Answers to a Few Questions

I had a few questions about my post yesterday. Since I’m not home, I thought it would be easiest to address them here.

First, that beautiful backing fabric is a vintage sheet! Sorry, but I’m pretty certain it is no longer available. But try thrift shops. 


Secondly, I cut my binding strips 2.5 inches wide.

I will try to do a more complete machine binding tutorial soon with lots of pictures. But it might be a while. I took my trusty Bernini 1030 in for service recently and it wans to skip stitches every time I do a binding now. Grrrrr!!!


If I go very slowly, it does okay. But who’s got time for that?

Not me! Have a good one!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to Answers to a Few Questions

  1. Try a topstitching size 80 needle with the long eye and that might stop the skipped stitches,

  2. Li says:

    Please let us know what they determine is the problem on the Bernina. I have been experiencing the same problem myself and was wondering what direction to go with the fix. So far, I have just been using another machine.

  3. quiltipatti says:

    my first two thoughts – completely rethread the machine and put in a new needle. every needle in the pack is not always perfect. it happens. patti in forida

  4. Kathleen says:

    With a 2.5 inch binding, do you find that the binding is not “full” after folding over to the other side? I use Warm and Natural or Warm and White batting which is not very thick, so it turns out that a 2.5 binding isn’t full unless I pull it further than the line of stitching holding the binding.

  5. Omainiowa says:

    I had same problem with my old workhorse Bernina 930. I did as quiltipatti said and completely rethreaded the machine with a new needle. Also make sure to use the same thread on top and in the bobbin. Worked for me and I’ve had no problems since.

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