I realized this yesterday when I was cutting out my Ruby Jubilee Braided Irish Chain quilt. As soon as I was finished cutting, I immediately grabbed my strips for the binding and stitched them into a binding strip. I just love making the strip and thinking about how it will finish off my quilt!!! I pressed the strip last night and this morning checked it off of my little Quilt List Spreadsheet and realized that "Binding Made" was more at the end of the quilt making process in the list. This made me wonder if I am the only one that makes their bindings at the beginning instead of the end of the quilt making process???
I love having my binding all ready to go as soon as I take the quilt off the long arm. And they look so pretty all stacked up ;) They also have the added benefit of reminding me of a few WIP's that have been forgotten in a closet somewhere. 7 of those bindings are fairly recent and their quilts are being worked on in one stage or another, but 2 have been been sitting there far to long waiting for the quilt top to be quilted. It's a good little reminder to squeeze them in at some point ;)
And just in case you are wondering, that scrappy binding on the bottom comes from here ;) I keep all of my little leftover binding pieces and then when I finish a scrappy quilt I just pull from the basket to make a super scrappy binding. So fun!!!
So back to my little process . . . I really am curious . . . When do you make your binding strip??? Are you like me and make it at the beginning, do you save it to the end, or do you squeeze it in somewhere in the middle. Can't wait to hear when you make your binding strip ;)