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Thread: Storing Bias Binding

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    Storing Bias Binding

    I made a bunch of bias binding today and as I was winding it around my hand I was thinking how I'm going to keep it together on my sewing shelves. The empty container for some hummus was sitting on the counter as I kept winding the 15 yards and it suddenly occurred to me that it was the same height as the binding. Here's what I came up with after cutting a 1/4" slit into the side of the container:

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    What a great tip!! thanks for sharing . I was using toilet paper and paper towel rolls to wrap around . Yours is so tidy!!

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    What a clever way to store your binding! Better than wrapping it around toilet paper rolls as I was doing.
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    Love this idea...hummus is on my shopping list!

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    Nice way to store binding.

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    Rats! That I just recycled a hummus container, yeah! Still have one in the frig
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    What a clever idea!

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    Great idea!
    ....... though I hope for your sake the garlic smell is long gone!
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    We just finished off 2 containers of hummus this weekend. And I made binding, too! I usually just wrap it loosely & put a twist tie aroundi t. But not, instead of recycling the containers, I'll use them for this. GREAT IDEA! Thanks!
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    Wow thanks what a great tip!!!
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    Very neat idea and recycling at the same time.
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    What a great idea. Could put them through the dishwasher I suppose as the garlic sure sticks around. This forum is full of such innovative people.
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    You're making a lot of BIAS binding? I only use bias binding for curved edges. Handle gently.

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    What a great idea I have a container in the fridge now and one i just tossed away think I dumpster dive for I
    and use your idea great!!. love it .
    another tip I can take to quilters next meeting.

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    Great idea!! I have the Simplicity bias machine and have a bin full of made binding. I have to rummage to find the color I want and it's hard keeping it together when wound up. We like hommus a lot so I buy the biggest container. Now I'll just by more of the smaller size. I'm excited, the hommus is now the bonus that comes with the container. LOL
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    Just out of curiosity, why do you make up binding ahead of time? Do you have a specific project in mind for it?
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    Re the question as to why I'm making up binding ahead of time, I sometimes run across fabric that I think would look wonderful as a binding. I particularly like diagonal lines on a binding so when I run across a stripey fabric that's what I use it for. I buy 1 yard, which nets 15 yards of 2.5". This particular fabric is a big-scale pink/fuschia/orange plaid which I thought would look nice cut on the bias and put onto a quilt for a baby girl.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Oh my I usually just wrap the remaining binding around toilet paper rolls (often have several different ones on the roll) or old medicine bottles and safety pin the end but this is much prettier!

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    Wonderful idea. I will have to get some hummus the next time I'm at the store. Love the stuff. Just shouldn't be eating the bread I smear it on.
    Lisa

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    I fan fold my binding and slip it into a plastic bag. Feeds out nicely as I sew it on. I have DMC cabinets and store it in there. I have lots made up. I make the binding when I make the top. Then I have it on hand when I finish quilting and can get the whole job done before it becomes a UFO.

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    I too buy fabric just to make binding. I love crazy wild fabric and stripes for bindings. The Simplicity machine is a great way to make bias and single fold bindings fast. I have lots of solid color binding made too.
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