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sewingsuz 04-28-2021 03:59 PM

What I repurpose for binding
I just finished a roll of batting and I ask my husband to cut that long tube in 7 inch pieces. I got about 8 tubes to wind my binding on. I like it better than paper towel tubes.

Jingle 04-28-2021 04:27 PM

I make binding as needed. I just drop at my feet and sew it on.

kristijoy 04-28-2021 05:10 PM

What a great idea! I love those big tubes!

quiltedsunshine 04-28-2021 06:53 PM

That is a great idea!

lindaschipper 04-29-2021 03:16 AM

I simply wind my binding in a coil and secure with a straight pin to hold the ends until I need it. Have a drawer with sections of bindings that were left-overs when quilting. Some day I'll make a scrappy binding with all of it.

cpfrog 04-29-2021 03:34 AM

gal milk plastic milk containers
I reuse the 1/2 gal. plastic milk containers; make bindings, ironed and folded; insert into pour-opening; store if needed keeps binding handy and clean! Then place on floor right next to my sew. machine when I begin to attach to the quilt and pull out managed length as needed.

Onebyone 04-29-2021 05:18 AM

I salvaged some of the wide ribbon spools that are being discarded from places like Hobby Lobby, . I wind my bindings on those. I have the Simplicity binding maker machine. I can spend a few hours making bindings and have lots to choose from later.

Tartan 04-29-2021 05:31 AM

Big tubes are great for rolling extra quilts on for storage.

juliasb 04-29-2021 08:29 AM

Who would have thought. I 'had' a large tube that fabric came on and only a week ago I tossed it. Who would have thought...? To bad I can't retrieve it. Not to worry I have another 15 yards of fabric on a large tube that I will save next time to repurpose for this.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for the long empty tubes?

Iceblossom 04-29-2021 09:56 AM

That's a great idea. Back when things were sturdier, I had a Quakers Oat container I used like that for years. I really like the no creases.

My current solution still gives me creases, but not so bad. Since I piece faster than I quilt, I always have a backlog of tops. But before I put them in the to-be-quilted stack they have their back and their bindings premade. I have access to cardboard and cut a piece something like 18" in one direction, typically slightly narrower like 12-16" the other because each 18" wrap means a yard and you can count easily! Then everything gets folded up and stuck away and I deal with the guilt of unfinished tops. So far, I'm pretty ok being guilty but just about at maximum mea culpa... I do plan on actually quilting this year and next too.

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