JudyL's (Patchwork Times) method of machine stitching binding onto a quilt has fascinated me. BUT. I don't ever, ever sew over pins with my Bernina 'cause if you hit one the results are not nice. What to do? I uncovered and dusted off (literally!) the old Singer treadle sewing machine.
I love this machine. It makes such a perfect, beautiful straight stitch. And if I sew over and accidentally hit a pin, the workings of the machine are simple and easy to get to so even I can fix it. There are a few rules of engagement, though, when working with a treadle.
- Use a straight legged chair. No office chairs with rollers. That is, unless you just want to roll around and not really sew *smile*.
- Wear shoes. Preferably athletic shoes, because the sole sticks just a bit to the treadle.
This is just going to be a matter of practice. Lots of practice.