Sunday, March 27, 2011

Binding

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.

01 binding

I sewed it all together using bobbins that were almost empty and an almost empty spool of thread. I ended up with this.

03 scrappy binding

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.

7 comments:

Barb said...

I save all my bindings too...so that is a good idea.

Denise in PA said...

Great idea! I can't throw those little bits away either. I cut them down to 2" and put them in my 2" box - thinking I'll make log cabins from them.

Deanna said...

Good idea! I think I will start doing that.

Mama Pea said...

Very smart ideas! I have binding scraps leftover, too. I roll them on old antique bobbins. But then I'd be stuck having to sew them all together. I love your idea!

Quilter Kathy said...

I have lots of binding bits but haven't joined them yet...love your photos!

Melissa said...

What a great idea! But now I have another thing to save!!! LOL!

Anne K. said...

No surprise that I LOVE scrappy bindings! :-)