Thank you for the time you spend on this post. Once you have it all cut in a continuous loop, use a bias tape maker to complete the process. :) The multiplying by 0.9 at the end is basically to account for seam allowances and the triangle shape at the end of the tape that can’t be used. I am not afraid to try now!!!! Well, you actually don’t want them to. 3. If you are new to working with binding, as we mentioned above, please see our tutorial: Bias Binding: Figuring Yardage, Cutting, Making, Attaching. I LOVE IT :-)) THANKS SO VERY MUCH ! This worked perfectly and it has totally rocked my world! Once you have the first pin in place, the rest of the lines should be easy to pin. Just lately I have tried from another tute I had found but just couldn’t get it right. I read thru it once and then took the plunge! First you need to know how much fabric you need to make your binding. I was actually directed to another website but found your when I searched Google for it. I can not wait to try it out. Before we get started……there are a lot of pictures below, to help illustrate how this works. *giggle* ooh, can’t wait. I’m most excited that I don’t use so much fabric anymore. Finally I understand the mysteries of the mobius bias tape method! When you posted about making binding for your kids quilts AGES ago on the straight I wanted to show you this simple technique! Your Excel spreadsheets are a tremendous help! We have two great how-to articles on binding in general: Bias Binding: Figuring Yardage, Cutting, Making and Attaching and A Complete Step-by-Step for Binding Quilts & Throws. I spent 30+ years in technical writing/editing and your tutorial is is one of the finest combinations of elegant explanation and easily understood graphics I’ve seen, professional or otherwise. Your words and your pics are the best tutorial I’ve seen. Have you used it much? This is amazing. ;), And thanks Cameron, that means a lot! However, it’s not as strong as bias binding, and is best for straight edges only. My only concern is just how many seams are going to be in it because of the seam between the two triangles in addition to all the ones between the strips. And this, of course, depends on what kind of project you are going to sew your bias tape on.. On a general rule, for double folded bias tape you have to use 4 times the width you want to end up with. See that? Then do the same offsetting trick as above, so that the lines you drew on the fabric form a “spring” in 3D space. I am all set for life for bias tape! Cutting the Bias Binding Strips 1 Cut off the end of the rectangle. What you want to do is pull the upper triangle tip on the left and pull it slightly over to the left….and then pull the lower triangle tip over on the right, and pull it slightly over to the right. It has the most stretch, so it distorts easily. But after you have made this a time or two (and wrap your brain around how it works), you will whip bias tape out in minutes. So if I start with a 54″ square, and want 2″ wide strips, how many inches will I end up with? Some of the things I knew intuitively from being a long time sewer. I will want to thank you for the excellent explication you did for the biais, I learn this a long long time ago but I loose the information, but now I’m very please to see your site so Thank you again from Québec Canada, Thank you for this tutorial. I have often avoided making bias because of the fabric waste. You can buy Bias Tape…..but if you want something in a color other than the standard colors they manufacture, you can easily make it. All you have to sew is 2 seams…..and then you start cutting around and around, resulting in piles of Bias Tape. Cameron, I am new to quilting and this is such a great help , thank you so much for sharing. 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