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Don’t throw away those leftover fabric binding strips

by Paul Leger

When I finish binding a quilt there is normally some binding fabric leftover. I join all those binding leftover strips together to make bindings for future scrap quilts.

Leftover binding strip are sewn together to create bindings for scrap quilts.

Join leftover binding to create bindings for future quilts.

Leftover binding strip are sewn together to create bindings for scrap quilts.

Joining leftover binding fabric right away and saving it for scrap quilts, saves time, and keeps your fabric organized!

Check out last week’s tip: The best way to organize your sewing machine needles

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2 comments

Christi March 20, 2022 - 5:12 am

I hope no one throws the small binding pies away. I use these on my charity scrap quilts.

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Paul Leger March 28, 2022 - 6:50 pm

Hi Christi, I keep everything 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ or larger. Everthing frpm 1/4″ to 1 1/2″ goes to a friend. Everything else goes to another friend who makes cat toys. No waste.

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