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    ......but what the heck do I use this for? A friend gave me a whole bunch of this stuff in different colors.
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    It's bias binding usually used for finishing seams.. I've used it for hems and dress necklines or armholes that I'm afraid will fray..
    I'll be she thought you could use it to bind quilts, but I think those are too narrow. Ahh, the yellow one is a pre-made quilt binding.. so it's wider. still it's only one thickness and there's usually not enough to do a whole quilt in one packet....your call.

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    Ahhhhh, okay. :)

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    You can also use them for Celtic knot type patterns. Depending on the width, you may be able to adapt stained glass patterns. Have fun with it, play a little!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    You can also use them for Celtic knot type patterns. Depending on the width, you may be able to adapt stained glass patterns. Have fun with it, play a little!
    Oh okay cool :)

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    I use it to bind my quilts. If you have all colors the same width, use it just like a scrappy binding. That is so cool, I wish I had a friend like that! :D :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I use it to bind my quilts. If you have all colors the same width, use it just like a scrappy binding. That is so cool, I wish I had a friend like that! :D :mrgreen:
    I thought it was nice of her. I just had to find out what you use it for....hehe :)
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    you can also use it to finnish off pot holders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrap quilter
    you can also use it to finnish off pot holders.
    I love that idea!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryparrish76
    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I use it to bind my quilts. If you have all colors the same width, use it just like a scrappy binding. That is so cool, I wish I had a friend like that! :D :mrgreen:
    I thought it was nice of her. I just had to find out what you use it for....hehe :)
    :)
    What a TERRIFIC idea! I was at a garage sale one year and found a shoe box FULL of this stuff ... as a hunter/gatherer, (hoarder ) I couldn't pass up the great deal, but the binding hasn't been disappearing any too quickly. It will now - - if I can remember where I put it
    Thanks for posing the question and the suggestions. Such creative minds and hands on this list. !!!

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