I saw a picture on instagram the other day of some really cute binding. In fact, I see lots of pictures of cute binding and having just finished a swap of fabric polaroids, it struck me that someone should do a binding swap. As I tried to think of who to ask I decided that would be a silly idea and that I would just host it myself!

Now, I’ve never hosted a swap before. You make a hashtag for instagram, post all the details, and wait for the packages to start rolling in. How hard can it be, right? (Those 5 little words get me in trouble a lot) If any of y’all experienced swappers notice something I’ve forgotten or missed, please let me know. Here goes nothing.

Welcome to my #bindingswap <<<<< That’s the official hashtag to use on instagram!

Here are the details:

  • Open to beginners
  • International swappers welcome. (I would love some tips on handling SASE for Int’l)
  • Entries must be postmarked Oct 20 for International and Nov 1 for domestic.
  • We will swap handmade binding made from prints for quilt-y projects
  • Binding should be bias cut and have a final length of 5 yards and left flat for recipients to choose single or double fold.
  • Maximum of 5 per person.
  • When packaging your swap entries, please secure the binding in some way
  • Entry packages should include: swap entries, return SASE, and a note of any favorite colors (if you care).
  • When you are ready to mail, shoot me a message windylou at gmail for the mailing address.

Leave a comment on this post to enter! Feel free to message any questions you may have, or tips if you see that I am glaringly leaving out a major step. I think this will be a fun, quick swap and am excited to see what y’all come up with. This will be an IG only swap – meaning I haven’t navigated Flickr enough to jump into hosting a group there. Tag all photos related to the swap with #bindingswap – I’m sure everyone will enjoy seeing the progress. Afterwards, we can all show our happy mail.

Let’s get binding! @wwwindylou on IG


Stitch By Stitch

Jennifer Lauren

Connecting Threads

Coletterie (continuous bias – this method is easiest for me)


*Photo by Leanne of Make It Perfect