Fabric Spaghetti

Well, that’s what I think this looks like — a huge pile of fabric spaghetti.

What on earth possessed me? I watched this video from Gene Black’s blog post “Cutting Bias Binding“.

Actually, I had watched it quite a while ago but hadn’t needed to make any binding at that point. But I sure remembered where the video was and the first thing I did last week before I began was watch the video again.

And that’s what possessed me. It is so much easier than the tube method – which I never could quite get done properly on the first or second or, sometimes, third try. This is amazingly fast and easy. I had the video playing the first couple of times as I folded the fabric.

A couple of hours later and this was the result. Miles and miles of bias binding ready for various quilts.

Now my binding boxes are full to the brim. I’m going to watch for some good sales on batting and get working on some of the quilt tops that are waiting to be quilted. Perfect timing really as we’re eventually going into cooler weather when it will be nice to have a quilt to work on draped over my legs. There are at least a dozen tops lined up and waiting, in varying sizes. Some small, some lap quilts but they all need to be finished sooner rather than later.

Labels for the quilts in waiting need to be sorted out. Some of them have their labels ready. Others, like the red and white Feathered Star/Sunflower, need a label. One of the benefits to getting the bindings ready was I was able to see how much of the red fabric used in that quilt was left over. There’s almost a yard and a third of the red left. Now I can make more of the blocks for the little red and white quilt last seen here and make special labels for both red and white quilts.

The CNE is now closed for another year, but all through the weekend we heard the airplanes from the air show flying overhead. Seems Baxter was up there in his biplane too.

His favourite spot for an evening snooze is the top tier of his kitty tree.

11 thoughts on “Fabric Spaghetti

  1. Thank you for sharing the video….love these little tips!!! Memorized it…and now
    I’m chomping at the bit to make all kinds of bindings!!! :-))))

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  2. Thanks for the video, I’ve bookmarked this post so I can find it again! Your fabric spaghetti looks like fun – I hope you’re feeling a bit brighter?
    P.S. One false move and Baxter’s bottom’s going to slide off the edge and he’ll end up on the floor…

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  3. Glad you are back in action! Hope you continue to feel well.
    I really had no idea that Baxter could fly, but then he’s a super star! I love that sleeping photo!

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