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    Binding bags...

    Came up with this idea about 3 quilts ago. Binding was getting all tangled up as I was sewing it and if I wasn't careful, the binding would get stuck in the wheels of my sewing chair.

    So I took one of the plastic grocery bags, taped it to the edge of my sewing table, tossed in the binding. No more tangles. Off the floor so dust bunnies if they come to visit can't attack. Left over binding stays in there so if I want a scrappy binding, I have interesting odds and ends to use.

    Just an idea.
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    The simple solutions are often the best. I'm forever running over my bindings.
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    Sounds like a good idea. I made myself a binding buddy after seeing them on QB. You use the pool noodle with the hole in the middle and put it on a cord for around your neck. You wind all the binding on it, and when you sit down to sew, it rolls off the roll as you need it. Bag or buddy, whatever you need to make a job easier!

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    Winding is a good idea but takes me to long to wind it...esp for queen quilt
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    My solution was to make the binding, roll it up on an empty paper towel cardboard, then place the roll on an old stand-up paper towel holder. This sits on the sewing table to the right of my machine. The binding rolls off only when I pull off what I need when sewing on the binding.

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    I really do need to remember this. i just pile it in my lap or over my shoulder and neck.

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    Great idea Julie! Im going to do that on this wedding quilt. thanks for the idea.
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    Sounds like some great ideas, I have a rolling cart with drawers under my sewing desk so I just open the top drawer a little and stick the roll of binding in there, it comes out fine and keeps it off the floor and out of my chair wheels.

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    What a great idea, and so cost effective!!

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    LOL!! I roll my bindings onto an empty toilet paper roll through which I've inserted a long, narrow strip of fabric and tied it to fit around my neck like a long necklace. It's made SUCH a difference not to be fighting with it all the time!

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    I roll the binding, then thread a casino cord (that you attach to your player's club card) through the middle of the roll. Hook the ends together and put around my neck like a necklace. It is right in front of me and unrolls as I need it.

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    Hm...I can use this for making my 1600 quilt, which in my case is way longer than 1600. Last time both dogs got entangled in the strips it was funny to watch them but my strips ended up a bit "hairy". Good idea.
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    I use a old plastic easter bucket, think I paid fifty cents for it after Easter from Walmart....also a great place to put my scarps when I am cutting my pieces
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    JulieNM.....and you put it on the right side too? I cheated I know. LOL
    Tartan...great idea.
    Cybermom2...amazing. I have over a hundred or so of those wondeful casino leads. Now I know how to get rid of some. I will be adding them into the Gift bags at my retreats with your idea...Thank you. LOL

    Such great ideas from everyone....makes my empty tissue box seem lame. LOL. I stuff it in there and put it on my left and off I go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress View Post
    JulieNM.....and you put it on the right side too? I cheated I know. LOL
    Tartan...great idea.
    Cybermom2...amazing. I have over a hundred or so of those wondeful casino leads. Now I know how to get rid of some. I will be adding them into the Gift bags at my retreats with your idea...Thank you. LOL

    Such great ideas from everyone....makes my empty tissue box seem lame. LOL. I stuff it in there and put it on my left and off I go.

    Thanks Julienm
    I use empty tissue boxes as mini trashcans.....one beside my spot on the sofa, one on my sewing table and one on my cutting table...once full I throw away, or if its not 'cold season' will empty and reuse....
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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    I use an empty thread spool (with ribbon thru the hole to go around my neck) and as I press the binding in half I roll it on the spool. No tangled and wrinkled binding. I do this as soon as I finish the top and it allows the binding to "hold" the fold while I'm waiting for the top to be LA'd.
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    I just let mine fall into an empty wastebasket as I iron it. I leave the end hanging out and start with that when I sew it to the quilt.

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    Yesterday I used one of my large stainless steel dog bowls. As I ironed the binding it fell into the bowl then I took it to the sewing machine where I placed it on the floor. Worked perfectly, but SuzyQ, my oldest dog, checked it twice to see if it was full of food.
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    Grat Idea, Love it....thanks

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    Oh, duh, why didn't I think of that. I especially like the part with the leftovers already in a bag ready for the next scrappy binding! Sometimes the obvious alludes us doesn't it! Thanks for the crafty idea!

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    What a great idea! Carole in Va

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    Love your idea, Jan! Now that's creative - I'm going to try that one!

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    Great idea, thanks for sharing!
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    I roll my binding on an empty spool .Then take it to my long arm quilter
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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress View Post
    Such great ideas from everyone....makes my empty tissue box seem lame. LOL. I stuff it in there and put it on my left and off I go.
    Hey, don't knock it - I use the empty tissue box, too. Works great!
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