Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cutting Bias Strips for Bindings or Applique

I'm in the process of writing my first actual pattern and I'm pretty excited about it! If you follow me on Instagram, you've likely already seen my pie-filled picnic quilt. If you haven't, here's a little preview:

The pattern is currently being tested by some lovely ladies and I'm hoping to release it mid-June.

Anyway, as I was building the pattern and looking for a tutorial for cutting bias strips, I could only find tutorials for continuous bias strips. But I threw a mini hissy fit because I didn't want continuous bias strips--that meant drawing lines and cutting with scissors. I can't trust myself to cut straight lines with scissors. So after watching about sixty YouTube videos, I figured it out. In case any of you want to make bias binding for quilts with curvy edges, or strips for use in applique, or for finishing edges of your handmade garments, I put together a PDF guide for you. Feel free to print it, pin it, share it, or totally ignore it altogether. I made the images for my pattern but I thought they might be useful for other people who don't like the idea of continuous bias cutting. 

I can't get it to embed in the actual post. Oops. But that will take you to my Google Drive page, where you can download it!

Until next time,


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