you rock! i can't tell you how cool i think you are. i love being able to make my own bias tape to match/coordinate projects just so, but i hate actually doing it.
Ha! Thanks! I actually like making it (not so much the cutting), but am not such a fan of using it... at least not the double fold to bind edges the "proper" way with all that hand sewing. Of course the finished product is usually so nice it almost seems worth it.
ohhhhhh so *pretty*! I am a fellow addict, but haven't made nearly what you've made. Mine's 90% project-oriented. Now I'm thinking "gee, maybe I *do* need to make some "just in case" I need it."
Hi QuiltersBlock! If only I knew people who could/would use it I'd give them away for birthdays, etc.
I LOVE making bias tape as well!! I thought I was a freak of nature, but there are others out there!
It's kind of a Zen thing for me (except the cutting). I can think about other things, problem solve, plan and such while doing it. Especially that striped one which was about 9 yards of double-fold all in one strip.
Yeah, I'd say you are completely biased.
This is a good thing. Your work looks great.
wow, these are very pretty. I never liked using bias tape because all the store ones were really plain, but I may have to dive into this and do my own! I've heard of making your own, but always thought it was kind of time-consuming. Is it?
One in a while I'll stumble upon a cute vintage bias tape at a yard sale and I have a few from my grandmother's stash, but the store stuff is pretty dull for all by the most utilitarian purposes. It takes a little practice to get it down, but it's not that
time consuming. I don't have a big cutting surface or long straight edge so I can't really use a rotary cutter to cut the strips quickly, so that's the time consuming part. The little tool makes the rest of it go pretty fast and if you set up your ironing board in front of the TV or listen to a podcast or something it feels like it goes pretty quickly. All that said, sometimes it MAKES your project so the time is worth it.