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Old 09-02-2010, 11:44 AM
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I ordered one of these last night during their midnight special. I am hoping it will help me make the bindings for my wall hangings and quilts if I ever finish one.
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Missouri Star Quilts Just $12.95 .


If you love the Binding Tool by Susan Brown, and we know you do because we sell hundreds of them every month, you'll love what I'm gonna say next! Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, step right up to see the Simpli-EZ Bias Ruler by Susan Brown for Simplicity Studio. Here's the low down on this phenomenal tool:
It cuts 280 inches of binding out of a half yard of fabric (at 2 width more if you use a smaller width).

Yields bias cut strips of binding at various widths, from 2 inches.

Has a hinge in the middle allowing it to collapse in half for convenient storage and transport.

Made right here in the U.S. of A
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:49 AM
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Looks interesting. I just find that I cannot afford to buy all of the cool tools.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:00 PM
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Thanks for the Info. I need to look into this.....
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Sadiemae
Looks interesting. I just find that I cannot afford to buy all of the cool tools.
I understand I am the same wayI am on SS.But I keep cutting my strips and things crooked, so I figure wasting fabric is exspensive. So if I can get a good tool half price I want it. I just hope it helps.

I am wanting some of the pre cut strips and squares too but they are going to have to wait for now.
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I have one of these, but from a different company. The best part is that it is long enough to go from top to bottom of a 1/4 yard of fabric and give you the 45 degree angle you need for the bias. The down side is that I don't use it.... I use my regular ruler. You really need to put buttons or sand paper dots on it to keep it from slipping. That makes is frustrating. Hope you enjoy it and get lots of use out of it.
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Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
I have one of these, but from a different company. The best part is that it is long enough to go from top to bottom of a 1/4 yard of fabric and give you the 45 degree angle you need for the bias. The down side is that I don't use it.... I use my regular ruler. You really need to put buttons or sand paper dots on it to keep it from slipping. That makes is frustrating. Hope you enjoy it and get lots of use out of it.
Thank you for the info. I also bought some visagrip to put on my ruler so I can use it on this also. I am brand new to quilting and am very anxious to learn.
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Originally Posted by erstan947
Thanks for the Info. I need to look into this.....
They have a new special deal every night at midnight!When I bought this it was half price.12.95
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Is there a tute or video about this tool?
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Originally Posted by Nanjun
Is there a tute or video about this tool?
http://missouriquiltco.com/shop/this...ty-studio.html

Scroll down to the demo video.
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Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
I have one of these, but from a different company. The best part is that it is long enough to go from top to bottom of a 1/4 yard of fabric and give you the 45 degree angle you need for the bias. The down side is that I don't use it.... I use my regular ruler. You really need to put buttons or sand paper dots on it to keep it from slipping. That makes is frustrating. Hope you enjoy it and get lots of use out of it.
Is there a special reason for cutting binding on the bias -- other than for rounded/scalloped edged quilts?

Did you know that virtually no quilt before the early 1990s found by Barbara Brackman (well-known quilt historian) ever had anything but straight-grain binding? They didn't need it because scalloped edges didn't come into vogue until the 1920-1930s.

Many fabric specialists feel there is no validity to the claim that bias binding last longer, and the effort to make it is a bit of a bother, as we know. Quilts I made 30 years ago with straight-grain binding are holding up well, as are many of my antique quilts with straight-grain binding. I'll be curious to hear responses from others on this subject.
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