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Thread: What to do with bias/bindings

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    Over the years I have made quilts from large down to doll quilts and there is always bias/binding left over. Since it stretches so badly, is there some way to use up this excess???!!
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    I am saving mine and will combine them on a scrappy quilt binding.

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    You could iron tje stro[s flat and use them to make string blocks. There have been some threads lately about using coffee filters for this. When you use either a foundation fabric or paper base, it doesn't matter if the fabrics are stretchy.

    Also, heavily starching the bias strips will help keep them from stretching. Still, I would probably use them only for string blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I am saving mine and will combine them on a scrappy quilt binding.
    That's me too. Hopefully i will use them. I just can't throw them away :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I am saving mine and will combine them on a scrappy quilt binding.
    Same here!

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