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Thread: What do YOU do with your leftover bias binding?

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    Super Member nanna-up-north's Avatar
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    I just finished putting a binding on a lap quilt and for the first time ever I had cut the exact amount of bias. Usually I roll up the leftover binding and put it in a box. The shoebox is full and there are lots of colors, patterns, etc. So I'm wondering..... what do YOU do with your leftover bias binding? I need to figure something out or get a bigger box.

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    Use to bind a scrappy quilt.

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    Sew them together to make a scrappy binding.

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    I sew them together for a scrappy binding. Never know when you will need it.

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    Use it on mug rugs, or other small projects.

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    occasionally there has been enough on a roll to do a mug rug. but mostly, i never have that much left. i have seen some 'scrappy' bindings on quilts pictured on the QB... just sew the lengths together.

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    hmmmm, guess we were all posting at the same time with the same ideas. :thumbup:

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    use it on some pot holders?

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    wait until you get enough left over from different quilts and put them all together and bind a scrappy quilt. the different bindings cool great.

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    That's exactly what I do also, use all of them together on a scrappy quilt! Great minds think alike!

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    I used to keep in plastic shoe box in rolls but now I actually sew them end to end in whatever color comes next and whenever I have a scrappy quilt I use the binding.

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    I'm still using up my GRANDMOTHER's leftover bias binding. I make it into hanging loops for pajamas I make for my kids, for hemming those pj's (my older son grew so much while I was making a pair that by the time I got to hemming, there wasn't enough to turn up). You can use it for appliqué stems and vines. Do try to use it, so your granddaughter won't have to ;p

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    Scrappy bindings look great on scrappy quilts! I just rcently used up all of my left over binding!

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    I knew you all would give me some good ideas...... I've been meaning to make some potholders from those blocks that I stitched but never put into a quilt....and I really need to make a scrappy quilt to use up some stash.

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    If I had that much I would save it to use in the rugs I make.

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    Make striped quilt blocks from them.

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    I love all these ideas. I have just been sticking mine in a jar.

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    I make string quilts with left overs.

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    I keep mine rolled in a box. As I sew a lot of things I am always needing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhillslady
    I used to keep in plastic shoe box in rolls but now I actually sew them end to end in whatever color comes next and whenever I have a scrappy quilt I use the binding.
    Me too!! Looks like 'great minds' think alike!!!! :thumbup:

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    Like most everyone here - I do a small project or make scrappy binding on a quilt.

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    I also use it to make "handles" on wall hangings. I sew loops of binding on the back of the hanging and use them to anchor the wall hanging. It makes the quilt drape better.

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    Make jelly roll quilts with them

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    Along with the scrappy binding ideas ... press it back open/flat and who says bias strips can't be used in place of "on the grain" strips? Just be mindful of working with the bias!!

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    This is a pic of a purse made with bias binding. I stitched the binding onto a piece of muslin...using scrap binding could be very interesting if color coordinated, as well as scrappy!

    p.s....not sure if I also used batting. <3
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