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MareeAlison
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Date: 5/7/06 8:08 PM

With regard to the generic binders mentioned by Debbie and Vonne in a different thread (see here), can anyone post a picture of how they fit to your combined or standalone CS machine.

The reason being is that I'm interested in buying one but don't know if I can adapt it to fit my Pfaff Coverhem overlocker. If I can see what it looks like on a machine I can see whether I may be able to adapt it for mine. The binders for the Pfaff (none of which I'm told work with stretch fabrics) seem to fit straight on to the needle whereas this one gives the appearance of being at right angles to the needle.

Hope someone can help.

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Date: 5/7/06 8:35 PM

Hi Maree,
I have photos here of mine.

Just one thing to consider seeing you are in Sydney (which is more humid than Melbourne), Blu-Tack kind of 'melts' in humidity so the binder may move during the summer months. I've never had a problem but another Sydney sider said she had a few problems. The best part though is it's cheap and easy to try.

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Date: 5/7/06 9:23 PM

Some of these photos from Debbie Cook's website may help.

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Date: 5/7/06 9:24 PM

Thanks Kris. I was just getting ready to post that link.

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Date: 5/7/06 9:32 PM

These pictures are very informative.

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Date: 5/7/06 10:10 PM

Thank you Debbie and Belinda - your photos are a brilliant resource. It would be good to tie them to a general coverstitch thread so they are always there. Maybe they are and I don't know where to look.

Belinda - the blue tac should work well here as I live in an old Federation house which is always cold inside. The binders look like the Pfaff 40mm binder which has what I call the elongated paper clips on the end and the dealer who has never used it says it won't work on stretch fabrics because of the end. That binder costs $244 though and I really can't afford to experiment with that sort of money. It would be much better to experiment with about $25 worth.

The brother binder looks very good too. I assume the difference is that it does the double fold and the other generic version has a single fold on the back.

I'm getting enthusiastic here.

I appreciate all your help. PR members are the best.

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Date: 5/7/06 11:30 PM

Maree,

The generics come in two versions ... one which will do the double fold on both the front and the back ("B" style), and another which will do a single fold on the back and double on the front ("A" style). I like the single fold because it gives you a less bulky binding and the CS loops cover any raw edges.

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Date: 5/7/06 11:48 PM

Debbie - I agree with what you say about the single fold on the back. That's the one I'll get first up. Thanks again.

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Date: 5/7/06 11:49 PM

>>which has what I call the elongated paper clips on the end

The binders I have from Cut&Sew (Ebay guy) all have the curly wire on the end and work fine with knits. With stable knits I thread the strip in and out through the wire, with stretchy knits I prefer to use the wire thing just as a guide to keep the strip straight. In other words you can use it or not. It can even be bent out of the way if need be.

>>That binder costs $244 though

My Brother foot cost me about the same. It did come with a great foot though which I use with all the binders.

The Brother is 1/2" double fold. The other type comes in varying width and both in single and double fold. I have at least 6 of these. One can't have enough binders. I absolutely love them and use them all the time.

I bought the Brother one first, enabled Debbie, then she found the Ebay guy and got me back.

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Date: 5/8/06 0:17 AM

Belinda - the Pfaff binder only is a binder for $244, no foot. They know how to charge and the advice I get is so conflicting. First she told me to buy that one out of the 3 binders available for the pfaff and then she said it wouldn't work with stretch fabrics and I shouldn't buy it. For the moment I won't buy it although I have tracked it down for a much better price in the UK.

I agree you can never have too many binders, but I should start with one. I'm off to look on ebay but you got me sidetracked with picturetrail and I ended up putting some NZ hol shots on it. I'm going to put a link to that on the SDU thread just to prove to Judy and Keely that it was sunny everywhere I went.

I loved your sewing room shots in your photos too by the way.

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Maree - Sydney, Australia

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