Easiest ever bias binding

I bound a wavy-edged quilt last week and so it needed a bias binding. I used a tool/ruler that makes  it so easy! 

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It’s called The Bias Tool and it’s available from The Quilter’s Mercantile. Their photo shows how it fits perfectly on a half-yard cut. My fabric was a larger piece but it still worked well.  

The ruler guides you to cut perfect bias strips, and guides you to nip off the corners of the bias strips so they fit magically together, end to end. 

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I usually do my bindings by machine, with a method that looks a lot like hand sewing. I decided to try a different final stitch this time, in contrasting thread. I’m liking the result!

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Here again is my finished baby quilt, ready for the next little girl in my life.

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About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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4 Responses to Easiest ever bias binding

  1. Connie says:

    I love the colors in your baby quilt. Did you follow a pattern or create this on your own? I love it!

  2. Amy Bevilockway says:

    I really enjoy using my sewing machine for all my quilting. Love your creativity. Gives me great ideas and encouragement. Thank you for sharing.

  3. susan rizzi says:

    Would you do a post on how you do your machine sewn bindings so that they look hand sewn please?

  4. Kim says:

    I’m always amazed at how clever these products are……and think…why did n’t I think of that !
    Happy Sewing

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