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    depending on the item and the length of the stitch...scotch tape is wonderful and doesn't gum up the sewing machine

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    Thanks Randy, I've been wondering about a binding foot.... but then I like gadgetry!

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    Part of the problem is gros grain is usually made for flat application like straps or a decorative edging. It was not really intended for binding. It is woven to keep it straight and flat. That does not mean it can not be folded. I, personally have never had much luck with it for things like tarp binding. I've given up using it. What ever works...
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    I prefer to feed the grosgrain into my Tape Binding attachment and just mash on the pedal.
    I no longer mess with pins, glue, tape, ironing, etc.
    I can bind an edge with grosgrain in just a few minutes and get professional looking results every time.



    I bought mine from this place.
    http://www.cutexsewingsupplies.com/s...aw-Edge/Detail

    Worth it's weight in Dutchware.
    This attachment can add years to your life if you edge bind with grosgain very often. It's not very expensive and well worth it. I use one very similar. For one project you can get by with folding, ironing, etc, but grosgrain likes to be flat. For two or more projects a binding attachment is worth investing in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    I prefer to feed the grosgrain into my Tape Binding attachment and just mash on the pedal.
    I no longer mess with pins, glue, tape, ironing, etc.
    I can bind an edge with grosgrain in just a few minutes and get professional looking results every time.



    I bought mine from this place.
    http://www.cutexsewingsupplies.com/s...aw-Edge/Detail



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    Get some Clover Wonder Clips they work awesome and are a lot easier than pinning.

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    I just tried to order one of these and they are out of stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by Detail Man View Post
    This attachment can add years to your life if you edge bind with grosgain very often. It's not very expensive and well worth it. I use one very similar. For one project you can get by with folding, ironing, etc, but grosgrain likes to be flat. For two or more projects a binding attachment is worth investing in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    I prefer to feed the grosgrain into my Tape Binding attachment and just mash on the pedal.
    I no longer mess with pins, glue, tape, ironing, etc.
    I can bind an edge with grosgrain in just a few minutes and get professional looking results every time.



    I bought mine from this place.
    http://www.cutexsewingsupplies.com/s...aw-Edge/Detail

    Worth it's weight in Dutchware.
    Wow, that is a neat piece of gadgetry there. I am weary though as I don't see my sewing machine (Hobby 741) listed as compatible. Do you know what size screw that is by any chance?

    I like the quilt clip idea too. If this really cool gadget turns out to not fit my sewing machine, I think I am going to iron the grosgain then use the quilt clips to clip it on.

    Excellent excellent advice, I am so happy I asked! Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    I'm not sure of the hole size. From the few photos I've been able to find online, it doesn't look like your machine has the mounting holes needed for this.
    Bummer.
    ahhh that is quite a bummer. Thanks for looking. I think, for now, I am going to go the iron and clip route.

    I do plan on buying my own sewing machine, nothing expensive, <100$. Cause I know eventually my gf's mom is going to want hers back I will look in to it then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadphans View Post
    ...I do plan on buying my own sewing machine, nothing expensive, <100$...I will look in to it then.
    Most new "inexpensive" machines will have one hole or no holes instead of the two needed. The older good quality machines frequently recommended here typically have the two holes.

    Quote Originally Posted by HURTHEART View Post
    I just tried to order one of these and they are out of stock.
    They have them at their ebay store. The price appears higher but shipping is included.

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