Tie leftover pieces of brightly colored binding on the handles of your suitcases. Then when you're traveling and need to retrieve your luggage, it is easy to identify. You may even start a conversation with another quilter who recognizes the fabric.

-Alice Werner
St. Charles, Missouri

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