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Thread: Storing excess quilt binding

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    When you make quilt binding, what do you do with the excess? How do you store it?

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    Mine are rolled on toilet paper rolls and hung up :)

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    I wrap mine on heavy card stock, about the size of an index card and pin in place. Then use for small projects.

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    I keep mine in a plastic shoe box. I sew pieces together and use for scrap quilts.

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    I store on toilet paper roll all sewn, pressed and ready to go.

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    Mine are in a basket. When I get too many, I open them up and use like any other string in a scrap quilt.

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    I throw them in with my scrap pieces. But they are rolled up in the drawer.

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    If I have more than 24 inches, I keep it intact and use to bind a pot holder or other small project. I keep the pressed strips coiled and held with a pin in a box of bindings.

    If it's just bit and pieces, it goes into a big basket until I have the inclination to make a scrappy spectrum quilt. I often organize by color, stitch all the odd scraps into rows, and make quilts similar to the one in my avatar. It's an easy quilt, virtually "free" since it's all scraps from previous projects (batting is also pieced scraps left over from larger quilts) and, ironically, it's the style of quilt I get most compliments on.

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    Roll it up. Store in ziplocks bags to use on something else'!

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    I, to use the toilet paper rolls, but, I fold the binding all up and place it inside the toilet paper roll. I do the same thing for transporting sewing machines, I roll the cord and place it in the roll. No tangles from either.

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    I roll them up and put them in a two gallon plastic bag and save for scrap quilts or small projects if enough if left.

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    I roll them on left over ribbon spools and either use them for small projects or piece them together for a scrappy binding.

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    I just wrap mine around my fingers and store it in a drawer until I need it for a scrappy quilt.

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    I put mine in a big clear container and keep them for scrape bindings plus they look pretty in my sewing room.

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    that depends on how much you have. I store mine on a pool noodle (1$ at $ store) cut it the size you need. This is also great when taking quilt squares back and forth to class; no wrinkles

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I keep mine in a plastic shoe box. I sew pieces together and use for scrap quilts.
    ditto

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