Friday, February 10, 2012

Scrappy binding

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I was short on binding fabric…so I combed through my scraps and made a really scrappy one.  The pieces were all cut about 6" long, give or take a couple of inches.

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The tricky part is keeping the seams of the binding away from the mitered corners…I didn’t think that out before I sewed it on but all but I lucked out with all but one.  It will just be the funky corner…there’s always at least one funky corner.

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It’s a nice addition to a really simple quilt top!

45 comments:

Bobbi said...

I love a scrappy binding. 90% of my bindings are scrappy. :)

Richard Healey said...

I did some hot pads with scrappy binding it turned out neat looking.

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Kimberly said...

I love scrappy bindings! Yours is beautiful! Oh, and I hear ya on the funky corners... grrr...

Gayle said...

Great idea, love it, a perfect way to use all those scraps.

AP Mommy said...

What a great idea!

lynaeve said...

This is awesome, I love it!

The Red Thread said...

It's beautiful! That quilting is gorgeous as well, by the way.

Talia Christine said...

Why have I never thought of scrappy binding before??

Brilliant!!


Talia Christine
http://taliachristine.blogspot.com

happydaysquilting said...

I'm digging it, can we have a reveal please!

Helen L said...

Yep, scrappy is good!! Like the old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention". I've been pushed to that solution too :-)
It's looking pretty: when do we get to see it?

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I'm going to try this on the table runner I'm working on. "Start Small" is a good rule of thumb for me. ☺ Thanks for the tips about the mitered edges. Happy Saturday! ☺

Leslie said...

I LOVE scrappy binding but always forgot to do it! I can't wait for you to show us what you are putting it on!

rowan said...

Necessity is the mother of invention. I've a quilt to bind before Saturday, no time to buy more fabric so will be binding with a variety of sherbet pips scraps. Looking forward to the result.

notes of sincerity said...

That is really cute Allison. :0)

jmday said...

Count me in on the scrappy binding love!

Pat said...

Scrappy bindings are great, although a bit more work. Maybe that would be a good leader/ender project -- keep a pile of 2.5" strips next to your machine & piece them as you go. And yes, there is always the ONE corner....

Karen H said...

I thought it was only me that had trouble with 1 corner. Glad to hear it happens to everyone! :) Love the scrappy binding.

KaHolly said...

From your picture, it looks great. Hope you post the completed project when it's sewn down!!

autumnesf said...

I also love doing scrap bindings to use up those tail pieces. But you are right, sometimes I have to repin two or three times to miss the seams in the corners.

Frances said...

I've never used scraps before (not sup rising given i've only ever made 3 quilts). is there an issue with them not being cut on the bias?

Carol said...

Well what a great idea and it looks lovely.
I was supposed to be on a one day quilt workshop today but sadly, as I was the only one to put my name down, it was cancelled.
Carol xx

Barb - The Empty Nest Mom said...

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Neabear said...

When you make your scrappy bindings, do you cut them on the bias or with the grain? Making bindings is new to me so not sure how to do it.

Thanks!

~Linnea

RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

super cute! I've yet to make a scrappy binding but yours looks so adorable, you've inspired me to give it a go!!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

I just had this moment of satisfaction knowing that I have 4 of the same fabric scraps as you. Ha ha ha!

I always have that one funky corner... even if I carefully plan ahead.

Lizzy said...

Super cute! Love it - especially the aqua fabric with the red and white flowers. Too cute! Who makes that?

Becky said...

I've done scrappy binding's a few times. It totally works. In the process of going through my scraps this year, I have pulled out all of my long, various width scraps and I am currently in the process of doing some pre-made binding so I can just grab what looks good for future quilts. I hope it will save me time in the end.

Angie said...

Adorable!

Slowpoke said...

I love your scrappy binding especially with all your lovely fabrics. I,too have yet to make one, but I really like the look of them so maybe someday.....
I too have a question about a fabric.
In your post on February 6, you show a beautiful stack of fabrics you bought in Las Vegas. Please, what is the top gray one called or from what designer or collection is it? It is just perfect! I have never seen it before and here in Canada, we don't have all the fabrics you do. Thank goodness for the internet. I'm into a gray, red and white phase at the moment so I would dearly love to be able to purchase some, unless it is a discontinued line. Please let me know if you have the time? I look forward to seeing what you will create with that lovely stash and yes, the pink dots are adorable!
Good Luck with Baby Girl. Very gratefully yours, Luba

chris.luba@sympatico.ca

Ellomee said...

Great idea! I take my leftover binding and combine as you did. I have all sorts of prints and colors combined and plan to use for my many quilt block exchange scrap quilts. Nice way to have binding ready to go and also a way to not lose all those binding tails!

Lotti said...

Ooh looking very pretty

quilt happy said...

love your idea you always have scraps

toots2u said...

Looks pretty! I love the quilting too!

true2beeme said...

I am doing scrappy more and more as I love it...but never remember to think out the seam and corner piece- sometimes I get luckier than others! This one is so pretty...

daisy and jack said...

love the scrappy binding - and I've been caught out on seams at the corner !

Carla said...

I love scrappy bindings.
Love yours.

~ Julie ~ said...

I've never used a scrappy binding, but why not? We make scrappy quilts! :)

b1c8e906-1b6a-11e1-81bf-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I did this type of binding on my 1st grandchild's quilt. It really made the quilt.

Claire Jain said...

I love scrappy bindings. That's a solid plan :-)

Rebeccarama said...

this is so cute! i want to try this now. and i'm so glad to hear that a great sewer like you has funky corners too!

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Cute idea - can't wait to see the finished item!

S x

carol said...

HELLO!! YOU MAKE A BEAUTIFUL THINGS WITH FABRICS!! I SAW YOU ALWAYS AND I FOLLOW YOUR BEAUTIFUL BLOG!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

able mabel said...

LOVE this idea! Especially since I have so many scraps to use up!

Sherry said...

I love scrappy bindings! Most of my quilts have scrappy bindings. :)

The Buck Family said...

I am so glad you said, "There's always a funky corner." Try as I might, and during the initial phase they all look great, I always have one funky corner.
Thank you!

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