What Sizes of Bias Makers do I Need?

stitcheasy2003February 8, 2011


How do you know what size to get:

What size makes a half inch double fold? What size makes an one inch double fold?

Clover Bias makers come in 5 sizes. non fusible ones. 6mm (1/4");12mm (1/2");18mm (3/4");

25mm (1");50mm (2").

Thank you B.

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I never use them. I always use the french-fold method of binding, which the Clover makers can't do.

I cut my binding strips, seam them, press in half, stitch the raw edges to one side, hand stitch to the other. The size I cut the strip depends on the binding size I want. I prefer a 3/8" finished binding (quilt judges do not prefer this), so I cut my strips 3", and press in half.

There isn't any way I'd try to run doubled strips through a tape maker.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2011 at 9:57PM
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I would guess the size you need depends on the application you need bias strips for? The only time I would make bias strips for a quilt binding would be if I were doing a scalloped edge on the quilt. For regular straight quilt edges, you don't need a binding cut on the bias, although there may be some quilters who only use a bias binding.

My bindings are cut 2 1/2" and made as Mary described.

If you need a bias binding for something other than a quilt binding, then you would need to get the size maker that would give you the size bias strip called for.


    Bookmark   February 9, 2011 at 6:49AM
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I also do not use a bias tape maker for the same reasons given. I also make my binding as Mary and Teresa do, but over the years I adjusted to do mine using 2 inch strips. I think you need to work with this and find which is best for you and go from there.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2011 at 7:40AM
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I use a bias tape maker for Celtic designs and prefer 3/8".

    Bookmark   February 9, 2011 at 9:42AM
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