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    I am wanting to make my own binding which I have never done.I thought it always had to be cut on the bias.I saw Jennys tutorial and she did one that wasn't on the bias.I am confused now.What is the difference in them or how do I know which one I need to use?I am just wanting to bind a cut of fleece now with no batting or amything added to it.Just something to make it look finished?

    #2
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    I only use bias when I have a curved edge to work around.
    Vonnie

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      #3
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      If you are binding straight edges, such as a rectangular or square quilt, you don't need to use bias binding. But if you are binding curves, such as a scalloped edge or rounded corners, then use bias binding. Bias works to made your potholders or small round table toppers have a smooth binding.

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        #4
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        Thanks that helps a lot.

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          #5
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          Most people use straight cut binding most of the time..... Bias binding is generally used for curves.... Usually in the borders.


          Sandy from Cincinnati


          AKA Kermit

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            #6
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            I am probably one of the oddballs. I LOVE bias cut binding and I use it on straight sides and curves. I rarely use straight cut binding. I just think it hugs the edge of the quilt better and lies flatter. But just like any other component of quilting, there will be many different reasons why each person uses the method they use.

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              #7
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              Another time ('ve come to learn), to cut on the bias, is when using a striped fabric...
              Really makes the binding pop!
              I really need to get off the exclamation point.
              It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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                #8
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                Originally posted by New York Sue View Post
                Another time ('ve come to learn), to cut on the bias, is when using a striped fabric...
                Really makes the binding pop!
                And how's that pretty irish chain with striped binding coming along? Can't wait to see it when it's finished.

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                  #9
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                  Originally posted by Auntpiggylpn View Post
                  I am probably one of the oddballs. I LOVE bias cut binding and I use it on straight sides and curves.
                  You're not alone; I only use bias cut binding. I read that it wears much better than straight cut binding because you don't have just one thread running along the edge. Plus, if you have leftover binding, you can use it for any project - including/especially those with curves. Once you know how to fold it before cutting your strips, it's just as easy to make as straight cut.

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                    #10
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                    I have always cut mine on the bias since I started making mine. I use the Simpli-EZ Bias Binding Ruler and it makes cutting it very easy. Then I use The Binding Tool to help me finish sewing on the binding.

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                      #11
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                      This is the method that I use to make my bias binding. This lady says to use 1 1/4 yd of fabric so you have a perfect square. I have done it with 1/2 yd pieces as I never had any reason to make that much bias binding!!!

                      http://once.unicornmedia.com/now/ada...s-binding.html

                      Not all wounds are so obvious. Walk gently in the lives of others - Unknown Author

                      No one has ever become poor by giving - Anne Frank

                      http://www.etsy.com/shop/thequiltedpig

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                        #12
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                        I generally use straight cut binding when I make my own when I am binding a square/rectangle quilt. The bias is really a must if you have scalloped or curved edges though.
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