Sunday, January 11, 2015

Stash Report - Week #2

Got in a little sewing this week. I found some more coordinating fabric for another cuff on those dragon pillowcases and made a bunch of reversible binding for this quilt.


The top side of the binding is the red and white stripe and the reverse side matches the backing material. This is a good binding to use when you don't have enough for a one color binding.  I use 1" wide strips for the front color and 1 and 1/2" wide strips for the back color.  Does this look like 420 inches of binding?  Trust me, it is.  Now the fun part begins.

The binding yardage was counted last week since it had been cut, so I can only add one yard used this week for the pillowcase..

Fabric Added - 0
Fabric Used - 1 yd
Fabric Added YTD - 0
Fabric Used YTD - 9 yds
Net used in 2015 - 9 yds

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17 comments:

  1. That's a great idea to handle the binding that way! I like the quilt, especially the striped inner border that gives it a bit of zing.

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  2. Great idea with the binding, and I love your red and white piece. Very pretty.

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  3. You are doing well on the stash busting this year. I've never seen reversible binding how do you make one?

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  4. You're so dedicated to tracking your fabric usage! I just depend on knowing whether or not I can close my fabric cabinet doors! It's neat to see how you ingeniously make two-color binding. Bet it's going to look smashing.

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  5. I love the two color binding you did. I've never seen that done before. If you've got time, a quick tutorial would be great! :)

    ~Melanie

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  6. You have used almost as much as I've added this year. Please show the quilt when it is bound. I'm having a hard time picturing how it will look.

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  7. I would love to see this reversible binding at retreat Dar.

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  8. Dar, love your binding idea. Will have to try it sometime. Since I like the color red so much, I especially like your red quilt.
    Hugs

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  9. It's been a while snce I've done this kind of binding. It works! Pretty red quilt!

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  10. I haven't ever made binding that way, but there have been a few times I have been really short, so will have to keep that in mind!

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  11. I have looked at but not ever made two color binding. This looks like a really neat trick!

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  12. great numbers for week two! I am going to have to give this binding tip a try - great way to use unwanted fabric!

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  13. I can't wait to learn this binding technique from you!

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  14. Wait a minute - is that a UFO for which you made the binding? Good job on that binding, by the way. Reversible, very nice.

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  15. never tried two color binding. what a neat idea.

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  16. Such a great quilt and a very innovative idea for binding!

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  17. That is a great quilt. The binding looks so pretty all laid out like that!

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