Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 5!

We’re moving along on our 13 Days of Giveaway and thanks for coming back for Day 5! The winners from Tuesday’s post are: 

  1. Tracy who would like to see upcycling projects
  2. Marthie who wants trapunto patterns and projects
  3. Calla F with a great idea of zipper repair, mending and the like!

All great suggestions!

Please be sure to check your inbox for instructions on how to get your prize.

It’s been so much fun giving sneak peeks into Sew it All Season 7 and we love celebrating the upcoming season with 13 Days of Giveaways. Sew it All Season 7 will air in March, be sure to check your local for listings and schedule. This season will have so many great techniques and projects we can’t wait for March! And, every day you enter in the 13 Days of Giveaways you’ll be automatically entered to with the Grand Prize, a copy of Sew it All TV Season 6 on DVD!

In our new season we bring you Beth Chandler who will show you how to make a custom-fit table cloth great for picnics and outdoor outings. With a colorful binding around the edges this table cloth is so festive for outdoor parties.

DSC 0186 300x200  Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 5! Isn’t it frustrating to be working on a project and find you don’t have enough binding. For today’s giveaway we’ll be giving two lucky readers a four pack of extra wide double fold bias binding in assorted colors from Wrights. 

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To win today’s prize, answer the question below in the comments section. Do you like to make your own binding or do you like the convenience of ready made binding?

Use the binding in a ton of projects, such as this potholder project from season 5! Stitch up cute potholders to match the table cloth and you’ll own the next potluck! Watch Ellen and Mary Fons in episode 505 “Triangle Tango” and learn how to piece triangle pieces into a fun potholder. Find full instructions for Mary’s episode, and all past episodes, at

maryfons450 300x206  Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 5! Go to on March 1st for a sneak peek at all 13 episodes of Sew it All 7, including full instructions and free patterns! And come back tomorrow to find out the winner of today’s prize, and what’s in store for the next awesome giveaway! 

Don’t forget to check to find when your local station airs Sew it All. If your local PBS doesn’t carry Sew it All TV, email or call them to request it!  Sew it All TV brings you host Ellen March and a guest from the sewing world to demonstrate a fun project. And, you can always check out anytime of the week to watch past shows or purchase DVD’s from

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110 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 5!

  1. Breeze says:

    I have one made a binding one (recently) because the patter required it. I have considered it more since there are limited styles. so i would say the premade

  2. suzanne wand says:

    I would love this package

  3. Janice K says:

    Mostly I make my own. On my quilts I like to use up my left over fabrics that match.

  4. Karen Poole says:

    I like how convenient packaged binding is but for a project that needs exact matching fabric or a large amount of binding I will make my own.

  5. I like to buy whenever possible.
    If an exact color isn’t available, a cute contrasting color will do.

  6. Mama Lusco says:

    I most often use pre-made bias binding. It’s so much easier!

  7. I haven’t tried making my own bias tape but would like to someday.

  8. Deb W says:

    I do like the pre made! Making my own is just more work in my book and I haven’t really got into it yet!

  9. I usually buy binding but do make it on occasion.

  10. Make my own! So easy and I’m a novice

  11. Marthie says:

    What a lovely gift to win!!! This can come in very handy when my time is limited!!!

  12. Maureen V says:

    I’ve used it both ways. It depends on what I am making, how much time I have, & whether I want the total, homemade look!

  13. Marsha H says:

    Can’t seem to have enough binding, but love the simplicity of having pre-made on hand.

  14. Hermina McNeill says:

    I’d rather buy the pre-made binding, however I make my own for the quilts I make.

  15. Judith Martinez says:

    I appreciate the convenience of pre-made binding but I’d really like to get some tools so that making my own will be easier.

  16. tina says:

    It depends on the project. I appreciate the wrights ready to go bias which is available in a variety of colors. For quilts I usually make my own.

  17. Kam Watson says:

    I usually make my own but find it quicker/easier to purchase the binding while making purses.

  18. Noelle Angelo says:

    I make my own binding because sometimes I like it to be the star of my project!

