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Pfaff 5/8” Quilt Binder



Easily Add A 5/8″ Double Layer Of Binding To Your Projects – This larger quilt binder creates a ⅝” wide binding and uses 3” wide strips folded lengthwise to create a stronger, more professional edge, similar to binding by hand.

Key Features:

  • Industrial style binder, gives a professional result to all projects.
  • Wider 5/8″ (15mm) finished binding, perfect for larger projects.
  • Works with a folded strip of binding fabric to give a stronger more hand look feel.

Machine compatibility: J*, L (see below for models)


How to Use the Pfaff 5/8” Quilt Binder

To bind edges with the 5/8″ Quilter Binder, cut a 3″ wide strip of lightweight woven fabric:

  1. Attach the Quilt Binder Foot and engage the IDT. Set the machine for straight stitch or hand look quilt stitch. Place the attachment plate on the stitch plate of the machine. Align pin on the back of attachment plate to the top opening on the stitch plate of the machine. Screw the attachment plate in place with one thumb screw.
  2. Place the binder on the attachment plate.
  3. Adjust the binder into place and attach it with the two thumb screws and washers.
  4. Measure the length of your project and add at least 6” (15cm). Cut enough 1 3/4” (45mm) strips to equal that number and join the strips together.
  5. Place the pointed edge of the fabric strip in the metal guide. Using tweezers, slide the fabric strip into the binder with the wrong side facing you.
  6. When the fabric is through the end of the binder, hold the folded strip with your left hand and continue to feed it into the binder while the fabric forms a doublefold tape.
  7. Raise the presser foot and pull the strip under the foot and straight back 2.5” (5-6cm) behind the needle.
  8. Adjust the stitch position to right or left to reach the desired needle position. Test sew a sample before sewing your project.

How to sew a quilt binder corner:

Sew to the edge of the quilt, tie off and then pull the quilt out from binder. Keep the quilt close to the binder when folding the corners. Finger press the folded fabric.

Create a mitered corner:

  1. Fold and pinch the top mitered corner, pin in place with a long pin. Repeat in the same way on the back of the quilt.
  2. To continue sewing the binding, pull the fabric strip back through the binder and at the same time place the quilt back under the presser foot and into the binder again.
  3. To insure that the fold is right on both top and back, pull the quilt forward and back again a couple of times.
  4. Lower the needle to hold the binding in place and remove the needles. Pull out long thread tails behind the presser foot before start to sew. Backstitch and sew the binder in place. Repeat on the other corners.

How to end the binding:

  1. Sew the binding all the way around the quilt edges. When the edges off the binding almost meet, cut the excess of fabric in the beginning of binding as illustration.
  2. Continue to sew, overlapping the binding one more time. Remove the quilt from the binder and trim excess leaving 1” (2.5 cm) tail. Fold back the opening and pin in place. Sew a seam over the folded edge.

Compatible machines:

Category J* (Machines with 9 mm stitch width, and IDT™ system)

  • creative sensation™ pro II, pro
  • creative sensation™
  • creative vision™
  • creative performance™
  • creative™ 4.5, 4.0, 3.0, 2.0
  • performance™ 5.0, 5.2
  • quilt expression™ 4.2, 4.0, 720
  • expression™ 3.5, 3.2, 3.0, 2.0, 150, 710

* must be fitted with Needle Plate 412964309 (Sold Separately)

Category L (Machines with 9 mm stitch width, and IDT™ system):

  • creative icon™ 2, creative icon™
  • performance icon™

Additional information

Weight 0.25 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 2 × 2 in


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