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Author Topic: A question about leftover fabric used for bias binding strips  (Read 121 times)

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A question about leftover fabric used for bias binding strips
« on: February 09, 2017, 10:40:08 AM »
I know, this is the last day for QH for awhile but I have a question.  I'll probably post it over on the new temporary site, too.

I cut bias strips for my quilt bindings and I use the old method of folding the fabric to the bias to cut the strips.  But, that leaves a big chunk of fabric with that diagonal cut.  So, when I see it in my fabric stash and pull it out I always put it back.  Will it be enough for what I'm making at the time?  It's hard to determine how much I actually have.

So, I've been thinking perhaps I should store those diagonally cut pieces in a separate place.  They are good for some things like another bias binding but usually there isn't a lot.

What do you all do with those?  How do you store them?  I'm just curious.
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Re: A question about leftover fabric used for bias binding strips
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 12:17:24 PM »
I do scrappy paper piecing so they are usable to me
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Re: A question about leftover fabric used for bias binding strips
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 12:41:03 PM »
I would cut the bias into uniform size strips, piece them together for a scrappy binding. Ready to use on your next scrap quilt!
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Re: A question about leftover fabric used for bias binding strips
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 01:05:49 PM »
I make clothes line rope baskets and bowls ect.
I am a longarmer with pricing starting at .015 per square inch, send pm for information please

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Re: A question about leftover fabric used for bias binding strips
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 01:21:15 PM »
Do you use any other stiffening agent, other than the clothes line, Stewy?  Dang I am going to miss this place.
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Re: A question about leftover fabric used for bias binding strips
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 01:49:59 PM »
No m'am  just wrap it in an overlaping diagonal wrap and just add piece after piece till you get it made.  For those who have not seen them or made them there are many you tube videos on how to stitch them flat as placemats or doilies or bowls or baskets. 
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Re: A question about leftover fabric used for bias binding strips
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 02:00:34 PM »
Thanks Stewy.  I have tried a few times, but can't seem to get them nice and tight.  We have an Artisans Gallery here locally and there is a woman who does fabulous things with fabric, mostly outrageous things like grinning alligators and just off the wall stuff, but she also dies her own fabric and makes the tightest neatest bowls and baskets I have ever seen.  Just though I would ask you how you do it.  I heard somewhere that some are using other than rope for a core, but have no idea what it is..
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Re: A question about leftover fabric used for bias binding strips
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 02:03:47 PM »
I believe you can use anything to wrap your fabric scraps around from thick thread all the way up to large pieces of ropes.  I like to use the burlap twine You can even use the tie down string from Home Depot or Lowes ect. that stuff works great also.
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Re: A question about leftover fabric used for bias binding strips
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 03:19:49 PM »
Thanks for the good ideas.  I think I am liking the tie-down string to try next.
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