  19. Robin Everett says:

    I like making my own for quilts. I have used the premade to add to crocheted afghans.

  20. Judy Brock says:

    I will use store bought binding if I am doing a panel for a fast put together. But I prefer my own so that I can use the colors that are actually there in the quilt or item I am working on.

  21. says:

    BOTH – depends on the profect. Baby/Toddler outfits I like to make my own. For some quilts I like to have the coordinating fabrics for the binding. Other projects store bought works just fine.

  22. Lisa roberts says:

    I like to make my own binding when I’m finishing a quilt. I sometimes use pre-made binding for small craft projects. I don’t really like the material used in the pre-made kind.

  23. Louise Mills says:

    I use both on some things I use the same fabric and other things I buy it.

  24. Debbie Miller says:

    Yes I can spell don’t know what happened convenience wins

  25. Debbie Miller says:

    I like to make my own binding when I have the time,so usually convince wins.

  26. I prefer to make my own binding.

  27. judith akers says:

    I prefer the professional look of the ready made for my projects

  28. Barb K says:

    I always make my own.

  29. Frances Zink says:

    I make my own. I cut it at the same time I’m cutting out my quilt.

  30. I use both. I usually make my own for a good match on my projects. That is my preferance. The bought kind is goodfor small projects.

  31. Patricia Hersl says:

    For my quilts I always make my own binding. For little dresses and other sewing projects, I used the Wrights. Guess there is a method to that…

  32. Judy G says:

    I like making my own bias tape

  33. DONNA CHADWICK says:

    I have done both. But prefer the convenience of ready made binding.

  34. Derenda says:

    I make y own binding. I like to be able to use matching or contrasting binding to suit the project I’m working on.

  35. Nicole L says:

    I like to use both. Store bought when im in a rush or just don’t feel like bothering and homemade when I really want to add an extra touch or am in my picky, everything has to be perfect mood

  36. Terry Eoff says:

    I like the convenience of the ready made packages. I have assorted sizes and colors on hand to complete a project. I will make my own for quilts.

  37. Eileen Kay says:

    There is great satisfaction in making your own binding, not to mention that it will be the perfect match or contrast to your project. But, I still buy it when I’m up against a deadline!

  38. Linda says:

    I made my own binding for the first time last fall to coordinate with another fabric for a set of bibs. I was amazed at how easy it was and how cute the project turned out. I still use ready made most often though-just because I don’t have much time for extras.

  39. Lynn Slabaugh Grate says:

    I like the convenience of prepackaged but I often find the colors too limited so I prefer to make my own. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  40. Stephanie Bardwell says:

    I like to make my own binding. However I just bought some ready made to use on charity quilts.

  41. Jane Meier says:

    Making your own binding allows for more color and material pattern and selection to create a one of a kind piece.

  42. Mary Mangum says:

    I like the convenience of buying it, but if I want a printed bias to match I make it using a bias tape maker and it is really so simple to make!

  43. Ann Dick says:

    I will use both – depending on the project and the desire of completely matching colors or prints.

  44. Sue says:

    I like the convenience of ready made binding if I have a color that matches. It also depends on the project finished look – I make my own when I feel that the finished look will look more professional with custom made binding.

  45. Jane H says:

    Have done both, but making your own binding allows you to customize your project. I like things that are different, no one has one just exactly like it.

  46. Linda Huhman says:

    I do both. Depends on the project.

  47. Deb says:

    My friend’s mother-in-law gave me tons of bias tape so I won’t be attempting making any until a certain place freezes over!

  48. Theresa Brooks says:

    I usually end up making my own binding because I don’t have the right color at home! It is usually at night the day before I have to mail my gift off to get it there in time for Xmas, birthday, or other special day! I try to start early enough to not have to panic, but it seems like I am always running late!

  49. BJ Marley says:

    I like the idea of making my own binding, but I’ve never actually done it. I always use the ready made binding.

  50. Tammi Berry says:

    It depends -For quilts, I make my own. If I am in a hurry, I will buy the premade.