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« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2009 10:39:34 AM »

This is GENIUS!  The possibilities are endless!  you're my new hero!!!
A hero genius, eh?  Thanks!  Also, perhaps your standards are a bit low.  Wink
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« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2009 12:13:02 PM »

Nice! I definitely think of making bias tape as kind of a chore, so it's good that someone out there doesn't mind it.
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« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2009 12:40:02 PM »

OH MY GODS!!!!!!!!!!!  i love to quilt, and *love* to use bias tape *especially* the double fold, but i absoloutely *despise* making the stuff!!!!!   (it's like a little part of my soul goes away when i have to make it... seriously, it's that. bad.)   i'm sure you could find all kinds of people who would love this stuff for gifts (i know i would!!)

I bought one of these gadgets at Joann's recently, thinking I could use it to make the binding for my mom's birthday quilt. Her quilt is the largest I've ever made and I was looking for a faster way to bind. But I have never used it or double-fold bias tape for a quilt binding before. I always just cut 2 1/2" strips, sewed them end to end, folded in half, stitched to the front edge with a 1/2" seam allowance and then folded over to the back and hand stiched it.

For those of you that have used double-fold bias for quilt binding, how have you attached it? Is it easier than the process I currently use?
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« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2009 01:37:47 PM »

Nice! I definitely think of making bias tape as kind of a chore, so it's good that someone out there doesn't mind it.

Thanks!  Yeah, that's what they make chocolate AND vanilla, right?


I bought one of these gadgets at Joann's recently, thinking I could use it to make the binding for my mom's birthday quilt. Her quilt is the largest I've ever made and I was looking for a faster way to bind. But I have never used it or double-fold bias tape for a quilt binding before. I always just cut 2 1/2" strips, sewed them end to end, folded in half, stitched to the front edge with a 1/2" seam allowance and then folded over to the back and hand stiched it.

For those of you that have used double-fold bias for quilt binding, how have you attached it? Is it easier than the process I currently use?

I haven't done a quilt, but with every thing I've used the double-fold for that isn't just utilitarian, I've used pretty much the method you describe.  LOTS of hand-stitching, but boy does it look nice.  The first video link in the thread shows a 2-step, all-machine method that might work for quilts.
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« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2009 07:11:30 PM »

OH! these are so pretty!

I actually really hated patterns that would tell you to make your own bias binding until recently. I did an independent study, and my professor showed me these nifty little bias tape rollers that almost does it for you. I just had to iron!

I haven't bought any for myself yet, but I certainly plan to. I have dreams of projects with pretty trims Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2009 07:49:40 PM »

OH! these are so pretty!

I actually really hated patterns that would tell you to make your own bias binding until recently. I did an independent study, and my professor showed me these nifty little bias tape rollers that almost does it for you. I just had to iron!

I haven't bought any for myself yet, but I certainly plan to. I have dreams of projects with pretty trims Smiley
Thanks!  Sounds like you used something like what I did.  I wouldn't even consider making bias tape without the tool!
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« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2009 05:22:13 AM »

Here is another tutorial for making bias tape, I haven't tried it yet.
http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/creative_little_daisy/2007/11/diy-version-of.html
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« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2009 06:49:32 AM »

I know a quilter that would love thes tapes
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« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2009 10:37:29 AM »

I, too, love making bias tape, but I think it's the method that I love, that has you draw lines on the diagonal on a piece of fabric and then sew one selvedge edge to the other, and then you just cut on the lines that you drew (which became one continuous strip when you sewed that one seam) for one very VERY long piece of bias tape.... Have you ever done it that way?

I have not and I'm not sure exactly what you're describing but it sounds like you get to attach them all before cutting?!  That sounds WAY faster.  I can't quite get my head around it, though.  I wonder if there's a YouTube tutorial for this way?

Well, I found a link that should explain it better (labeled "How to make yards and YARDS of bias tape") See if you can get an idea from this: http://www.fiber-images.com/Free_Things/How_Tos/free_how_to_make_bias_tape.html

Went to that link- holy schnikeys! That's absolutely brilliant! Thanks for sharing that one!!  Grin
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« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2009 03:26:37 PM »

Here is another tutorial for making bias tape, I haven't tried it yet.
http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/creative_little_daisy/2007/11/diy-version-of.html

That's a clever solution! Thanks for sharing that link!

I know a quilter that would love thes tapes

Thanks!  It's strange considering what I know now, but using them for quilting didn't occur to me until after people replied to this topic.  Duh, T!


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