Friday, October 13, 2006

How to ruin a binding in several easy steps

Nina asked how did I ruin the binding. It is very easy to mess up binding if you are stressed out! First, you sew it on with too wide of a seam. That means there won't be enough fabric to turn over to the back. Then you try to remedy the problem by trimming the seam a little bit, which makes the binding almost disappear on the front. The you also, accidentally, cut the fabric on the corner and leave yourself a nice hole when you flip the binding over. Then you give up and rip it all off and start over! I still wasn't able to face it again today.. maybe tomorrow!

Car update - DH and I went by the dealership this morning and DH asked if they had any new info. on the backordered part. The service manager said they would be checking on it sometime this morning and would give us a call. Stacy told him about my planned trip out of town and the service manager said they would get me a rental if the car wasn't done by Wednesday!! I called them at noon and the backordered part was supposed to be shipped today and arrive on Monday. And if everything goes perfectly, I WILL have my car back on Wednesday. The good news is that they are also fixing the driver's seat belt which was causing the airbag light to stay on and they are also fixing Maddie's seat belt, which locked in position as soon as you put it on. Honda warranties their seatbelts for the life of the car. Yeah Honda!

Hope everyone has a great weekend. I am off to clean up the sewing room. It is currently about waist (or waste!) deep!

8 comments:

Darcie said...

What a bind you're in, Sarah! (Pun intended!) It WILL get better though!

Glad to hear that your Honda dealer is cooperating. He must know that bloggers hold a lot of power! Word spreads!

quiltpixie said...

hope the next try at the binding goes well :-)

Anonymous said...

Binding is such a pain! Hope it goes better tomorrow!

JudyL said...

I didn't know Honda warranted their seatbelts forever. I should read your blog more often! :)

I can't tell you how many times I've trimmed seams on binding and cut holes in the corners. You'd think I'd learn after doing it so many times.

Good luck with both the car and the binding.

Judy L.

ForestJane said...

Hope everything gets fixed - you'll probably get the air conditioning just in time to need the heater instead... lol

Nines said...

Isn't Jane funny? But I was thinking the same thing! You are traveling North, you know! But the defrost seems to work better when you have ac, so... What am I doing, today, on my first day back at the sewing machine? hmmm... I need to quilt up that denim quilt- got the backing pieced, yesterday, so I'm all ready to go. (I'll know who to call when I need to bind all 6 of them! Hopefully you won't be stressed!) Bill is putting an electric pole up at the Sulc's- do you remember that big one in my yard- by the driveway? It's finally going! Abe and Paul have nasty colds and my throat is sore- uh-oh. Do you remember those homespun baskets I started when you were still living here? I have an urge to work on them- maybe the fall weather. Why am I typing all of this out?- you know what a terrible typist I am. I'll call you in a bit!

joyce said...

THe only good thing about binding is that it means the quilt is done. I have done almost everything wrong that could go wrong including sewing it to the back and having to fold it to the front. That doesn't look good at all and I had to rip off the entire binding and do it again.

Isobel said...

I thought I was the only one that did things like this and I supposed it was due to somewhat advancing age. If laughter is good medicine, you made me healthier today. Thanks.