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What Sizes of Bias Makers do I Need?

Posted by stitcheasy2003 (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 8, 11 at 7:29

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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RE: What Sizes of Bias Makers do I Need?

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.

RE: What Sizes of Bias Makers do I Need?

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.


RE: What Sizes of Bias Makers do I Need?

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.

RE: What Sizes of Bias Makers do I Need?

I use a bias tape maker for Celtic designs and prefer 3/8".

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