I didn’t want to start the New Year off on a negative note by talking about terrible tools…BUT the official New Year is over so I can NOW talk about MY worst tool for 20013…oh heck…let’s change that to the worst tool EVER!! This one is just plain BAD!! Now you may love this tool but for me it was just more work!
I’m referring to The Binding Tool…it looks like this…
I learned how to quilt from books. The binding method that I learned was the straight across method that left my binding with a bump…sort of looked like a snake that had swallowed a mouse. Well, maybe not THAT bad but you could always tell where my binding started and stopped! It always bothered me…
So I bought The Binding Tool…There are directions right on the tool…unfortunately no one knew how to figure it out…lots of flipping and flapping this ruler around!! So whenever I needed to put on binding I would bring out this tool AND I would turned to the YouTube video that Missouri Star put out on THE BINDING TOOL. The Missouri Star lady states right at the beginning that there was a lot of confusion using this ruler…whew…it’s not just me!!
SEW…I would follow the video, pause it, do it, play, pause, do , play-pause-do, play-pause-do, EVERY TIME!! After the 5th binding I still had to play-pause-do!! BUT my bindingss were lovely! I will give you that much!!
On my 6th Binding I went to pull up The Binding Tool Video and keyed in ‘Missouri Star Binding video’ by accident…well let me tell you…the Heavens Opened and I heard heavenly music!!! They had ANOTHER VIDEO…a much BETTER, EASIER and FOOL-PROOF way of putting on Binding WITHOUT this ruler!!
I have NOT used this ruler once since then…and I will NEVER use this ruler AGAIN!! I watched the video twice and have never watched it again…my binding are now easy to do, they are perfect, they are not stressful to put on, in fact… they are a JOY!! And I don’t need a tool or a video to put them on!!
My question to Missouri Star is WHY do they have two binding videos? If I was them, I would say at the end of The Binding Tool Video… “Now toss this Binding Tool AWAY and go to Video that shows you the the proper, easier method for perfect bindings every time!!” Just sayin’…
SEW… I’m pleased to say that Sweet P has now got perfect bindings, no lumps or bumps on those bindings…now if she could only get rid of lumps and bumps so easily on other places!! :o)
Wow…I was really wordy today, wasn’t I? So what about you?…what’s the worst tool on your sewing table?? Come on, cough it up!! We want to know…~P