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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Wearable Koi Pond on: February 06, 2011 05:23:06 PM
love this especially since you recycled!  NICE JOB
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Beaded Suncatcher Ornaments on: April 27, 2010 07:44:36 PM
i love them too, and i prefer the RED - nice!
3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Funky Flowers Mosaic Window (Pictures Galore) on: April 25, 2010 04:13:19 PM
this is just beautiful.  i've always wanted to learn how to do this.  which you had some pics of the how to...
thanks for sharing!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Junk to Art for Annoying neighbour on: April 25, 2010 07:06:11 AM
this is positively beautiful!  i'm gonna do this with my kids.
5  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: Craftster link buttons on: December 13, 2005 11:06:39 AM
Yeah guys, I'm also having trouble linking to craftster.  I found the banner page but cannot figure out how to download it, and even if I could, would it work as a link or just be a banner on my blog?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Retro Vintage Stripe Tote with large outside pockets - tutorial on: April 19, 2005 10:45:29 AM
i love the first bag - i gotta have pockets
thanks for the tutorial
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Two-tone tri-fold zippered wallet - NOW WITH TUTORIAL on: April 19, 2005 08:49:28 AM
hi everybody,
i'm new to this website but luvin' it.  i just wanted to respond to the question about bias binding with a little bit more detail.  as a quilter, we use this to bind our quilts all the time.  it is a very durable edge compared to straight of grain...
bias binding can be as wide as you like, correctly described previously as edges folded in.  you can make bias binding out of any woven (as opposed to knit) fabric, as long as you cut it on the bias, that is, at a 45 degree angle to the selvage edge of your fabric.  any angle will stretch, but 45 degrees gives the best degree of stretch.  HOWEVER, in quilts as well as this project you are not really looking to stretch the bias around, as this will distort your edges.  the wallet could technically be bound by strips of fabric that are not cut on the bias (that is, straight with the grain of the fabric) but bias also curves well around the corners and as i said, is more durable.   for a neater appearance of these curves, try ironing with steam to shrink the inner bend and stretch the outer bend simultaneously.
quilters use bias also to create intricate designs for applique, such as celtic, vines, etc because of the beauty of the curve - ideally, this curve is without puckers.  consider a wavy appliqued design across your wallet just for decoration!
there are numerous tutorials for making enough continuous binding for oodles of wallets on the net, i will search then hopefully have a link for ya.

ok here it is - all you ever wanted to know about bias binding:

for some reason a direct link doesn't work - you have to click on "online extras" then "hints and tips" then "how to make bias strips"
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