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 Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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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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