I saw the pattern. It’s easy to follow, and there are papers for three boxes. I used two layers of Shapeflex (93726) and Steam-a-Seam for my sample. The box unfolds to be a centerpiece, so it does double duty!

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2 thoughts on “Perfect Binding

  1. Well thats so attractive.I also love to make such type of bindings and i do have some made by my own, but this was something new for me. I got new idea to add on in my collection where i can make something new again.Thanks you so much for sharing this to us.dsi r4

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