Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bias Tape the OLD Fashion Way

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Bias Tape is NOT hard to make, you will need 

2 Straight Pins
1 Piece of fabric cut 1" x 3" approx - Holding Strip

The strip you will make into bias tape, I cut mine large to show, normal cut will be 
3/4" to 1 1/4" wide. 

A dry Iron  and Ironing board.


Bias Tape the OLD Fashion Way



How to make Bias Tape

Iron over your edges, 1/8" to 1/4" and Press


How to make Bias Tape the OLD Fashion Way

Do both sides


How to make Bias Tape


Lay your started binding down, press side up.
Take your Holding Strip and lay on top, Pin into your ironing board cover next to the bias tape.


How to make Bias Tape the OLD Fashion Way

Pull the bias tape


How to make Bias Tape

And, with a hot, dry iron press, at first do a bit, and lift iron, pull and iron.


How to make Bias Tape the OLD Fashion Way

As the tape becomes longer you can leave the iron and pull slowly.
(Other side view)


How to make Bias Tape the OLD Fashion Way

Pull tape slowly
How to make Bias Tape

Good side of bias tape.


How to make Bias Tape

I like to roll mine  to keep it until I'm ready to use it.
I learned this years ago from a Home Eco. teacher in the 70's
No need to buy a machine to do this for you !  But, you can if you like !

I am the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection
and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns

2 comments:

  1. That's such a clever trick. I've been wondering about getting one of the machines but couldn't justify the cost or having another thing to store in my tiny craft space. I'll be doing this from now on. Thanks!

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  2. I've always sewed but am new to quilting and I've always made my bias tape this way! Never knew there was a machine that would do it for you !!!

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