Making bias tape
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!
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.
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.
Threads discussion is always a winner, so come back often!
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.
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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