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Monday, April 19, 2010

Cutting Bias Quilt Binding

I was cutting some bias binding today and thought some of you might like to know how I cut mine.


The first thing I do is fold my fabric cut edge to selvedge so I have a bias fold.
I always press as I go so I have a nice crisp edge to work with.


The next step is to fold again along the bias fold.


Then you fold a second time.   Always keep the folded edges together.


After folding the second time you will have a little bit left over.  Just turn this piece down. (got tired of using the word fold.)


Now you trim  all the folds .  Cutting off just about a quarter inch.


                                                                             Turn your fabric around- if you are right handed like I am- and start cutting your strips whatever width you want.
I was a weaver in another life and this is the way I would cut strips when I wove with fabric.  If this isn't clear to anyone (not sure it's even clear to me) let me know and I will try to help.
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3 comments:

judith lockhart said...

Thanks for sharing, Nancy. Think I saw you do that once but had forgotten how it was done.

omashee aka Barb said...

How wonderful! Easy peasy!

Di said...

What a great method! Thank you so much - I'm bookmarking this one!