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heidip
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Date: 8/10/12 2:19 AM

Hi everyone.

I've had a janome coverpro for a few months now and am loving it! I've been searching the Internet and this site for some information on getting my bindings better on t-shirts. I'm hoping that someone may be able to help me or give me some tips.

I usually use fabric that is 90% cotton and 10% Lycra/spandex. And that is for the t-shirt and the binding. When I bind the necks I find that it is gathering the t-shirt neck slightly and it's ending up a bit wavy. I find also that even as close as I can get the t-shirt neck into the binder, the fabric binding stretches out a bit and the binding doesn't end up tight or firm against the neck line.

I have tried using spray starch on the binding, but haven't found that it makes much difference.

Has anyone got any tips for me on how to stop the waviness and how to get the bindings firmer on the neckline.

Thanks
Heidi

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Date: 8/11/12 0:36 AM

You might have to do some reading, but you should be able to find some information about using the binders on this thread, Janome Coverrpro Coverstitch Machines CP900 & CP1000.

Good luck finding the info you're looking for. I have a CP1000, but don't have the binders for it.

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Date: 8/11/12 8:12 AM

Are you serging them onto the edge before you coverstitch? Are you adjusting the differential feed? The collar should actually be just a bit shorter than the neck opening, so that the negative ease makes it rest against your body instead of pooching out.

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Date: 8/11/12 8:37 AM

I'm using the binder attachment to attach the binding so hence, not actauuly needing to measure the neck edge. I have tried adjusting differential feed, tensions, pressure foot, stitch length.
When I bind the neck edge, the binding is stretching out to e right, preventing the garment neck edge butting up firmly against the binding. Then sometime I find the neck edge ends up a bit wavy, like a very fine uneven gather,appearing to me I have a problem with the binding stretching too much and then retracting when you take it out of the machine giving the gathered appearance.

I'm slowly trawling through the massive thread!i think I might invest in the extension table to see if that helps my problem.

Any other advice or suggestions would be appciated!

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Date: 8/11/12 9:52 AM

many fans of Debbie Cook's tutorials on PR Hope THIS helps

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Date: 8/11/12 9:59 AM

Thanks for the link. I've been trying for a few days to look at Debbie's blog, but the pictures won't come up.

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Date: 8/11/12 10:25 AM

I have the same problem, no pictures.

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Date: 8/11/12 10:53 AM

Debbie Cook's photos aren't showing up because there is a disconnect between her online photo service (or wherever she stores her photos) and her blog. She has a very informative blog so I hope the problem gets fixed soon.

ETA: Here is a link I found posted 8/9/12 on Pg. 427 of the Janome Coverpro Coverstitch Machine CP900 & CP1000 thread at the bottom of the page:

Debbie Cook's Blog

It's still not showing any photos so keep checking back.

-- Edited on 8/11/12 7:35 PM --

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Date: 8/26/12 3:42 PM

I am making a rayon knit jersey dress and I'm binding the neck and armholes. If I understand you correctly, I was having the same problem. The rayon jersey was just too stretchy, and would not go through the binder correctly. It got too stretched out. I

I tried cutting some fusible interfacing for the binding, but then there was no stretch to it. I then remembered my "Designs Plus" Super Fine Bias Stay Tape. It is only 3/8" wide and my binding is cut 1 1/8 in wide. But I just fused a long strip of tape to both of the long edges of the binding and then fed it through the binder. It was just enough stabilizing to make it behave.

Nadine :)

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