How and What is Bias Tape…and How Do I Cut it?
Bias is sometimes a scary word to quilters, but it doesn’t have to be! In this post I want to give you some good resources on cutting bias tape and using a bias tape maker. I hope to be adding videos as I create them, so if you have a new bias question, be sure to check back soon!
What is Bias?
Bias is a term that refers to cutting your fabric on a 45 degree angle. This is often done in quilting when you want your fabric to have more stretch or give.
How to Cut Bias Tape
Cutting Bias Tape is easier than you think! Check out this quick tutorial below:
How to Use A Bias Tape Maker
There is no tool quite so fun as a bias tape maker! Once you know the trick on how to start your fabric through, you’ll be zooming! Check it all out in this mini tutorial:
Great, I made Bias Tape…Now What?
I’ll soon be adding video on how to use iron on adhesive with your bias tape maker, so stay tuned for that. While you’re waiting, you might also like this video…
If you’re looking for a clean way to attach your bias tape, you might consider and Invisible Machine Stitch. Here’s a quick video of how that works OR if you’re looking for something a little more in-depth, check my Invisible Machine Stitch Blog Post out:
Now it’s Time to Practice!
Put your new-found Bias Tape skills to the test! Join my Potting Table Block of the month and get all sorts of practice with it. For more info, see below:
This skill-building quilt will keep you busy all year long! When you join my Block of the Month (at any time of the year!) you’ll get:
✔️ 1 quilt block pattern per month
If you join after April 2023, you’ll have full access to all months that have been released upon purchase.
✔️ Member-only tutorials
✔️ Monthly quilty prizes
2 chances to win for every block you finish
✔️ Access to my private Facebook group,
just for BOMers
…for a little over $5 a month!