Monday, 17 January 2011

a mile of binding

25 yards...

Well, not really that much. But 25 1/2 yards, so quite a lot. I've been sorting out some scraps to send in a (belated) swap to Nicole and got thoroughly distracted by an overwhelming urge to make binding.

Once, a long time ago (about 2 or 3 years), Rashida made scrappy bindings that she sold in her shop. I would stalk the shop in the hope of one day snapping some up. It never happened. Her scrappy bindings have haunted me ever since. Now that I have fully accepted I will never own any Rashida scrappy bindings I have to make my own *sigh*. It's ok, I like making binding. My plan is to have enough binding on hand at any one time to bind a quilt or two.

Now, I really must get back to sorting out these scraps for Nicole before she decides I'm a terrible person. Maybe I could bribe her with scrappy binding?

20 comments:

My Sweet Prairie said...

That is brilliant! I too love binding!:-)

cauchy09 said...

so lovely. i piece together scraps of binding after each quilt so that after a few i'll have a long scrappy binding ready to go. but maybe i'll do something like this to bust some stash?

summerfete said...

ooh you could bribe me with scrappy binding!!

Cara said...

I don't know how anyone could say no to that scrappy binding!

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

haha it does look lovely. Except for my last quilt I always have made scrappy bindings actually. A) because I'm cheap and B) I think they have that cozy feel in that special scrap vomit-y kind of way. ;) Can't wait for the mail to arrive. x

Sarah Craig said...

I like your scrappy binding! I try to use any scraps left over from piecing the front and back of a quilt to make the binding, at least on most of my quilts! I think it's pretty, and a great way to get rid of those scraps. And any leftovers go into the binding box, to be added to another scrappy binding!

Sara said...

Wonderful solution you have here!! Thinking of doing it myself!

Three Dancing Magpies said...

I drooled over her scrappy binding as well. It just looks so special waiting to be used!

Jeni said...

Mmm, I love scrappy binding! :)

Poppyprint said...

I was going to ask what gargantuan quilt you were going to bind, but now I get it. It's a great idea to make a scrappy binding to have on hand!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I like the whole process of binding and having binding ready on hand. This is a beautiful picture.

Tif / Halu-Halo said...

i love binding too....i really think it's the frosting on the cake!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love anything scrappy. Scrappy binding. Yes, please!

Lily Boot said...

that's a truly superb idea. I've just finished a runner and am sitting here at the table, realising there's not enough of any one fabric for the binding and wondering what I could do ... scrappy binding of course! And I love that you have 25 metres. You could just keep it in a big jar and pull it out as required. Excellent Katy!

momto2wasd said...

Yum!! Binding in my favorite fabrics!!

Molly said...

Scrappy binding? What a wonderful idea. I've added bits and pieces before or stretched the backing with an inset of scraps, but this may be my new favorite idea for my next quilt.

Justine said...

Cute binding!! Might steal some from you!!!

Dorothee said...

Funny thing, making binding, it seems like such a tedious job before I begin and then I really enjoy it. Actually I find it quite a satisfying part of quilting!

My Sweet Prairie said...

Okay! Thank you Katy! I linked my Tips on Tuesdays back over to you. Come see if there is anythong else you want to add. Monika K. d

Sarah said...

OMG! That is such a brilliant, brilliant idea! Love it!

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