A common problem many quilters have is the inability to throw away any amount of leftover fabric. This affliction plagues me to a ridiculous degree - especially if the bits of fabric are from some really precious line that's out of circulation.
In keeping with that penchant for saving, I have saved ends of excess binding for years and have always kept them in this sturdy, recycled box that my salt shaker and pepper grinder came in. (Maybe I save more than just bits of fabric.)
I just labeled across the end - no reason to be fancy. This box has worked great for a good number of years, but recently it has been a pain trying to pack more bindings in there. The lid would not go on at all and I was constantly picking bindings up off the floor where they'd spilled over.
As I was putting away the excess binding from my last finish, I decided enough was enough. Just locate another box for heaven's sake! I surely have saved some equally sturdy boxes in a larger size. Sure enough, I found one that is going to work just fine. It's a Harry and David's box, beautifully decorated with pears. (I should have taken a picture of it, but the contents are the significant thing, right?)
Now I am set for a few more years. Plenty of room to add binding bits. I have actually used bindings out of this saved collection over the years, so I think it is worth it to save them.
Happy Quilting, Friends!