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Thread: Do you own a Simplicity Bias Tape Maker

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    Do you own a Simplicity Bias Tape Maker

    if you do am interested in the pros and the cons of this machine.
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    I have had one for a short time and I really like mine. I bought the quilt binding tip to use on it. Works great. To make double sided tape, just put it through the press a second time, but bypass the tip. I haven't found any cons, but I know there are other posts on the board where some say it's not worth the money. I shopped around for a while to find a price that I was satisfied with. Bought it on ebay, but Wal-mart's price is basically the same. They even carry it in my local store.

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    I have it and love it. I bought the extra quilt tape tip also. My dh even likes to make the binding now!
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    Hi, I've had mine for a few years and absolutely love it. I love making aprons and used it to make the binding for them but now use it for making binding on tabletoppers/runners.
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    I have one, and I like it. I'd say my only complaint is that there isn't much room for a lot of rolled-up strips.
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    Thanks for the tips. I have been thinking about buying it but wasn't sure that it was worth it.
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    I have one. I use it all the time. It took some practice to get use to it and have everything go smooth. I make straight double fold using the largest tip tool. I buy clearance fabric by the yards, doesn't matter what color or print and make binding out of it cut from the lengthwise grain so I don't have to sew a lot of strips. I have a bin full of ready made binding.
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    Where is a good place to buy one at a good price?
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    I got mine at Joann's on sale with an additional % off coupon for your whole purchase. I think it was 60 or so. I havent used it yet.

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    Our local Walmart has them for $60, and also two sizes of quilting tips (add-on accessories).

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    I bought mine thinking it would be for binding. But it doesn't just fold it over once. It folds it like how you would want it to make an apron or vines on a quilt. I'm bummed about it. Is there any way to make it just fold over once, with wrong sides together, like how you want it for binding? I bought it from an online store and the gal and I have become friends, and I don't want to send it back because of this. So any ideas??? Thanks, Jeanne
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    How do these compare to the little handheld ones like the Clover Bias Tape Maker? Anyone have one of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm5419 View Post
    I have one, and I like it. I'd say my only complaint is that there isn't much room for a lot of rolled-up strips.
    I'm thinking this would be an issue also...but...there is no reason you can't let the rest lay on the table to feed in when it's time comes...would just need to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I have one. I use it all the time. It took some practice to get use to it and have everything go smooth. I make straight double fold using the largest tip tool. I buy clearance fabric by the yards, doesn't matter what color or print and make binding out of it cut from the lengthwise grain so I don't have to sew a lot of strips. I have a bin full of ready made binding.
    this is great advice about lengthwise grain cutting...thank you.
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    I don't have one but have been thinking about buying one. Thanks for asking your question. It will help me decide if I want to purchase one.
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    BETTY62 you are welcome
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    You have to purchase a different tip to make the single fold binding. Our Walmart has these tips (in at least two different sizes) for something like $7 each.

    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I bought mine thinking it would be for binding. But it doesn't just fold it over once. It folds it like how you would want it to make an apron or vines on a quilt. I'm bummed about it. Is there any way to make it just fold over once, with wrong sides together, like how you want it for binding? I bought it from an online store and the gal and I have become friends, and I don't want to send it back because of this. So any ideas??? Thanks, Jeanne

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    Joann's will be running this on a buy one get one free sale on Dec. 1-3rd
    find a friend and go shopping together.
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    Think I need to add this item to my wish list. I have been considering purchasing one myself.

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