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If you miscalculate the length of your bindings for quilts like I do, you will be interesting in my tip for storage of those extra lengths of binding. I hate to throw anything out and frequently like to make variegated (multicoloured) continuous bindings. I was finding my binding storage a bit of a mess. See below:
So as you can see above they are somewhat organized but still bunched up in an old linen bag. The bag is labeled as to what it is and some people would think that's organized, but the problem is I cannot see all of them and they are extremely wrinkled.
I wanted to be able to see what I was working with and get them out of the storage bin with other fabric.
I decided a better storage option for me. I am sharing my idea with you below:
I just used a cardboard wrapping paper tube to wrap my bindings around and pinned into the cardboard to secure them. So now I can see the individual colours and I am not done by any stretch of the imagination! I still have to wrap more around another tube!! I think that now that they are taking up less space (square footage) and I can see them in all their colourful glory. It also makes a nice visual for my sewing studio.
As you can see, I have leaned the binding tube up against my other colour inspiration, my long arm thread. It is now out of the bag and ready to be used when I want to make a multicolour continuous binding.
Maybe for my next quilt?
Just a small tip I thought I would share as it may (or may not) be useful for you!
5/7/2018 08:16:58 am
I take all my bits of binding and use them to make fabric bowls. The strips are perfect for it.❤️
5/7/2018 11:53:20 am
I wrap my binding on a toilet tissue roll secure the beginning with a staple and sew with it resting on my lap. When I get to the end of my project I cut, pop another staple to secure the leftover and stack it in a drawer standing up to conserve space.
12/24/2020 08:49:55 am
Great tip thanks for sharing Marci
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Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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