I read on someone’s blog not too long ago that she doesn’t bother rolling up her bindings. Why do I roll mine? The short answer is that it’s a mental game I play with myself.
Binding a quilt is probably my least favorite part. (Spray basting USED to be my least favorite part, until I got this.) To make the binding of a quilt less miserable for me, I now cut and create the binding FIRST. Yep. First. As I am cutting all of the other fabric for the quilt top, I go ahead and cut the binding. I get it sewn up, folded and pressed. Then to keep it from getting tangled and super wrinkled from being wadded up somewhere, I roll it up and put it on my shelf.
It really does help. When I pull a quilt off of the frame I know that the binding is sitting right there so heck- why not take a minute to stitch it on? Weird I know. I guess the only exception to this little game is when I am still hunting for the right fabric for the binding. Then I have to wait and create the binding at the end as I marinate in misery. No, it's not quite that bad.
edited to add:
hah! I just noticed that the watermark on the photo is from my food blog. Oops. I recently re-installed Windows Live Writer (how I write most of my posts) and I bet my settings were a little mixed up that day.