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Making bias tape

Deborah15 | Posted in General Discussion on

Making bias tape:  does anyone have a ‘pattern’ to make bias tape?  I remember finding one years ago where you took a length of fabric, joined ends, cut it, joined new ends, and then just cut it the correct width – and you went round and round – to get bias tape.  It was like building an infinity loop, and of course now that I need to make bias tape, I can’t find the instructions!  I have the standard way of cutting and seaming a flat piece of fabric.  Thanks!


  1. starzoe | | #1

    If you want a lot of bias tape, say for a quilt edge or for cording, the barrel method is the one to use. If you need just a few yards for trim, make bias tape the easier way. I could tell you how to do either one, but first I am going to google it and maybe (most likely) there are good instructions somewhere.

    1. Deborah15 | | #3

      THANKS to you both!! I used the words 'Barrel Bias Tape' in google, and there the instructions were - after going thru one other site.


      This is exactly the pattern I was looking for.  This is the first time I've used the Threads online discussion, and it was a winner for me!  Thank you both - Happy Holidays.

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        paddyscar | | #4

        Threads discussion is always a winner, so come back often!


        1. Sancin | | #5

          I hope you like your bias tape when you have made it. Personally, I have made bias tape by piecing ends and also by using a ruler and cutter flat on a quilting cutter mat. Missing varnish on my dining room table attests to the point that I used too small a mat at one point. I find I prefer to cut flat with a ruler on a mat. When I have made bias tape by the cylinder method I don't seem to be able to get consistent width tape. And I have tried everything. Cutting seems to get out of line when cutting through the seams.

  2. starzoe | | #2


    Here is the first that came up - I put cut your own bias tape
    into Google - there are more sites I didn't read.

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