First, thank you for visiting/hopping around the Notion Commotion! Let me introduce myself. I’m Debbie Wendt owner of Wendt Quilting. (Pronounced “went”, I just love a play on words!) I started my business in 2007 when my binding tool, Brilliant Bindings first hit the market. It was picked up by Checker Distributors the same year! Brilliant Bindings was designed for making bindings with perfect mitered corners and no fuss joining of binding end seams. It has complete color instructions with photos to take you through all the binding steps.
Fast forward to 2014…
Brilliant Bindings has proven to be the best, easiest and most versatile binding tool on the market. Not only can you use it for bindings, it is used as a template in cutting pieces for making quilts, a marking tool in constructing mitered borders, handy square up for blocks up to 2″ unfinished, marking 1/4″ sewing lines and the 45 degree edge is a great “wooden iron”.
Brilliant Bindings is not limited to one binding width. The tool is 3″ wide so it can easily accommodate most bindings we use. If a binding is wider than 3″, you can turn the tool to accommodate wider bindings. The next two photos below show how to use Brilliant Bindings to finish the binding tail ends. The first is Brilliant Bindings on a 2 1/4″ wide double fold binding and then on a wider faux piped binding.
The quarter inch lines on Brilliant Bindings also allow the tool to be placed on strips and used as a template for many quilt designs! Works well with “jelly rolls” 2 1/2″ strips, 3″ strips, and even charm squares. Any pattern on my website with “Tool” or “Brilliant” in the tile uses Brilliant Bindings as a template for cutting pieces for that pattern. I am excited to introduce the latest pattern released at Spring Market, Twirl-A-Tool, shown at right. This unique block is my original design! Included in Twirl-A-Tool is directions for a faux piped binding!
I’m also excited to share Brilliant Bindings video demo. You can view it from the homepage of my website. Click here to go directly to the video.
Be sure to checkout the free patterns on the website. One freebie is directions on how to “Create Mitered Borders using Brilliant Bindings tool.” Yes, indeed for mitered borders!
If you leave a comment below you’ll be entered into a drawing for a Brilliant Bindings tool (1/8″ thick for ALL quilters) and Twirl-A-Tool pattern. I’m doing a second drawing for joining my e-mail/website newsletter. Sign up on Wendt Quilting. The newsletter winner will get to choose which “tool” or “brilliant” pattern they want to go with a Brilliant Bindings tool for ALL quilters. That makes two chances to win! And a bonus…(but wait there’s more- I just had to say that!)…yep, a third…if you are longarm quilter, please say so in your comment on my blog and you’ll be entered into a third drawing for the 1/4″ thick Longarm version of Brilliant Bindings tool. The longarm version is 1/4″ thick for use with your longarm and has complete color instructions for binding your quilts before you remove them from the frame. It also includes domestic machine instructions.
Cool tool giveaways for hot summer days and nights! Wendt Quilting winners will be drawn and announced on Friday July 18th after the last notion. Enjoy the commotion!
Debbie ~ Wendt Quilting