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    Default Bias binding best method?

    I haven't made bias binding in awhile so I watched a lady on You Tube do it. Her method was so crazy idk if I can replicate all the steps. She ripped the non-selvedge edge off to straighten it. Then she folded 2 ends in at a 45 degree angle, then folded the opposite sides same and the shape resembled a kite. Then she kind of lost me when she folded one end up about 6 inches and started cutting. Next I watched Jenny's tutorial on continuous bias binding she made after marking a half yard piece at 2.5 inch intervals and sewed the whole thing into a tube before cutting. I have never done either way. Usually I rip my non selvege end to str it, then fold the left corner up at 45 degrees, cut that large triangle piece off (use that part for another project), then I just start cutting my strips at the 45 degree angle even tho it usually creates smallish strips with many ends to join. Now I am confused. Have I always been doing this the wrong way? How do you do it?
    Edit: I can't find the YT link but is 7 min "Easily Cut Bias Strips" by Babylock from 2 yrs ago
    Last edited by jjkaiser; June 11th, 2019 at 12:50 AM.

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    Default Re: Bias binding best method?

    https://makeit-loveit.com/make-conti...s-tape-binding

    I like this one. Not only is it easy but it tells you how much fabric you will need for different lengths of bias.
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    Default Re: Bias binding best method?

    Here's another great site for calculations on all things associated with quilts, including binding.
    http://www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/Calculators.php To see all the calculators and links to them, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
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    Default Re: Bias binding best method?

    I much prefer the method of folding the fabric before cutting and using your ruler to cut short straight lines. All of the marking and trying to get the lines to be in alignment takes me too much time. It's a matter of personal preference. I recommend cutting your strips 2.25 or 2.5 inches.

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    Default Re: Bias binding best method?

    I wouldn't rip the fabric. I was just reviewing my links for bias binding last night. I like the one by Fons and Porter. This is the link but I can't seem to post correctly to link. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P91GqWO7CGA

    I also have a link to You Tube one with Patrick Lose that tells how to calculate how much fabric is needed for the length of your binding. I'll try & figure out how to link it up.

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    Default Re: Bias binding best method?

    Link to bias binding with Patrick Lose. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-wRuPEl7WGI

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    Default Re: Bias binding best method?

    I have used this method for binding.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wOU8FR3S4o

    This one works great if you have the AQ system.

    https://www.accuquilt.com/blog/tutor...es-quick-tips/

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    Default Re: Bias binding best method?

    I was taught bias binding before straight. I was taught to cut at a 45degree angle and go from there. It probably wastes more fabric but honestly it's a fail safe for me without the confusion.

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