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    Binding

    I made and sewed two quilt bindings on with scraps from my stash recently. The first quilt was a sampler of leaf blocks and I used leftover greens from the blocks to make the binding. SCORE. The second quilt is a shop hop sampler. I wanted to duplicate the sashing fabric for the binding but didn't have any, so I went to the store to search for it. No luck. Then I did a quick search online and couldn't find it. Today I got the idea to use some leftover deep red binding from another quilt I had made. It works well with the colors in the quilt and silly me had made gobs of the binding. SCORE. After putting the binding on, I had about 12" leftover. I don't know what possessed me to make so much binding but now I'm glad I had it.

    P.S. - What do you say when you bind a quilt in the past tense? I bound the quilt? I binded the quilt? I think I'll just go with put on the binding.

    #2
    The quilt was bound. The quilt was binded. Haha! We all know what you mean. I think I just usually say 'the binding is done!".
    I will be hitting the stash tomorrow (Saturday). I am determined to get down there and make at least a thumbprint of a dent somewhere.
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    What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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      #3
      good point!...for us "quilty's"... we can just say IT'S FINISHED""""
      Yesterday i emptied the "4 patch yard sale bag" finally... and stitched together about 5 small tops that may become a table topper thingy... or dog blankie... just thrilled to have this monster of a challenge over with and on to the mounds of pre-cuts that are waiting...
      The one thing it has done is improved my FMQ!... I now know the "'right" thread to make my Bailey hum along and can join a binding in a flash without having to stare at the picture hanging on the wall in front of my machine...
      Sometimes repeat,repeat,repeat does work)))
      "Each day well-lived and Happy;
      that's all there is to Life!"

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        #4
        5 small tops - that's great!
        I did get downstairs and worked on some log cabin blocks I am making using 2 honey buns. They are in the Old Glory line. I only have 5 blocks done so far but it's a start. I can't figure out how many blocks I will get from them so I'll just keep going until I run out of the strips and once I get them sewn into a top, I'll know how big it is. haha.
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsbytrish
        http://quiltdreaming.blogspot.com
        http://pinterest.com/TrishLapp


        What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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          #5
          hahaha binding, binded, bound -- it is FINISHED! That's much better to say!

          I've been following your 4patch bag adventure GrammaBabs and am excited you are nearly done. It's a cool thing to sew so many quilts and be able to practice your FMQ on them. What a smart idea! I have been thinking a lot about learning how to FMQ too.

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            #6
            Cheering you all on!!!! DH and I were just talking about "passions" that people have.... We are retired, living for 13 years now in a wonderful retirement comm. For me it's a dream home with my own sewing space... small room, but i LOVE it... So many of my friends have NO hobby to speak of rather than "shopping or reading" and of course their grands.. I do not have any little ones. The 4 patch story is funny,,, I wish i had taken a picture of the "shabby" tote bag that Sis found... what a mess some of them were...
            Me being the type that can just wing it and make it work, would make most people cringe.. but who cares if some of the stuff gets chopped off I just "square it it"... it all looks pretty good in it's entirety...LOL
            The last 3 or 4 colorways are pretty small. I am quilting them up and then making BIG tote bags...
            "Each day well-lived and Happy;
            that's all there is to Life!"

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              #7
              I chop things off too if I have to. They normally don't get seen from the galloping horse so - there it is.
              Sounds like a great idea to turn them into big tote bags. Can't wait to see them.

              2 bindings on - it's a great feeling to have those finished I bet! And, always feels great to find the perfect color, not to mention binding already made, in your stash. Love days like that.
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsbytrish
              http://quiltdreaming.blogspot.com
              http://pinterest.com/TrishLapp


              What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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              Shop The Stash First Challenge

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              The only rule for this group is to challenge yourself to create projects entirely from your collected stash and post pictures and project ideas here to spark creativity amongst the group.

              We all enjoy shopping for patterns and fabrics for new projects and in our excitement for the new and interesting older projects and finds get forgotten. Sometimes, we find single fabulous prints in fat quarters, pre-cuts or yardage that don't fit any specific plan. Make a plan for them!

              There is no timeline on this group, it is just a place other quilters can come looking for fun ideas that don't require an order or a trip to the store
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