Sunday, November 5, 2023

Oh Scrap! : Pieced Bindings

 With all of the Compassion Quilts I have been making, I end up with a massive amount of scrap fabric from trimming the backing after they are quilted.  

This past week, I spent quite a few days turning all of them into prepared bindings.

I have grouped them all by color and made a lot of pieced bindings.  Above are the ones I completed on Saturday.  Hopefully this will be the last of them for a bit.

I love having a big stash of prepared bindings.  This means once I get a quilt all quilted, I can immediately get a binding sewn on and call it finished.

Someday all of them will find the perfect home!

(BTW - If you are still working on Happy Blocks for the current block drive, it would be great if you can get them to me soon.  The next block drive will be announced at the end of this month!)


It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 

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LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's such a good idea - to have all that binding waiting in the wings! It would be great to have a binding library just waiting for the perfect project. Have a wonderful Sunday, Cyndy!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Great idea to make the bindings ahead, especially with the number of quilts you make! And it keeps the scraps tidied up! said...

I haven't made bindings ahead or had a stash of bindings. What a good plan! I don't doubt that all of those will find a home. About as close as I get to that process is making the binding when I finish the top. Like you, when the quilting is finished, I want to sew the binding on and be on to the next project!

Kate said...

You've been busy this week. Lots of finishes and preps for even more.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

So smart to use the extra batting scraps to make prepared binding!

JanineMarie said...

I like your idea of making prepared binding. I have come across excess binding in my scrap bins which is always a treat, but haven’t thought of keeping them together.

Bonnie said...

I often use the cut offs from backing to make binding. It is great you've got a binding "stash." I've got some blocks to send off to you. I'll try to get them in the mail on Tuesday. Happy Blocks are one of my favorite blocks and I make them frequently.

Helenchaffin said...

What a great idea to have binding ready to go!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Great use of those backing off-cuts, Cynthia!

Nann said...

It's interesting to read about different approaches to binding -- some quilters cut binding and keep with with the WIP, you prepare rolls in advance. I cut it when I need it. I don't need the binding to be made out of any fabrics in the quilt (front or back), just that it frames the piece nicely.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

How neat to have your binding rolls all ready to roll as it were. :D

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love all that binding just waiting for the right quilt. Scrappy binding is wonderful. Great job!

Carol Andrews said...

What a great idea to use your scrap backing to make binding. I think I need to borrow this plan.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Cynthia, what a great way to be prepared by putting that scrap binding together! Thanks for sharing :-) Have a great week.

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