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    Senior Member Phyllis nm's Avatar
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    cutting binding help

    A friend told me about a way he was shown to fold and cut binding without sewing pieces together from a yard of fabric. She just folded it and cut it. Anyone know how this was done???

    Now he cuts a 1-1/2" strip in a circle to the center, single layer, it takes time.

    Thanks.

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    that would be bias binding. you might search that for videos on it.

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    i just did that at a freinds house on Monday. I now you can find it on you tube. I was totally confused, but it turned out great. good luck.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    It is called 'Continues Bias Binding'. You can find several videos on it.
    I tried it once, and was a total disaster for me. But don't let my experience deter you.

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    It is called continuous bias binding. I did it once and it worked well but it was not the easiest method.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHGfqcQFFpw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdfC_ZE69FY

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    I prefer the way I cut and make binding. It works very well for me.
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    He said there was no sewing at all, it was just the way it was folded. No strips to sew together. I can't see how it was done.
    thanks anyway.
    Last edited by Phyllis nm; 05-17-2017 at 07:23 PM.

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    Quiltedsunshine, thank you for such a well-written resource! Now I'm off to explore your website. ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyllis nm View Post
    He said there was no sewing at all, it was just the way it was folded. No strips to sew together. I can't see how it was done.
    thanks anyway.
    No strips to sew together after you cut it apart ... however you do have to do some stitching to make it continuous.

    As others have said, this gives you bias binding ...
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    This is my favorite video on cutting bias strips.
    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...il&FORM=VIREHT

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    ditto Katybob!!

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    Agree that is bias binding. I've used it once for a NYB quilt that was all circles on the edge. Used youtube videos. Key is to read the directions, read again, & maybe make a practice strip. Once I got the concept, it was the easiest binding to work with & came out beautifully. Good luck but patience is the key. kathy

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    it can look confusing but it does work giving you a long piece of binding. i did it once and that was enough. I don't use bias often though. If i did, I might go for that method again. try it sometime with some fabric you can use on something but not a nice one. then if it doesn't work well, no problem. Good luck!!
    http://www.jenniferlaurenvintage.com...s-binding.html
    http://so-sew-easy.com/making-contin...-binding-tape/
    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccal...ontinuous_bias
    Last edited by nativetexan; 05-19-2017 at 05:59 AM.

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    I prefer this method also. taught it a guild meeting

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    I like this way. Have never seen this before. Thanks for sharing.

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    You are welcome! Ever since I was shown how to do this it's the only method I use! You do need a square piece of fabric to do it.
    Quote Originally Posted by katesnanna View Post
    I like this way. Have never seen this before. Thanks for sharing.

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