When I cut the pieces for a quilt, I completely prepare the binding strip for the project, roll it up, and store it until I finish the top. This way I don't finish the quilt months later to find that I accidentally used my binding fabric for another project. It's always a bonus to find the binding ready to be sewn when the quilt is finished.

-Cindy Burke

McPherson, Kansas

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