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Thread: Help with bias binding on corners?

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    Senior Member lvaughan's Avatar
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    I want to put a bias binding on a baby quilt that is square. The fabric has stripes so in order to get an interesting design I need to cut on the bias, (my first time) :shock: I used the search to find how to make bias but don't see how to go around a corner. Do you do the same as a regular binding where you stop 1/4" from corner then angle up, then down and start sewing from top edge?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Exactly the same way as straight binding. I love using stripes like that - it gives any quilt a fabulous finish.

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    I like to heavily starch the fabric before cutting the binding strips. This makes them more like straight-grain strips so they don't stretch out of shape easily.

    Here are links to Leah Day's videos on sewing binding. Might help you with the corners:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wprg5vzkuGw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MRfA...eature=related

    I too love strips on the bias for binding. Always makes a great finish!

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    I also treat it just like a regular binding.

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    depending on how the stripes are on the fabric i've usually just cut the length of the fabric to get the stripes going the way i want them to for my binding. don't always have to do bias unless you want them on more of an angle.

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