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Old 04-28-2021, 03:59 PM
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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.
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Old 04-28-2021, 04:27 PM
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I make binding as needed. I just drop at my feet and sew it on.
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Old 04-28-2021, 05:10 PM
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What a great idea! I love those big tubes!
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That is a great idea!
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Old 04-29-2021, 03:16 AM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 04-29-2021, 05:31 AM
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Big tubes are great for rolling extra quilts on for storage.
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Old 04-29-2021, 08:29 AM
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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?
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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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