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Thread: Can you help me work with bias strips? PIC added

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    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
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    I'm trying to make a curly que with a narrow strip and I'm not sure how to make a tight curve with the bias strip. You know how a tendril from a vine might turn back on itself then continue on further??? Well, that is what I'm attempting. Hopefully my explanation is clearer than mud. :roll:

    Does anyone have any experience with this??

    Thanks,
    Patti

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    I hope this helps.

    Or you could preiron. Put your iron on the beginning of the tape, press and curve at the same time. It has a memory so will stay more or less in the curved shape.

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    How narrow is your strip and how small of a loop are you attempting?

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    I thought that was it..I attempted that at first..didn't use the iron though. I think the loop I'm trying to make is too small to do it that way. I'm not sure though. Maybe you do it like that no matter how big the loop is.

    Attached is a pic of what I'm trying to do. The brown tendrils on top of the bunch is what I'd like to do. I don't like the regular applique and I'm going to take it off.

    The strips are 3/8's wide.
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    Love the piece sandpat - is that for the round robin? You guys are going all out this time.

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    Yes, beach, when(if) I can get happy with it, it will be for either group 1 or 4..I don't know yet.

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    I use the 1/4" fusable webbing that comes on a roll.

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    Since you are doing it as a grapevine tendril, I would go ahead and use Pearl cotton and embroider it on.

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    When you cut your fabric for the bias that you need for your vine, make sure it's on the 45* ....cut 3/4"strips, if you don't have the little buckle thingy that helps you press the bias strips..... then put a pin in & out on your pressing board..... with the space 1/4" between the pins..... take your 3/4" strip and fold both sides in 1/4"and then pull the end through under the pin.....place the tip of your iron on this and slowly pull.... your iron stays in one place, the strip pulls through under the pin....and hopefully you will end up with 1/4" finished bias. When you pin your bias stem on your fabric, remember to stitch the inside curves first & then move on to your outside curves....not sure if I've explained this well enough, but please PM me if you think I might be able to help...

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