Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Binding Tip


Here's a top tip...You know when you attach your binding to your quilts and you always end up with an extra bit of binding that you've trimmed off...Save them up and sew them together... after some time you will have enough binding to bind that scrap quilt...


Until next time...

17 comments:

Joy said...

Jane that's such a great idea!!!! I'm going to hunt through my scraps drawers and find all my leftover bits of binding and keep them in a bag especially for my future scrap quilt!! Very clever :o).
Thanks ....
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Gina said...

Great idea Jane. I hadn't thought of that

Love and hugs Gina xx

anne bebbington said...

Thinking about it is about as far as I ever get - but I do have them all in one bag together so I guess that's partway there :o)

Contented Caroline said...

I've been doing the same (I save every tiny piece of fabric) for some time - I also keep them for applique - you never know what piece might come in useful!

Ginger_Curls said...

That's a really clever idea! Thanks for sharing it.

Jackie said...

Love that idea! I do save all my binding scraps too! I have them all in a basket. Now I am going to have to join them together!

Michaela said...

This is a great idea.. I saved them all, but didn't know why. Now I am glad. Thanks

distelfliege said...

The photo is great!
Briliant colours and nice macro.

Anina said...

Wonderful idea! And, once again, I love your photo.

SummerSadie said...

That's a great tip, and very timely as I'm in the middle of binding a couple quilts, and was actually just wondering what I'd do with the leftovers. thanks!

Kim said...

Good idea! What width do you normally cut you binding strips? I use 2 1/2" unless it's a little quilt, then it gets a 2 1/4"

YankeeQuilter said...

Bonus...the scrappy binding looks great too!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Oh my gosh, what a good idea!! Never even crossed my mind!

Susan said...

You are so clever. I love scrappy bindings--they are my favorite--this is the ultimate scrappy binding. Now I just have to get making more quilts.

Katherine said...

You've got a pretty piece of binding there, Jane. What is it destined to be sewn onto?

rachel griffith said...

oh my gosh.
why didn't i think of that???
hahaha.

Rose Marie said...

Now, that is a good tip! Thanks for sharing.