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Tip: Roll Trim on Your Wrist

This reader-submitted tip was originally featured in Quick Stuff to Quilt (Fall 2014).

When I used to stitch long lengths of binding, rickrack, or other trims to a garment or quilt, the trim often got caught under the wheel of my chair or became tangled before it reached the sewing-machine needle. Now, I loosely roll the trim and place it over my wrist so it gently unwinds as I stitch it in place. I’m right-handed, so I place the roll on my left wrist. As long as the roll is loose enough, it revolves around my wrist, feeds smoothly, and doesn’t twist as it unrolls.

-Carolyn Aurand, Dixon, Illinois

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  1. kennethharris | | #1

    Impressive :-)

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    RobberStokery | | #2

    Looks really freshy

  3. GeneHayon | | #3


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