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Thread: 5 yards of Bias tape from one fat quarter

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    Having no idea how to make bias tape and needing it for my quilt binding I remembered this from a blog that I found last summer. I made mine 2 1/2" wide so I only got a little over 3 yards from my fat quarter but it was so easy.
    http://jonag.typepad.com/stop_starin...o-5-yards.html

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    Thank you for this tip! I have it saved for the next time I need to make binding!

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    Thanks!!!!! this tip comes just in time. I have a table topper I'm working on. Have fabric that looks great with the topper but I only had a FQ. didn't think I'ld be able to use it but now maybe I can.

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    Remarkable - thanks

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    I saw this as a demo at my LQS a couple of weeks ago. It is amazing. Haven't tried it yet but plan on it the next time I am ready to cut binding.

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    Wow, thanks for the link.

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks!

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    Great tutorial! I would add to spray starch the fat quarter twice with heavy duty spray starch before beginning to keep the bias from giving you problems. Spray on the opposite side of pressing to prevent flakes.

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    This is one step that will definitely give me some peace of mind. Thank you!

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    I am so impressed with this tip. Will definately try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merryhare
    Great tutorial! I would add to spray starch the fat quarter twice with heavy duty spray starch before beginning to keep the bias from giving you problems. Spray on the opposite side of pressing to prevent flakes.
    This would make it so much easier....I'll add that the next time i make it. Im still shocked at how easy it was. I have always avoided bias tape but this was so fun I think I could make a stash if it.

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    Thanks for the tip. Who knew a FQ could be so useful! :)

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    Thank you!

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    Wow...pretty amazing!

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    Thank you for taking your time to post this. I'm going to give it a try; I think I would end up save a lot of fabric this way.

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    Thanks for the link!

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    Wow, this is a great tip!! Thanks so much for sharing it. It really does look so easy. Once I learn to make the hexagon shape, I can see this coming in very handy for lovely bindings!!!

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    Thanks for the great link.I will try these patterns and bias tute.

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    i knew fat quarters were good for something...thanks 4 bringing this to our attention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard
    Wow, this is a great tip!! Thanks so much for sharing it. It really does look so easy. Once I learn to make the hexagon shape, I can see this coming in very handy for lovely bindings!!!
    And didn't I learn how to make the octogon and hex shapes from a wonderful tute just after I posted the above? This board is so awesome. They know what I need to learn almost before I do!!! Hugs and smilesssssss,

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard
    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard
    Wow, this is a great tip!! Thanks so much for sharing it. It really does look so easy. Once I learn to make the hexagon shape, I can see this coming in very handy for lovely bindings!!!
    And didn't I learn how to make the octogon and hex shapes from a wonderful tute just after I posted the above? This board is so awesome. They know what I need to learn almost before I do!!! Hugs and smilesssssss,
    I know, right

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    Thank you for the website. This quick and easy method will fit right in to the program I'm giving at our next quilt meeting. I'll be showing how to make 2 seam flying geese, 3 seam square in a square; fabric tube block pieces; strip HST; etc. I hope it'll be a fun class for my quilty friends.

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    Very nifty!

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