Monday, August 8, 2011

Cutting Fabric on the Bias

Cutting a binding on the bias allows you to bind around curved edges more easily since the fabric will stretch. I use it all the time on clothing and even used it on a quilt that had a scalloped border. 

  I learned this awesome technique at quilt group and thought I'd share.
Be sure to start with your fabric Right Side Out with the selvages at the top and bottom.


Anonymous said...

Boy, this is great! I'll remember this b/f I cut binding for my next quilt!

Bead and Needle said...

One of the best tricks I've seen - you ROCK, Annie...this will come in SO handy at my class on Saturday - Tanya

JamieS @ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom said...

Oh my gosh! I cant wait to try this! Making bias tap is no fun and I have tried a few methods... Maybe I will work on the table runner I have been putting off. Thanks for the tip!

Lella Boutique said...

Sweet! This would have been good for me since I just made a bunch of crib bumpers with piping! I am definitely pinning this for future reference. Thanks!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Hello Annie. I just sent you an email regarding your fabric giveaway on my blog. Thanks

Jill said...

Great tutorial! I never knew how to cut on the bias - now I do!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Carolina said...

so smart! I pinned this so I can reference it for the next time I need to cut bias binding! : )

Carolyn said...'ve made it look so easy with your tutorial. Thanks.