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bias hem

brookscat | Posted in The Archives on

Several years ago, Threads featured a clever way to do a bias hem. I think the idea was to start cutting a circle of fabric and somehow it just worked out so neat. I have searched my sewing room for this issue but no luck. Does this sound familiar to anyone?



  1. quiltsammon | | #1

    I think what you are talking about is continueous bias binding. Many quilters use this to make long amounts of bias quickily. Since it's much better to see the instrutions than read them, I found a basic website typing continueous bias on google. Try
    http://www.stitchguide.com for the instructions.


  2. Tess | | #2

    Your description reminds me of an article that may have been in Threads a long time ago. It may have been a non-bulky ruffle at the neckline of a blouse. But the article may have been about skirts and various ways to finish the hems. Memory becomes fantasy after a certain age! Maybe there were 2 articles.

    At any rate, I typed in "circle ruffle" in Google and found these:


  3. alotofstitches | | #3

    I can't tell you which month but under the "Questions" section in THREADS, there was an illustration for a machine hem on bias skirt--it was answered by Pamela Busque.

    Try to find the article for the pix--You turn up the hem allowance and I use 2.5 stitch length and an edge-stitch foot (Bernina #10) to stitch near folded edge. Press, then trim away excess allowance.  Move needle over, if possible, and fold up the hem again(will be a scant 1/8") and stitch close to top edge, turning up as you go. Press again to smooth the waves.

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