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How to Use the Pfaff Quilt Binder

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Tired of binding your own quilts? There is an attachment for that!

Introducing the Pfaff Quilt Binder! 

Take a 1 3/4″ bias strip and instantly bind a quilt! With a few tips from a binding expert, you are guaranteed to tackle binding with JOY instead of DREAD. Learn how to get started, turn corners, and professionally end the binding with Sara’s Pfaff Quilt Binder video.

What is the Finished Binding Size?

The finished size of binding is 7/16″ (almost 1/2″).

What Size of Strip Do I Cut?

Cut the bias strip 1 3/4″ wide. Be exact. If you own an AccuQuilt GO! Cutting System purchase the AccuQuilt 1 3/4″ Strip Die. Learn how to cut bias strips using an AccuQuilt cutter here:

Which Models Does the Pfaff Quilt Binder Fit On?

The Paff Quilt Binder will fit ICON, creative, performance, and expression series machines. (*Not the creative 1.5)

Throat Plate

The Pfaff Quilt Binder attaches to the machine’s throat plate in the far right two vertical holes shown in the photo below. The newer Pfaff sewing machine models, like the Pfaff ICON models are already equipped with this new throat plate. If you do not have the required throat plate, contact your local Pfaff retailer to purchase both the throat plate and the Pfaff Quilt Binder.

What Comes with the Pfaff Quilt Binder?

The Pfaff Quilt Binder includes the Quilt Binder, foot to use with the Quilt Foot, binder plate, and screws.

Binding a Curve

Binding a curve REQUIRES bias cut strips. Adjust the needle position to make sure both the top and bottom layers of the bias binding is caught. 

The Glue Stick is Your Friend

Having a glue stick handy can help assist in creating the perfect corner while using the Pfaff Quilt Binder. It can is also used to create the perfect ending. 

At the end, cut the bias strip and fold the end and glue it. The glue will hold the fold in place as the final inches of bias fabric glides into the Pfaff Quilt Binder.

Stiletto or Seam Ripper

You will need something long and sharp to assist with the inserting of the bias strip into the Pfaff Quilt Binder as well as assisting with guiding all the layers smoothly around the entire quilt. Read here what my favorite tool is for the job here:

Thicker Battings 

If the quilt sandwich is thicker than normal because of batting choice or just lots of seams, use a serger set for a traditional 4-thread overlock stitch to help compact those thick edges.

Running Low on Binding Fabric?

We have all done it…we get to the end of the quilt and realized we have used some of the fabric that was supposed to be saved for the binding. Using a Quilt Binder takes LESS fabric. Strips are cut 1 3/4” instead of 2 1/2”.

Where to Buy?

Visit your local Pfaff retailer to confirm the Quilt Binder will fit your Pfaff sewing machine and if you need a new throat plate.

Is the Pfaff Quilt Binder Similar to the Husqvarna Viking Quilt Binder?

Yes, the Husqvarna Viking Quilt Binder includes a different foot. Click here to learn more about the Husqvarna Viking Quilt Binder.

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  2. Marti says:

    I bought the Pfaff quilt binder but was not given a demonstration on how to complete the binding. Thank you Sara for those instructions.

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