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Thread: simplicity bias maker

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    Junior Member salsalady's Avatar
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    am thinking of purchasing the bias maker. do you have one? do you like it? advantages and disadvantages. does it make all sizes of bias? cant find any info on it. thanks for all advice. lorene

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    I haven't purchased one because I've read a lot of negative things about them on here and other boards.

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    I have one, I like it. Others here do not. You have to buy different attachments for different size bindings. One of the issues that some have is that when it gets to a seam it tends to want to jam. I just give it a little tug and it works for me. Mine was a gift. Would I buy it, probably not even though I love mine. To me its quite pricey for what it does.

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    I have one and I like it. I did purchase a tip to make binding and that is what I use it for the most. As lea said, if it slows up just give a gentle pull.

    I think if you can get it for 40-50% off or more, I would get it. I don't think it is worth the $80 price tag.

    It makes short work of pressing long binding strips.

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    Junior Member salsalady's Avatar
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    thanks so much for the info. now i guess i will have to find it on sale.

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    I received mine as a gift. I really like it. It saves me hours of ironing.
    I have three tips I use the larger one the most. The one that takes 2 1/2" strips.

    I have seen them for sale on Amazon.com for $65.00

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    Junior Member salsalady's Avatar
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    thanks everyone i purchased one online today from walmart for $66.00. thought that was a good buy. where do you pa=urchase the tips did not say when i ordered them

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