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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Stripe stash

I didn't accomplish any sewing other than a few inches of hand sewn binding yesterday. While I was in the basement cleaning up I was moving some boxes around and opened my stripes box. I have been using stripes as binding for over 20 years so every time I see a stripe at a good fabric sale I consider whether I need it for my collection. It is fun to shop in the stash in the hours that no quilt shop is open.A couple years ago when I was making my "all dots" quilt I cut 3 different widths of stripes too. I thought a dot and stripe quilt would be pretty exciting. I even thought an all stripe quilt would be exciting.
I may have to try some of these stripes in one of the 2 patterns that I have used the Kaffe stripes in.



I have a finishing class to teach today. If I have any pep when I get home I'll work on my binding.

26 comments:

Joyce said...

Love those stripes. I love a striped binding on almost any quilt.

SarahVee said...

You have a great stash to go shopping in, Wanda! I hadn't thought of using stripes for binding. Thanks for the inspiration!

Needled Mom said...

Yummy stripes. I think I would like to shop in you stash!

Clare said...

I'd definitely like to shop in your stripe stash!

Laura said...

Great eye candy! I have a small collection of stripe fabrics as well that I bought for potential bindings. My real fabric addiction, other than batiks, is dots! I have a terrible time resisting a good dot fabric :-).

Maria said...

Ditto, I have to agree with the ladies. Let me loose in your basement so I can raid your stash LOL

hetty said...

Love your striped fabrics and would love to go shopping in your stash!

debra said...

They say a zebra never changes his stripes, but I think he could if he lived with you ;-)

imquilternity said...

You have a stripe stash to envy! I love stripes too as I think they add just the right "zing" to a project - if they are used sparingly. Now, with that said, I LOVE your Kaffe stripes (all stripes) quilt block!!!

Bonnie said...

I love stripes for binding! And those look absoultly yummy.

Anonymous said...

I honestly do not know of another person that has as much fabric as you do. And every piece of course with exuberant color !

J~MT

Anonymous said...

I never thought of using stripes for the binding. You have inspired me, thanks!
All your stripe material looks so bright and cheerful and yummy too!

Kay in Kansas

Sharon said...

These might make great H blocks!

bettyp said...

Good idea!! I will have to get some stripes now . I have alway liked stripes for borders !!
thanks for the push !!LOL!!

LC said...

Your fabric collection is almost making me envious. I have about 1/8 the stack of stripes and most of them are Kaffe fabrics or kid's bright colors. They do make wonderful binding!

Cathi said...

Your collection of stripes is fabulous. I love stripes for binding and for some fussy cutting for some blocks.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Oh fun!

Do you ever do the stripes on the bias. I have a friend who does nearly every quilt that way, but I prefer the basic way.

Sharon said...

Love ALL your stripes! Alex Anderson says she likes stripes for the inner border on a quilt. Me too. I just like stripes anyway...almost as much as plaids! Very fun collection you have.

Muddling Through said...

I agree! The best thing about a good stash is having it in the middle of the night when you need it and nothing is open and anyway you don't want to go out. :)

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
I have always loved stripes but never made a point to collect them. I see that will need to change!
I have done stripes for inner borders and one time for sashing between blocks, but always just buy the stripe to complement the top. Hmmm.
Vicky F

karenfae said...

love it = what a collection!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Gari said...

I love your stripe stash. I almost never buy stripes but I may have to change the way I shop. ;-)

quiltmom said...

Wow what great stripes Wanda- I love the multicolored one that shows in the top row of the last picture- It reminds me of piano key borders.
You do have the best fabrics in your collection- I hadn't thought about using stripes for binding- I have made multicolored bindings using odd strips of fabrics for them.
How wide do you make your bindings?
I am sure you had a great class-
My Louisa L Smith templates have arrived and some new fabrics from Connecting Threads.
Now just need to get moving and quilting...
Warmest regards,
Anna

Sue said...

I love your stripey stash. I like the way striped borders and bindings make little ladders, leading you around the quilt.

Snickerdoodle said...

Love your idea of using stripes for binding. Kind of looks like a pieced border. Thanks for the idea.

Rebel said...

I have serious stash envy. =P