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Thread: Has anyone ever made binding from........

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    Has anyone ever made binding from bandanas? As many of my quiltboard friends and family knows, I lost my dad last week and while I was at his house for the memorial service/celebration of his life, my brother gave me a stack of his bandanas and tee shirts. I had started a quilt for my pop, but didn't get it finished in time to give him so I plan on finishing it and giving it to my brother instead. I'm wondering if I can somehow incorporate the bandanas in the binding? Some of them are worn too thin but I think I have some bandana type fabric I could add if necessary to the binding. Also what is the BEST stabilizer for a tee shirt quilt? May try to make my nephew a quilt from Pop's shirt's, may make it for myself and pass it down later. But really want to finish quilt for brother. Thank you for any and all suggestions.

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    well maybe, cut 2.75 wide strips and attach end to end for binding. See how many you have and how long that would be. My dad use to have a stack of bandanas (no telling where the got to...Goodwill, probably) They are what, 14" square - If you don't have enough lengthwise for going around, maybe you have enough for a couple rows, alternate the colors. You could accentuate them with white strips on either side, that would make a nice verticle row or two. Just kicking a few ideas for ya. Wish I was doing something like that in my dad's memory. Mom swished all his stuff out the door before I had a chance to hord it. You are stitching with love and that can't be wrong. Enjoy it. Love Ruth

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    because the bandanas are probably a little thinner than quilting materials, you may want to add an interfacing to give them some body.

    For T-shirts, look for fusible tricot at Joanns, etc. It is soft but holds great.

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    I love the idea, such a wonderful way to honor your fathers memory. I have a huge roll of pellon interfacing 2" wide that I can send enough for the binding if you want to try to use that. Would just need to know how much you need.

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    Hugs, with deepest Sympathy to you and your family, what a great idea to make a quilt with his things, also any blue jeans to make into a quilt, ties also

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    Oh I am so sorry, I didn't know you lost your Dad. My sincere sympathy to you and your family :(

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    My recommendation is to try a few different stabilizers on an old t-shirt (cheapie used one from a thrift store) to see which one you like best. Many like fusible tricot, but there may be a featherweight fusible that is better, and I personally would want to try MistyFuse (using a Teflon-like applique sheet to apply, as it does not have a paper backing).

    There was a recent thread on this topic here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-89167-1.htm . Some of the posts give specific names for the featherweight fusible, etc.

    Oh, and I would consider using MistyFuse or one of the other fusibles on the bandanas before cutting into binding strips. I think it would look terrific as a binding, but the binding gets the roughest wear of the entire quilt so ultra-thin bandanas would really require some reinforcement with a fusible.

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