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.







8 comments:

Pamela Nees 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!
~JamieS

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
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Carolina said...

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

Carolyn said...

Wow..you've made it look so easy with your tutorial. Thanks.