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Old 04-15-2007, 05:02 AM
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I hope some one can help me with this one - there was an episode of Simply Quilts where they did a large monogram and outlined the letter with bias tape, remember?? That's the easy part...
They made the bias by sewing a 1" strip of fabric with a bar-tool-won't-melt-kind-of-thing inside that they could rotate then iron over and press the seam open under the bias so it didnt' involve 3 or 4 folds and steamed cuticles, then move it down as you ironed - if I remember correctly.
Does anyone know what that bar-tool-won't melt-kind-of-thing was called or where to get one???
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:52 AM
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They are called bias bars(I do alot of this type of quilting) I have them in all sizes. Joanns usually carries them, I bought mine from my local quilt store and I know there are alot of internet sites that carry them. Like Clotildes, Connecting Threads......

Hope this helps. Tricia
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:24 PM
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I saw that episode and was inspired. I got mine at Ben Franklin for $5.00. They are Nylon made by W H Collins, Inc, Whippany, NJ 07981
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:45 AM
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Mine are metal and if I remember, there are 3 or 4 in a pkg--all different sizes. I got m,ine at the quilt store. JoAnnes is on the other side of town and I didn't have time to get over there, and back to the quilt shop if they didn't have them. anyway they were $10.00 I used them on strips for the woven basets to be on my pansy quilt. They work really well.
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