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Thread: WOF binding vs Bias

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    Junior Member rannyof3's Avatar
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    I'm making an EGG table topper, fashioned after the Carrot Table topper. My question is: will regular binding (wof) work, or because of the "roundies" do I have to use Bias. Thanks all for your help.

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    I would think you would need bias to have it lay smooth

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    Shaped like an oval?
    You will be much, much happier if you use bias binding.
    Much.
    A lot.
    Really.
    It's worth it.

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    You need to have a quilting buddy teach you how to make continuous bias binding. Your fabric square is cut into two triangles, then stitched into a tube and cut round and round and ends up as yards and yards of bias binding. It's a skill all quilters need to learn. I love bias binding on all of my quilts, curved or not and it makes wonderful mitered corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    You need to have a quilting buddy teach you how to make continuous bias binding. Your fabric square is cut into two triangles, then stitched into a tube and cut round and round and ends up as yards and yards of bias binding. It's a skill all quilters need to learn. I love bias binding on all of my quilts, curved or not and it makes wonderful mitered corners.
    That's how I do it! I also always use bias binding--saves on fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Shaped like an oval?
    You will be much, much happier if you use bias binding.
    Much.
    A lot.
    Really.
    It's worth it.
    What she said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    That's how I do it! I also always use bias binding--saves on fabric.
    How does bias binding save on fabric? It takes more, not less, to cut bias than straight of grain. Here's a chart for comparison. http://www.quiltbug.com/articles/binding-calculator.htm

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    If it has any curve you must use a bias or else end up with little pleats all around your project. Good Luck

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    Sorry this I am sure is a really stupid question. But as I have said many times before, I am a slow comprehender....what is the bias? Let me see if I have this right....The selvedge is the length of the fabric that usually will have the fabric line name on it. So is the bias the way that you would cut it into the strips such as 2 1/2" strips? Or is that something different?
    I will remember this EVENTUALLY I promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    Sorry this I am sure is a really stupid question. But as I have said many times before, I am a slow comprehender....what is the bias? Let me see if I have this right....The selvedge is the length of the fabric that usually will have the fabric line name on it. So is the bias the way that you would cut it into the strips such as 2 1/2" strips? Or is that something different?
    I will remember this EVENTUALLY I promise.
    The bias is the diagonal of the fabric. What you are describing is the Width of the fabric, commonly referred to as WOF. The bias, or diagonal will have some stretch to it & it is preferred for curves, or some just prefer it all together!

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