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#14 Binding Bottle

Updated: Jul 26, 2022

I am guilty of cutting out a quilt, setting aside fabric for the binding, and then losing it. It has happened more times than I like to admit. It is so darn frustrating. One of my followers was nice enough to call me and give me this tip for storing binding. She gave me several tips that I liked. I'm sorry to say I have forgotten her name. Yes, I wrote her name down, but where the heck did I put that note? So I can't give her credit but I can say, "you know who you are".

After cutting out your quilt, cut and sew the strips to make the binding. Press the binding in half.

To make a Binding Bottle

You will need two large prescription bottles and Locktite glue.

Find a large pill bottle or two that can be glued together. To make a large container from two bottles: using Loctite Glue, put a thread of glue on the bottom of one bottle. Place the other bottom of the bottle where you have glued it. The glue will need to sit for about 20 minutes.

Once the glue is firm you can use it to hold your prepared binding. The bottle can be filled with pins or clips you will need to attach the binding before sewing. Pop the clips back in the bottle when done. So, once again, you can find them.

Tape the end of the binding onto the bottle and wrap the binding around the bottle. Pin in place. The binding will roll off the bottle as you attach it to your quilt.

Don't have time to sew the binding together? No problem, just roll the binding up and place it in a large prescription bottle and label it!

Now put it somewhere you can find it.

So start saving your large prescription bottles. If you don't have any drop by your local drug store and they will sell or give you a few.

Have a good week and get those Christmas projects in the making.

I give you my Irish goodbye.


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