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How do I make a continuous strip of f…

Anne_Marie_Paradisin | Posted in The Archives on

I’ve forgotten how to make customized piping! I think you start with a square of fabric and fold somehow on the diagonal, and then sew. When you cut, you end up with a long thin piece of fabric that you would sew around cording, and then use as your piping. Can anyone help? Thanks!

Anne Marie


  1. Hill | | #1


    I'm not sure how to make it, but I did find this website that may be of help.


    Good luck,

    1. arlee_barr | | #2

      *try judy murrah's books for techniques for bias or threads #87

      1. Jean_ | | #3

        *Here is a web page with good instructions. Have fun!

        1. Chris_Haynes | | #4

          *That is a good explanation on how to get continuous strips... only one thougtht... I would mark the lines BEFORE sewing the off-set tube. It is much easier to mark a flat piece of fabric than the bias tube.

          1. Katherine_Oler | | #5

            *You will actually get more bias using a rectangle and cutting a right angle triangle off one end and placing it on the other end than in using a square. The points will slope in the same direction (when it's put together correctly). Then you mark the width you want the strips to be, offset the long straight sides by one bias strip and sew together on the grain. Press the seam allowance and cut on the lines you have marked. It will come off in one continuous strip. Good luck, bias is great to work with and I enjoy making my own to match or contrast what I'm making.Katherine

          2. sewdude | | #6

            call Shirley at 800 729-0280, they make the  fasturn, and nothing makes bias tube easier to create!  fasturn and the sewing foot they have work nicely...

            http://www.Crowning-touch.com is the web site?

  2. GoodFibrations | | #7

    The url below has a wonderful step by step explanation. It is a pdf file and you can print it for future reference


    it's from the University of Kentucky Cooperative extension

    copy & paste it to your browser

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