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Thread: Continous Bias Strips -- HELP PLEASE!!!!

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    I need some bias strips for applique. I get to the part about "With right sides together, match lines with pins at the 1/4" seamline and stitch seam".

    Every time I try this, the lines don't add up where they join. What am I doing wrong? :( I just don't get how to match the lines when forming the tube.

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    Dont you just move it over one?? I think I have a diagram on the laptop..If I do will post it for you :D

    Here's a link to Fons & Porter tute :D

    http://www.fonsandporter.com/userdoc...-contbias1.pdf

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    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/lesso...ls/index7.html

    Here is a tutorial that looks really good and may answer your question. It is really hard to explain without a diagram.

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    I would use the Fons and Porter link. I have this page bookmarked in one of their books and I reference it often.

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    oooooooooooo - kewl! i saved them both, but like the fact that McCalls tells you how large the squares should be to get various lengths of bias. :-)

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    Whatcha' makin'? :?

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    Thanks for the info. I'll use it too.

    Don't you all just love this board?

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    lfw045 - Thank you for the link to the video, it was helpful - if I can't figure out how to do the continuous bias strips, I'll do it that way.

    Thank you Izy and Marcia for your links - It's at step 4 that I just don't get. After moving over one line, I just don't get how to align the pins and raw edges and lines.

    I think I've got a mental block! I don't get it!!! If I could actually see it being done, I might get it then!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Whatcha' makin'? :?
    Well, I think you'll like this Melissa - It's the "Constitution and Union Forever" quilt on page 44 of Barbara Brackmans' Quilts from the CW book.
    It will probably take me forever, especially since I'm already stuck on the the first step - making the bias for vines. :oops:

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