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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Attching binding on coverpro 1000 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Attching binding on coverpro 1000
V-neck wrinkles when attaching binding
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Date: 2/18/09 9:42 AM

have recently started using my Janome coverpro 1000. I have a problem with the binding on a v-neck. What should I do to prevent the bodice v-neck from gathering when I attach the binding. The picture is a muslin fortunately. Please help.

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Date: 2/18/09 10:14 AM

Try using less differential feed.

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Date: 2/18/09 1:48 PM

Thank you Nancy, I tried all the diff settings. I still have the problem. I think it might be the bias seam of the v neck. I was not sure if I should stabelize the seam because it is a knit. If I do it wont stretch at all, will that matter?

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Date: 2/18/09 3:32 PM

Did you try changing the foot pressure or stitch length?
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Date: 2/18/09 3:40 PM

Yes, you can stabilize the neck. Try a light weight knit interfacing. I have the Janome cs 1000 and when I got it the foot pressure was very heavy and if you follow the directions for loosening, well they are backwards. You know the old lefty loosey, righty tighty. they have it backwards. I ended up really letting up the foot pressure after reading this tip from Vonnevo.

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Date: 2/18/09 5:42 PM

Hi Kirsten,
This can happen sometimes with bindings. What is happening is the binding strip is being stretched too much as it's applied to the neckline. The solution is to ensure the binding stretches less as it passes through the binder and under the foot. Easier said than done.

There are numerous things you can try. Which one works is anyone's guess as each situation is different.

1. The fabric - often the issue is with the fabric. Stretchy thick (eg. cotton/lycra jersey which looks to be what you are using) fabrics can be a problem. Sometimes something as simple as shaving off 1 or 2mm from the width of the binding strip will do it. The narrower strip will feed more freely through the binder and therefore stretch less.

2. The generic binders have a piece of curly wire on the end of them where the fabric strip feeds through. The more times you wind it in and out of this wire strip the more the binding will stretch. Therefore feed the strip only through one or two times and skip the others.

3. Make sure the binding strip is supported and not hanging off the table or getting tangled in itself before feeding into the binder.

4. Spray starch - starch the binding so it feeds more easily through the binder and stretches less.

5. Presser foot pressure and differential feed - try adjusting one or both of these.

6. When all else fails - I've been known to "coach" the binding through the binder. As I sew, ever couple of inches I take a pointy stick and push the fabric along inside the binder so it's less stretched. It actually works very well but is a pain to do as you have to constantly stop sewing and help feed more fabric into the binder. As I said it's a last resort.

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Date: 2/18/09 7:18 PM

I agree, there is too much fabric in the body and too little in the binding, causing it to stretch too much and causing the wrinkles to appear. This would happen if you were to try it on your sewing machine also. Since different knits have different stretch ratios, I recommend testing on a scrap first. Then cut your binding to size.

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Date: 2/18/09 10:20 PM

Belinda,

You should put those great hints on your blog or in a tip here, or both.

And, ahem, my inbox is very, very lonely and needs an Ozzie update.

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Subject: Attaching binding on coverpro 1000 Date: 2/18/09 11:23 PM

Thank you, thank you!!!!
This is more help than I could have dreamed of. I am going to print all this out and file it in my Coverstitch file.
Belinda, I agree with Debbie, Your information should go into a place where it will be accessable to people like me.
When I did a search there was only one result that I could find so I think that everyones advice in this thread is going to help many in the future.
Must go right now and try.

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Date: 2/18/09 11:37 PM

Belinda, thanks for your binding tips
I agree, these excellent tips would be ideal in your blog.
I am still learning to use my binder/s and these tips will be a tremendous help.
Vonne
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