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    Posted: 10 June 2018 at 12:37am
I have an Ultrafeed LSZ1 and using a 1" Swing-Away Binder.

I am having trouble getting the binding to snug around the assembly.  I am binding three layers, a 1/8" closed cell foam called Low-E, sandwiched between a very light ripstop nylon on one side and a quilted ironing board fabric on the other.  I'm using a 1" grosgrain ribbon to bind these.

Every time I attempt to bind them, the binding leaves about a 1/8" amount of binding around the edge, so the binding does not snug up/wrap all the way around the assembly, and only catches about 1/8" of the assembly material.

Any ideas?  I had the same issue using the 1-1/4" binder with a 1-1/4" polyester binding around an assembly of a single layer of carpet.  The binding sticks out from the carpet by about 1/8".  It wasn't as much a deal with that as that was just for some throw rugs, but this project above if for insulated window covers.
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The issue is that the 1" binder is not designed to sew that thick of an assembly. It is for sewing a binding on the edging of Marine Canvas and clear vinyl type assemblies. It is the "jaw" that restricts thicker assemblies from being pushed all the way into the opening. You should have much better luck with the 1-1/4" binder since it has a wider jaw. Have you tried it for this job?
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Originally posted by MattGrant MattGrant wrote:

The issue is that the 1" binder is not designed to sew that thick of an assembly. It is for sewing a binding on the edging of Marine Canvas and clear vinyl type assemblies. It is the "jaw" that restricts thicker assemblies from being pushed all the way into the opening. You should have much better luck with the 1-1/4" binder since it has a wider jaw. Have you tried it for this job?
Not for this job, but as noted, I had the same issue with the 1-1/4" binder on a single layer of carpet.  I have some 1-1/4" grosgrain on the way to use for this, but still need to know how to ensure the binding is snugged up to the assembly.


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I think you should try it. The carpet is likely thicker and will not compress as much. I bet the 1-1/4" will work great. You won't be able to snug up the binding with the 1" unit since the jaw is not wide enough for your assembly.

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