This has been sooo very long in coming!
I have had my Easy Binding Winder since the company first did their Kickstarter campaign; but, well - I forgot that I hadn't published my review on it!! I had it in my mind that I had published this but I hadn't. So, here it is after so long!
In a nutshell, what this little machine does is keep your binding organized, neat, and easier to add to your quilt when it is time :-D I love easy :-D
The cute little pink gizmo attaches to your ironing board and as you press your binding you wind it onto a spool in the machine. I know that you can wind it around a ruler or cardboard etc but this truly is easier! It's also affordably priced with package deals and shipping deals.
I am the type that likes to cut my borders and binding off the lengthwise grain; so, I usually cut my binding before the quilt top is finished and is quilted. I do love having my binding cut and prepared well in advance of the final stage so this tool really helps me out.
After the binding is pressed it is wound onto the spool and easily removed from the machine.
The binding is completely organized and in a small, manageable package to save for later. If you want you can purchase additional spool pins so you can store multiple bindings. This is great b/c I tend to do a lot of binding with the same Kona solids like black or white so this allows me to keep adding more binding onto existing binding.
Or, you can pop the pin out of the binding and put it in a zip-lock for later (like I do). Either way - your binding is neat, tidy and ready to go! Applying the binding to the quilt when it is wrapped like this is sooo much easier! When I wrap the binding around a ruler it seems to come unraveled when I am applying it but wrapped like the Easy Binding Winder does it stays together and manageable.
Because I was part of the Kickstarter campaign my Binding Winder came signed and numbered with a cute little heart - ahh! So cute!
So - my honest opinion??? I love this little machine! It clamps easily to your ironing board and keeps your binding neat and tidy and tangle free. What's not to like?? At the price-point it is it would make a great gift (for yourself) or others and it would be a great addition to have in your shop. It is a simple machine that is well made, sturdy, and a great addition to my sewing room!
Anything that can keep my quilting process neater and easier is a keeper for me!