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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Adjusting brother binder??? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 6/6/12 4:17 PM

I have the brother 2340cv machine and the 1/2" double fold binder. My examples come out looking like the coverstitch blog 3rd photo where the underneath fold raw edge is not covered by the looper stitches. It looks exactly like the little red/blue sweatshirt example. The example is on a babylock The blog suggests to loosen right screw and slide it a tiny bit to the right. (I assume top screw) on brother. But..... That guide is already pushed as far left on the screw possible so I cannot move it to right at all. Can anyone help with this problem?
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Date: 6/6/12 8:51 PM

Firstly are talking about Debbie Cook's blog and in particular this page? It would help if you were more specific.

On Debbie's blog, there are two photos showing two different binders and different screws. I have no idea which photo you are talking about but if you look at the Brother binder the top screw is top guide and the bottom screw is the bottom guide. You can adjust BOTH screws to adjust the fabric. Personally I've never touched the Brother binder. I found the factory settings to be good for most fabrics. Every fabric will fold differently so I prefer not to adjust my binders every single time but rather leave them set at a position that works for most fabrics. If a little bit of excess fabric is on the wrong side, so be it. It's better than the stitching not catching the fabric plus wasting my time adjusting the binder continuously.

Above all with these binders you have to practice, practice, practice and work out what works for you. That's how most of us learnt. The Brother instructions I found to be very good to get started and after that it was up to me to use the binder to get a feel for it. It's not a precise art. Every fabric and binding project is different so experience is the best way to learn. Well other than cutting the binding strips. You need to be VERY precise when cutting the width of your strips and each fabric will be a slightly different width. This makes more difference than anything in my experience.

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Date: 6/6/12 9:47 PM

Thank you for replying to my problem Yes it is Debbie cooks blog sorry, and it is the 3rd picture down on the page you linked to me in your reply. I line up the first few inches of the binder material to the right so it rides the edge of the special brother foot when it starts binding.The binder works pretty easy but all my samples always comes out looking Exactly like the 3rd picture on Debbies blog Page you linked in your response, where the left needle is not at edge, and therefore the looper of course is not over edge of material. My samples are all coming out pretty consistent in looks, but all look like picture 3 in Debbies blog picture. Also I measured strip exactly 40mm with a mm ruler. I have the binder Itself on machine with black arrow on machine base pointing to the protruding arrow on the"A" of the binder. Should I slide the binder itself over and instead of lining it up with the Protruding diamond of the "A" side on the binder line it up somewhere else instead of changing screws?

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Date: 6/6/12 11:08 PM

As I said these binders are not an exact art. The A and B alignement arrows are only guides to get you started. Once you start sewing, after about 4", move the binder left or right in the slot so the left needle is stitching on the fabric edge. It's important to sew a few inches first before adjusting because the binding strip needs to stretch first. When it stretches the binding gets narrower.

As I've explained every fabric is different, so the alignment of the binder will be different every time. Some fabrics at thinner, some stretcher, etc. you need to adjust for this. The amount though will be very small and minimal. The guides are reasonably accurate and any adjustment is only aiming for perfection.

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Date: 6/6/12 11:26 PM

Thank you so very much for your expert advice. I would feel much better trying to slide the binder rather than altering screws and factory settings. I wasnt sure if the "A" setting was something that was to be followed exactly or if I could just slide blinder a little. This site has been a life saver for me and so has all your advice. I'm actually starting to like my machine now that I have been able to get a better understanding of how to work it. Thanks Again!!!

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