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Nov 22, 2014

Binding Scraps

Nov 22, 2014
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Next up for me is this long time w.i.p.  It's a scrap quilt I started last winter when the boys argued over who got the flannel-backed quilt.  Somewhere along the way, I decided it would be a good idea to straight line quilt this with lines about 1/2" apart.....

....except I loathe straight line quilting.  Well, that's not true.  I looove the look of it.  I just hate the monotony of quilting it.  

In the space between belting out my favorite Chris Isaak tunes on Pandora and wrestling this thing for yet another line, I realized I wanted a scrappy binding for this quilt.
Every time I make a quilt, I always have a scrap of binding leftover.  It usually gets tossed into the massive heap that is my embarrassing unsorted scrap bucket.  Overflowing and never ending.  Even after making the above scrap quilt.

Anywho, I decided a new organization method would enter my sewing space.  A binding bin.  Yes!  A place to put all my binding scraps so that any time I need/want scrappy binding, all my pressed leftovers are ready to go.  After all, I always make 2 1/2" binding.  I dug through some of the scraps and found these.  And some leftover jelly roll strips.  Perfect.

I love when organization dawns on me.....

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5 comments:

  1. I love a good scrappy binding! I recently started separating out my leftover binding strips as well for the same reason. Here's to lots of scrappy bindings in our futures!

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  2. Your quilting looks great! I keep my leftover bindings wrapped in a bun/wheel and have them hanging around my sewing room for decoration until I need them

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  3. I hand piecing (not EPP) a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. It finally dawned on me that I could easily get my 1" finished on a side hexagons from a jelly roll strip, too. That helps will getting diversity for a quilt.

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  4. Your quilt looks fantastic Nd I love your idea for binding

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  5. Great idea! Mine just get thrown in the scrap pile too, but this is much better.

    I just got my AQS magazine. I saw the cover quilt and thought, "I love it! That quilt is totally me - like something I would make." Then I saw it was you! Yea! Congratulations!

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