Tips and Tutorials On The 22nd #9 (#TTot22)

Welcome to the 9th edition of Tips and Tutorial on the 22 (#TTot22). I am enjoying learning so much from all the great bloggers who have linked up their hints. Last month we had 12 tips and tutorials; the summary is at the bottom of today’s blog.

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I am so pleased to share with you something I learned to help machine bind easily.

Steam a Seam tape* is what I used. I bought the double package because I can keep one in my other location. Now, I did not invent it, I learned this from Bea who blogs at BeaQuilter. Here is my preferred way to do this.

  • Sew binding to front.
  • Press away from quilt.
  • Then turn over and start adding the Steam-A-Seam.
  • Finger press along seam.
  • Press to quilt with binding on top. Note: This is a bit of a sticky tape, so I wanted to stop getting it on my iron! This worked liked a charm.
  • Remove the paper.
  • Press again with your iron. Do one section at a time. Go all around the quilt
Pretty perfect for being sewn from the front!!
  • Sew from front close the the binding.

That is it! I had no sections to go over and I did not have to redo one spot. I was impressed at how easy it was to sew the binding on the back and pay no attention to it. I have used glue (messy). This is my cup of tea for a great solution to making that work. You could do this sewing it in the reverse direction, but this quilt (see yesterday’s blog) had 1/4″ points I didn’t want to loose. So, I hope you try and enjoy the technique!

Lots of fun to be had with last months tips – wreaths, napkins, circles, blogger help, and so many more. You can always see them on the linky party on my blog posts with the original links OR on Pinterest on my “Tips and Tutorials Board”. So, have fun finding out all the cool things you never knew, or things you wanted to learn!

Five favorite quilting tools
How to Join Binding Ends
Troubleshooting for Long Armers + Organizing Paper Pantos
How to Prepare Quilt Borders
Dollar Store and Back to School Shopping
More Dollar Store Treasures
Blogger and Purple
Curve Star Block Tutorial
A Tutorial for A DIY Quilt Hanger
Paper Piecing Basics and Tips
How to Serge Perfect Fabric Napkins
DIY Fall Wreath from Egg Tray
Uses for A Lint Roller in Your Sewing Studio

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Coming Up on the Blog:
Tips and Tutorials on the 22 – 9/22 
QAL by the Sea #8 – 9/29 My block!
2020 Monthly Color Challenge
#TTot22 – 10/22
TGIFF – 10/23

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  1. September 22, 2020 / 8:17 AM

    I didn’t know SaS had tape, so thanks for letting me know. I might have to try that sometime!

  2. Nancy Bekedam
    September 22, 2020 / 9:04 AM

    Brilliant! Handy! I’m with Wendy–I haven’t seen the SaS2 tape.

  3. Brenda @ Songbird Designs
    September 22, 2020 / 10:26 AM

    I haven’t seen that tape either, but sounds like some pretty handy stuff!!

  4. September 25, 2020 / 6:21 AM

    Excellent use for Steam-a-seam. I use it in bias tape applique all the time and now I know another use. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Rebecca Grace
    September 25, 2020 / 10:17 AM

    Ooh, THIS I gotta try! I think this is the 1/4″ fusible tape that I’ve used to secure and stabilize narrow rayon jersey hems before cover stitching them. Had not thought of trying it for binding. Like you, I’d attempted the glue method and I got glue all over the place, couldn’t get it to dry/stick/hold fast enough, and basically ended up grouchy and not a fan. I’m pinning your tute for experimentation on another day!

  6. October 3, 2020 / 11:09 AM

    I realized about a week ago that Bloglovin’ hasn’t been sharing any of my posts since Labor Day… and then I realized it is likely doing the same for many other blogs I follow. I’m sorry I missed out in joining the link up in September, and I have filed a help ticket with Bloglovin’. We’ll see what happens!

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