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Thread: How Do You Make Bias Binding?

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    How Do You Make Bias Binding?

    I've searched, but cannot find an answer on the board. My apologies if I'm asking a dumb question

    I recently took a quilting class for a victorian table runner, but we did not get far enough to learn how to bind the darn thing. It has curves and inside angles.

    I'm assuming it needs to be bound with bias binding, but I do not understand the tutorials I've found online on how to make bias binding.

    I would greatly appreciate if you have any links or information.

    Thanks!!

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    This is the video that I used to learn how to make it. I have been converted to using only bias binding; I doubt that I will ever use straight of grain binding ever again. I just love how it hugs the quilt edges, straight and curved, and I NEVER get puckers and lumps like I do when I use straight of grain binding.

    http://www.ehow.com/video_4433309_cut-bias-binding.html
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    Use this ruler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gJN2dyYlIQ

    I have the ruler and it's the easiest to use, no thinking involved.
    Got fabric?

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    I love bias binding. I make mine in the round. Tutorial is here
    http://sandyquilts.blogspot.com/2009...-tutorial.html
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    Thank you all. I'll look at all of those links

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    This is my go to video for continuous bias binding. It's from McCalls Quilting and it even has written directions below the video. http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccal...ontinuous_bias I use this method because I don't like sewing all those bias strips together. I think she gives a very good explanation on how to do continuous bias binding.
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    Is there a specific reason you need bias binding? It's lots easier to make straight grain binding if you don't need to go around curves. Very few quilts before 1920 had bias binding (indeed Barbara Brackman, the renowned quilt historian, says she has seen only one case of bias binding prior to 1900). There are those who believe that bias binding wears better. Personally I am not one of those. I've been making, using, and washing my quilts for 30 years and have had no binding failures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Is there a specific reason you need bias binding? It's lots easier to make straight grain binding if you don't need to go around curves. Very few quilts before 1920 had bias binding (indeed Barbara Brackman, the renowned quilt historian, says she has seen only one case of bias binding prior to 1900). There are those who believe that bias binding wears better. Personally I am not one of those. I've been making, using, and washing my quilts for 30 years and have had no binding failures.

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    In her original post, she states "I recently took a quilting class for a victorian table runner, but we did not get far enough to learn how to bind the darn thing. It has curves and inside angles."
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    In her original post, she states "I recently took a quilting class for a victorian table runner, but we did not get far enough to learn how to bind the darn thing. It has curves and inside angles."
    Well, gee whiz. I guess I'm blind, LOL!
    Oops, sorry!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Well, gee whiz. I guess I'm blind, LOL!
    Oops, sorry!!

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