Friday, October 3, 2008

Binding


When I was learning to quilt, I remember my teacher telling me to save the leftover binding for later use.
Well, I could not imagine what I would attach a small piece of binding too.
So I kind of laid them aside because in my head I knew I would never use such a small piece until I saw the Fons and Porter show. They said to connect leftover binding and you have scrappy binding for later use. Well, that makes so much sense. I do try to connect them by themes so Christmas prints with Christmas prints, reproduction with repo, etc...

7 comments:

Tine said...

That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing :-)

Quilting Cindy said...

I love that idea! I certainly intend to try that idea, I do not enjoy putting the binding on so maybe a scrappy binding will make it fun.

Karen said...

Very clever!

The Quilting Pirate said...

How cool!! I love how you displayed your binding! I have to do that next time :) because I want to be like you! I'm in sunny florida right now!

loulee1 said...

I don't remember being told or reading anywhere that I should save my binding scraps, but I have, it just seemed like a good idea!

Yours is very bright.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I made my summer bedspread with green scrappy binding and I totally fell in love with it. I will definately be doing lots more of it.

MYRA said...

Excellent idea! Thanks!