For some reason I am not able to throw away the last little bit of binding leftover from binding a quilt. I just save them in a bag. About a year ago my bag was overflowing and it occurred to me that I could use this to bind charity quilts. My charity quilts are usually scrappy anyway, so why not use scrappy binding?!
Yesterday I had a charity quilt ready for binding. I have been just making binding each time I need it. I realized that this is one of the reasons charity quilts end up in my UFO pile. So I pulled out a bunch of leftover binding strips.
I sewed it all together using bobbins that were almost empty and an almost empty spool of thread. I ended up with this.
Enough scrappy binding for at least two probably three baby size charity quilts. I am considering doing something similar for pieced backings for charity quilts. I have a bag of large scraps that I have set aside for charity backings. I’m planning to take a day and just make up a bunch of backs from this bag of fabrics. Hopefully, this will decrease the chances that my UFO pile will grow from charity quilts.