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Thread: Who has any special tricks to cutting your own bias tape?

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    Senior Member Tinabug's Avatar
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    Hello!! That's what I'm finding, thanks for your input!
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    I use the spiral technique. You use a ruler to put straight lines across your material, then match up lines on sides then drop one side down one line, sew together sides. Then start cutting at the drop down line,and just keep cutting you will have one continuous strip.I use a yard stick that the width is perfect for bias.
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    Here is the way I cut my bias. The tutorial is by Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures Designs. I do it a little differently, though. She says to cut off a thin slice of the folded edge, but I make my cut 1/2 the size of the finished bias. I feel as though I don't waste any of the fabric. You still have to sew the strips together, but I have better luck than with the spiral technique.

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    I am going to watch this thread as I am curious as how most do their binding.
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    Nice discussion. I bind both ways. I love putting on my own bias binding, it makes me feel like I did something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katiequiltsalot View Post
    I use the spiral technique. You use a ruler to put straight lines across your material, then match up lines on sides then drop one side down one line, sew together sides. Then start cutting at the drop down line,and just keep cutting you will have one continuous strip.I use a yard stick that the width is perfect for bias.
    Ditto .... it's also referred to as continuous bias binding, if you're googling!
    Perhaps the links given show this technique?
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    Continuous Bias

    Watch this video. I am making bias tape this way today. There is a measuring table that tells you exactly how much fabric you need for bias tape. I have a queen size quilt and I only need a 36" square of material to make bias tape for this whole quilt. http://www.mccallsquilting.com/articles/continuous_bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug View Post
    I'm so OCD it takes me forever just to make a 36" strip of bias. Really irritates me, but I have to have a perfect strip, really frustrating. It turns out great, but holy moly it takes me way too long!! Any special tips would be most appreciated.

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    This is a terrific ideaa! Thanks so much for posting it. I'm going to try this today. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by fayzer View Post
    Watch this video. I am making bias tape this way today. There is a measuring table that tells you exactly how much fabric you need for bias tape. I have a queen size quilt and I only need a 36" square of material to make bias tape for this whole quilt. http://www.mccallsquilting.com/articles/continuous_bias
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    This is a terrific idea! Thanks so much for posting it. I'm going to try this today. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by fayzer View Post
    Watch this video. I am making bias tape this way today. There is a measuring table that tells you exactly how much fabric you need for bias tape. I have a queen size quilt and I only need a 36" square of material to make bias tape for this whole quilt. http://www.mccallsquilting.com/articles/continuous_bias
    Frankie,
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    I don't use bias binding anymore. I cut the strips straight across, sew them together diagonally, trim the seams, press in half wrong sides together, and it's ready! I only use bias binding when using striped fabric or for curved edges which is hardly ever.

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