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    ......but what the heck do I use this for? A friend gave me a whole bunch of this stuff in different colors.
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    It's bias binding usually used for finishing seams.. I've used it for hems and dress necklines or armholes that I'm afraid will fray..
    I'll be she thought you could use it to bind quilts, but I think those are too narrow. Ahh, the yellow one is a pre-made quilt binding.. so it's wider. still it's only one thickness and there's usually not enough to do a whole quilt in one packet....your call.

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    Ahhhhh, okay. :)

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    You can also use them for Celtic knot type patterns. Depending on the width, you may be able to adapt stained glass patterns. Have fun with it, play a little!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    You can also use them for Celtic knot type patterns. Depending on the width, you may be able to adapt stained glass patterns. Have fun with it, play a little!
    Oh okay cool :)

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    I use it to bind my quilts. If you have all colors the same width, use it just like a scrappy binding. That is so cool, I wish I had a friend like that! :D :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I use it to bind my quilts. If you have all colors the same width, use it just like a scrappy binding. That is so cool, I wish I had a friend like that! :D :mrgreen:
    I thought it was nice of her. I just had to find out what you use it for....hehe :)
    :)

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    you can also use it to finnish off pot holders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrap quilter
    you can also use it to finnish off pot holders.
    I love that idea!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryparrish76
    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I use it to bind my quilts. If you have all colors the same width, use it just like a scrappy binding. That is so cool, I wish I had a friend like that! :D :mrgreen:
    I thought it was nice of her. I just had to find out what you use it for....hehe :)
    :)
    What a TERRIFIC idea! I was at a garage sale one year and found a shoe box FULL of this stuff ... as a hunter/gatherer, (hoarder ) I couldn't pass up the great deal, but the binding hasn't been disappearing any too quickly. It will now - - if I can remember where I put it
    Thanks for posing the question and the suggestions. Such creative minds and hands on this list. !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Quote Originally Posted by henryparrish76
    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I use it to bind my quilts. If you have all colors the same width, use it just like a scrappy binding. That is so cool, I wish I had a friend like that! :D :mrgreen:
    I thought it was nice of her. I just had to find out what you use it for....hehe :)
    :)
    What a TERRIFIC idea! I was at a garage sale one year and found a shoe box FULL of this stuff ... as a hunter/gatherer, (hoarder ) I couldn't pass up the great deal, but the binding hasn't been disappearing any too quickly. It will now - - if I can remember where I put it
    Thanks for posing the question and the suggestions. Such creative minds and hands on this list. !!!
    yes there are creative minds and hands on this board. :)

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    I use binding when I make all my aprons.

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    You could also use it as piping under your regular binding. Just place it at the edge of the quilt under your regular binding.

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    Cool :)

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    I use it to bind my quilts and tablerunners and pot holders i just brought some last night for a tablerunner good stuff

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    What about using it on pillow cases?

    Barb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitching4Fun
    What about using it on pillow cases?

    Barb
    hmmm sounds like a good idea :)

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    You can also use it for mini mini quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene
    You can also use it for mini mini quilts.
    cool

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    You could use it like piping in an inner border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    You could use it like piping in an inner border.
    Hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the suggestion :)

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    You can applique stems on your quilts w/those! They make great stems! I too use them around the apron edges! They are fun...Skeat

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    More neat ideas here! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    You can applique stems on your quilts w/those! They make great stems! I too use them around the apron edges! They are fun...Skeat
    awesome

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    You can make cording from it too! Just buy some cotton cording and enclose it into the bias making sure to get up fairly close to the edge of the cord inside the binding. Wind it up and save it for say, the edge of hand towels you are putting fabric onto or perhaps a apron pocket. Well, pertty much anything you are embellishing.
    It just adds that little something that makes it special.

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