The Binding Board helps to press quilt binding in a fraction of the time it usually takes. You can create binding in any size or configuration…single fold, double fold, etc. The reflective heat material allows you to pull 100” of binding through in a couple minutes, or less, quickly and still get a crisp, flat seam. And it does all the work of folding the binding to the exact size you set.
Over 15 years ago, I started using this method directly on my ironing board. But, it was always scorching my ironing board cover and making it look dirty. One time, I ironed binding for four quilts in a row and burned a hole right through my ironing board cover. After that, I decided to make a tiny board that I could scorch and then hide as soon as I was done pressing binding.
Over the last 10 years, there have been a few revisions. Heavy duty canvas was a great addition because it’s harder to scorch. By far, the best addition was reflective heat material. It doubles the heat of the iron! All of the sudden, I could pull my binding through, twice as fast, and still have a crisp, flat crease. This material combination has stood the test of time. I’ve been using them in the same board for the last 7 years!
Another fun benefit of the Binding Board is that it doubles as a small, portable pressing station. The reflective heat helps to create amazingly flat seams like a wool mat does. Unlike a wool mat, there’s no wet dog smell or steam moisture seeping through to damage your furniture below.